Table of contents: issue34 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/699/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Issue 34: Cultivating Interoperability and Resource-Sharing http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/editorial#author1">Philip Hunter</a> introduces Ariadne issue 34.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to the December/January issue of <i>Ariadne</i>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 editorial philip hunter andrew w mellon foundation ims national science foundation oai open university university of glasgow daedalus archives data digital library digital repositories digitisation e-government e-learning framework gif higher education information retrieval information society infrastructure interoperability metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative personalisation preservation research resource sharing url visualisation z39.50 Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1104 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Sharing History of Science and Medicine Gateway Metadata Using OAI-PMH http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/little <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/little#author1">David Little</a> outlines the resource sharing arrangements between the MedHist gateway and the Humbul hub, using the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, and some of the issues it has raised.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The MedHist gateway [<a href="#1">1</a>] was launched in August 2002, providing access to a searchable and browsable catalogue of high quality, evaluated history of medicine Internet resources. MedHist has been funded and developed by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine [<a href="#2">2</a>], but is hosted by the BIOME health and life sciences hub [<a href="#3">3</a>], and as such is part of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/little" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 feature article david little library of congress oai ukoln wellcome library wellcome trust sosig aggregation archives cataloguing collection development css data database dublin core interoperability javascript medical subject headings metadata national library oai-pmh opac open archives initiative rdf repositories resource description resource discovery resource sharing rss search technology standards thesaurus url z39.50 Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 923 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Cultural Heritage Language Technologies: Building an Infrastructure for Collaborative Digital Libraries in the Humanities http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/rydberg-cox <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/rydberg-cox#author1">Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox</a> describes the work of the Cultural Heritage Language Technologies consortium, a research group funded by the European Comission Information Society Technologies program and the United States National Science Foundation Digital Libraries Initiative.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The field of classics has a long tradition of electronic editions of both primary and secondary materials for the study of the ancient world. Large electronic corpora of Greek and Latin texts are available from groups such as the <i>Thesaurus Linguae Graecae</i>, the <i>Packard Humanities Institute</i>, and the <i>Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri</i>, and in the Perseus Digital Library [1].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/rydberg-cox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 feature article jeffrey rydberg-cox ieee imperial college london national science foundation oai tufts university university of cambridge perseus algorithm archives browser cataloguing data data set digital library dublin core framework html hypertext information retrieval infrastructure interoperability knowledge management library catalogs metadata multimedia open archives initiative preservation provenance repositories research search technology sgml software standards thesaurus url visualisation vocabularies xml Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 924 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Exposing Information Resources for E-learning http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/powell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/powell#author1">Steve Richardson</a> and <a href="/issue34/powell#author2">Andy Powell</a> on Harvesting and searching IMS metadata using both the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, and the Z39.50 Protocol.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="An_introduction_to_the_IMS_Digital_Repositories_Working_Group">An introduction to the IMS Digital Repositories Working Group</h3> <p><a href="http://www.imsglobal.org/">IMS</a> [1] is a global consortium that develops open specifications to support the delivery of e-learning through Learning Management Systems (LMS). (Note: in UK higher and further education we tend to use the term Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in preference to LMS).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/powell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 feature article andy powell steve richardson ims jisc oai ukoln university of bath eevl jisc information environment sosig accessibility archives bath profile bibliographic data cataloguing content packaging data data set database digital repositories dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning further education identifier ims content packaging information retrieval internet explorer interoperability learning management system learning objects library management systems metadata mysql oai-pmh open archives initiative open source perl php portal repositories research resource discovery schema search technology simple dublin core soap standards url vle web portal xml xml schema z39.50 Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 925 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Exploring Charging Models for Digital Cultural Heritage http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/tanner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/tanner#author1">Simon Tanner</a> and <a href="/issue34/tanner#author2">Marilyn Deegan</a> discuss charging models.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article will describe the results of a study to investigate some of the underlying financial and policy assumptions being made in the move from previously analog photographic services into the realm of digital capture and delivery in cultural heritage institutions. The study focussed upon libraries, archives, museums and galleries with particular emphasis upon investigating how marketable, cost efficient and income-stable the new digital services and resources are in comparison with previous methods.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/tanner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 feature article marilyn deegan simon tanner andrew w mellon foundation d-lib magazine jisc university of hertfordshire university of oxford elib archives cataloguing data digital library digital preservation digitisation higher education national library preservation research url Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 926 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk DAEDALUS : Freeing Scholarly Communication at the University of Glasgow http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/nixon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/nixon#author1">William J. Nixon</a> presents a brief overview of the DAEDALUS Open Archives Project at the University of Glasgow.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>DAEDALUS [1] is a three year JISC funded project under the FAIR Programme [2] which will build a range of Open Archives Compliant (OAI) digital collections at the University of Glasgow. These collections will enable us to unlock access to a wide range of our institutional scholarly output. This output will include not only published and peer-reviewed papers but also administrative documents, research finding aids, pre-prints and theses. DAEDALUS is also a member of the CURL SHERPA project [3].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/nixon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 feature article william j. nixon jisc loughborough university massachusetts institute of technology oai robert gordon university sherpa university of edinburgh university of glasgow university of southampton daedalus gnu romeo theseus archives copyright data digital preservation digital repositories dspace eprints open access open source preservation repositories research search technology software url Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 927 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries: Creating Websites for E-citizens -The Public Library Web Managers Workshop 2002 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> reports on the Public Library Web Managers workshop, November 2002, held in Bath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Background_to_the_workshop">Background to the workshop</h3> <p>The third Public Library Web Managers workshop to be organised by UKOLN was held at the University of Bath on the 5th and 6th of November 2002. This year’s event aimed to provide public library web managers with a brief respite from the trials and tribulations of the workplace, and the chance to share networking experiences with colleagues up and down the country. It also aimed to bring together some key speakers on this year’s hot topic –e-government (electronic government).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 event report penny garrod bbc cilip d-lib magazine google jisc nhs ukoln university of bath university of bristol accessibility bibliographic data cataloguing content management controlled vocabularies css data dublin core e-government ebook framework further education gif graphics higher education html ict information architecture interoperability intranet metadata multimedia open source research resource discovery rss search technology smil software standards svg url usability vector graphics video vocabularies web development xml Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 928 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG: Social Science Case Studies http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dave Boyd provides an update on SOSIG’s involvement in the new RDN FE case studies project, and on developments within the Geography and Environmental Sciences subject sections.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The RDN has recently launched a set of case studies aimed at supporting the use of the Internet for further education. The project was led by staff at Biz/ed based at The Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT). It started in February 2002 and was completed in October this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 regular column david boyd ilrt university of bristol sosig further education research search technology udc url Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 929 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL: Search Me! http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> supplies guidance on the large range of available EEVL search options.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Background">Background</h3> <p><a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a> is the Internet guide 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> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 regular column roddy macleod heriot-watt university jisc eevl gnu sosig bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing database ejournal free software further education graphics licence resource discovery rss search technology url xml z39.50 Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 930 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Interfaces to Web Testing Tools http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> looks at interfaces to Web testing tools, and in particular at Bookmarklets - simple extensions to browsers which enhance functionality.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the last issue of <em>Ariadne</em> the Web Focus column encouraged Web developers to "get serious about HTML standards" <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a>. The article advocated use of XHTML and highlighted the importance of documents complying with standards.</p> <p>Many authors of Web resources would agree with this in principle, but find it difficult to implement in practice: use of validation tools seem to require launching a new application or going to a new location in a Web browser and copying and pasting a URL. This can be time-consuming and so is often not carried out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 tooled up brian kelly alt google microsoft ukoln university of bath w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility apache browser css dom dublin core ejournal google search html internet explorer javascript metadata open source opera search technology standards url web browser web resources xhtml Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 931 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: A Survey of Web Server Software Used by UK University Web Sites http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> with an update of his survey of server software used by central Web sites in UK Universities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A survey of Web server software used on UK University Web sites was carried out in October 1997 and the findings were reported in <em>Ariadne</em> issue 12 <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a>. The survey was repeated in September 2000 and the updated findings published in <em>Ariadne</em> issue 21 <a href="#ref-02">[2]</a>.</p> <p>The survey was repeated in November 2002 and the findings are published in this article.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 tooled up brian kelly apache software foundation birkbeck college birmingham city university central school of speech and drama courtauld institute of art de montfort university edinburgh college of art glasgow school of art goldsmiths college imperial college london kings college london leeds metropolitan university liverpool john moores university london business school london school of economics manchester metropolitan university microsoft ncsa nottingham trent university open university queens university belfast robert gordon university rose bruford college royal academy of music royal agricultural college royal college of art royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal holloway royal northern college of music royal veterinary college royal welsh college of music and drama school of oriental and african studies south bank university surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of bath university of cambridge university of central lancashire university of dundee university of east london university of london university of oxford university of surrey university of the west of england university of wales university of west london gnu apache browser cookie higher education interoperability linux php pics privacy research software url windows Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 932 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The 2nd Workshop on the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/geneva <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/geneva#author1">William Nixon</a> and <a href="/issue34/geneva#author2">Pauline Simpson</a> report on the meeting held at CERN, Geneva, in October 2002.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research is the world’s largest particle physics centre. It is located just outside of Geneva on the French-Swiss border. CERN is also the birthplace of the World Wide Web, created by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/geneva" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 event report pauline simpson william nixon california digital library digital preservation coalition elsevier jisc lund university massachusetts institute of technology oai sherpa ukoln university of bath university of glasgow university of southampton daedalus gnu romeo archives copyright data digital archive digital library digital preservation dspace eprints identifier infrastructure interoperability knowledge base metadata oai-pmh open access open archives initiative preservation repositories research search technology software url video Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 933 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Hidden Treasures: The Impact of Moving Image and Sound Archives in the 21st Century http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/london <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/london#author1">Philip Hunter</a> reports on the one day meeting on multimedia objects in the British Library, London, October 2002.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This conference was set up 'to consider the central importance of moving images and sound to our heritage and present-day culture, the necessity of adequate funding for the archives that preserve such materials, and asks why there is a lack of any coherent infrastructure for moving image and sound archives in the UK'.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/london" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 event report philip hunter british library bufvc digital preservation coalition imperial college london jisc library of congress microsoft royal college of art tasi ukoln university of bath university of strathclyde archives cataloguing copyright digital library digital preservation digitisation framework higher education infrastructure licence metadata multimedia preservation research search technology software standards sword protocol url video Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 934 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Personalisation of the Digital Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/ramsden-perrot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/ramsden-perrot#author1">Michelle Perrott</a> and <a href="/issue34/ramsden-perrot#author2">Anne Ramsden</a> report on the Joint Open University - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Seminar on Personalisation and Digital Libraries hosted at the Open University, October 2002.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The interest in personalisation began with online commerce and the need for one-to-one relationships with customers in the early 1990s. Higher education is rapidly moving towards online delivery and mass education, so students could benefit from more personalised services, hence the recent interest in institutional portals, such as uPortal (1), which can personalise and present information.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/ramsden-perrot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 event report anne ramsden michelle perrott amazon cni coalition for networked information jisc knowledge media institute london school of economics open university ukoln agora jisc information environment authentication cataloguing content management data database digital library higher education information retrieval infrastructure interoperability learning objects metadata namespace ontologies personalisation portal privacy research semantic web soap software uportal url videoconferencing vocabularies web browser web portal web resources web services Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 935 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Review: The Digital Factor in Information and Library Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/royan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Book review by <a href="/issue34/royan#author1">Bruce Royan</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is something about the phrase “International Yearbook” that makes the reviewer’s heart sink. It conjures up an image of an arbitrary assemblage of re-cycled conference papers in indifferent English, cobbled together at random and in haste with minimal editorial control and no critical apparatus to speak of.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/royan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 review bruce royan ifla ims digital library digital media digitisation metadata mets research resource discovery resource management url Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 936 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Review: E-learning and Teaching in Library and Information Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/paschoud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Book review by <a href="/issue34/paschoud#author1">John Paschoud</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since their first recorded appearance in history (take your pick from <a href="http://www.libraryhq.com/libhistory.html" title="www.libraryhq.com/libhistory.html">www.libraryhq.com/libhistory.html</a>), librarians have had an important role in education at all levels in all major cultures. But the exponential pace of technology change is such that many of them, and the institutions they work in, have not yet caught up with the special relevance of Internet-based technologies for learning. Reading Barbara Allan's latest book would be an effective way to remedy this, quite comprehensively.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/paschoud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 review john paschoud jisc london school of economics inspiral digital library e-learning html managed learning environment research rslp url Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 937 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Library and Information Professional's Guide to Plug-ins and Other Web Browser Tools http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/martin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Book review by <a href="/issue34/martin#author1">Ruth Martin</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The last thing I expected a book with a title like <i>The Library and Information Professional’s Guide to Plug-ins and Other Web Browser Tools</i> to be was entertaining. But to my amazement, this book kept me turning the pages for the length of a long train journey, thanks to its illustrated examples of how US libraries and museums have made use of plug-in applications in such things as interactive library tours, 3-dimensional exhibit image display, and virtual enquiry desks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/martin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 review ruth martin cilip accessibility browser portal research search technology software url web browser Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 938 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="DOCUSEND_PROJECT_MANAGER">DOCUSEND PROJECT MANAGER</h3> <p>Docusend &lt;<a href="http://www.docusend.ac.uk">http://www.docusend.ac.uk</a>&gt; is a national three-year project which began in May 2002 and is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). The key project objective is to develop a journal article request and delivery broker service. The Docusend partners include the ten university libraries which comprise the Lamda electronic document delivery service &lt;<a href="http://lamdaweb.mcc.ac.uk">http://lamdaweb.mcc.ac.uk</a>&gt;, with King's College London as the lead site.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 news and events shirley keane edina jisc johns hopkins university kings college london mimas oclc smithsonian institution ukoln university of bath university of cambridge docusend zetoc accessibility archives collection description copyright digital preservation digitisation dublin core interoperability preservation research resource discovery software web services Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 939 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk