Table of contents: issue31 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/668/issues/all?article-type=regular%20column&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en News from the Resource Discovery Network http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/rdn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/rdn#author1">Simon Jennings</a> and <a href="/issue31/rdn#author2">Philip Pothen</a> on the new RDN workbook and extensions to the RDN Virtual Training Suite.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="New_RDN_workbook_and_training_page">New RDN workbook and training page</h3> <p>The Resource Discovery Network (<a href="http://www.rdn.ac.uk" title="www.rdn.ac.uk">www.rdn.ac.uk</a>) has launched a training page, including a new workbook designed to introduce students and staff to some of the services of the RDN. The workbook contains practical tasks and exercises and can be used to support a hands-on workshop or can be used by individuals for self-paced learning. It also contains quizzes, tips and hints, as well as scenarios designed to suggest ways in which the RDN can be used practically to support learning and teaching.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/rdn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 regular column philip pothen simon jennings ilrt jisc kings college london university of bristol further education higher education research resource discovery url web resources Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 873 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/planet-sosig#author1">Emma Place</a> and <a href="/issue31/planet-sosig#author2">Dave Boyd</a> describe a new feature on SOSIG called 'Experts Choice', and report on upcoming events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="SOSIG_Experts_Choice">SOSIG Expert’s Choice</h3> <p>Which Web sites do leading social scientists find invaluable in their research? Find out by visiting the new Expert's Choice section on SOSIG.</p> <p>Experts from a range of disciplines and sectors were asked to recommend their favourite Web site and describe how they found the site useful. Over 30 experts are currently featured, with more being added all the time. SOSIG aims to highlight experts that students are likely to have heard of in their courses, with a view to inspiring a new generation of social scientists to use the Web.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 regular column dave boyd emma place bbc ilrt massachusetts institute of technology sosig data database research url Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 874 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL-ution to a Portal http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Roddy Macleod on the hub's 'EEVL-ution' to a portal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-body"> <p><a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a> is the Hub for engineering, mathematics and computing. It is an award-winning free service, which provides quick and reliable access to the best engineering, mathematics, and computing information available on the Internet. It is created and run by a team of information specialists from a number of universities and institutions in the UK, lead by Heriot Watt University.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 regular column roddy macleod heriot-watt university jisc library association nottingham trent university ukoln university of birmingham w3c eevl failte bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing data database doc further education interoperability java metadata namespace personalisation portal rdf research resource discovery rss search technology standards syndication url xml z39.50 Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 875 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a>'s regular column on search engine technology.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As we’re all aware, the world of the search engine is constantly changing; sometimes in my courses I refer to using search engines as being akin to trying to dance on quicksand. However, in the last few months there have been a lot of changes, even more than usual, so rather than concentrate on a particular engine, or specific subject I thought that in this column I’d try and pull together some of the things that have been happening with the major engines for you.</p> <div class="UKOLN-body"> <div class="UKOLN-body"> <p>Excite. <a href="#1">[1]</a></p> </div></div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 regular column phil bradley amazon google database operating system search technology url web browser Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 876 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/pub-libs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/pub-libs#author1">Penny Garrod</a>'s second outing in Ariadne as Public Libraries Focus.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I purchased the Guardian newspaper to read on the train from Bath to Birmingham the other day. It was the Thursday edition, so the tabloid-sized <i>Online</i> section was sandwiched between the folds of the main paper – a sort of light digital filling in an otherwise heavy snack of wars abroad and spin at home. “Why sex still leads the net”, ran the <i>Online</i> headline, with the byline: “porn websites are making millions. Now mainstream dot.coms are asking them for advice”.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/pub-libs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 regular column penny garrod bbc html ict mobile mobile phone privacy software standards streaming url video Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 877 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk