Table of contents: issue35 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/708/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Issue 35: The Art and Craft of Portalage http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/editorial#author1">Philip Hunter</a> provides an editorial introduction to Ariadne 35.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to the March/April issue of <i>Ariadne</i>. This issue of Ariadne focuses on the Portal concept. The term 'portalage' (the making of portals) crept (unforced) into a discussion of the portal concept held on the 25th April at the University of London Library (<i>Gateways to Research and Lifelong Learning: Portals in Perspective</i>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 editorial philip hunter british library cerlim jisc manchester metropolitan university ukoln university of london cc-interop eprints uk iconex iesr jisc information environment subject portals project archives authentication collection description copac data data set e-learning eprints framework higher education learning objects metadata open archives initiative portal rae repositories research resource discovery rslp search technology service registry standards Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 940 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ePrints UK: Developing a National E-prints Archive http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/martin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/martin#author1">Ruth Martin</a> describes the technical work of the ePrints UK project, and outlines the non-technical issues that must also be addressed if the project is to deliver a national e-prints service</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>ePrints UK [<a href="#1">1</a>] is a two-year JISC-funded project under the Focus on Access to Institutional Resources (FAIR) Programme [<a href="#2">2</a>] which began in July 2002 and is due for completion in July 2004. The lead partner is UKOLN of the University of Bath. The aim of the project is to develop a national service provider repository of e-print records based at the University of Bath derived by harvesting metadata from institutional and subject-based e-prints archives using the Open Archive Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) [<a href="#3">3</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/martin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 feature article ruth martin jisc oai oclc sherpa ukoln university of bath university of glasgow university of leeds university of southampton daedalus education portal eprints uk romeo archives bath profile collection description data database dewey decimal dublin core eprints further education javascript metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative rae repositories research resource discovery search technology simple dublin core soap software url web services z39.50 Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 941 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Syndicated Content: It's More Than Just Some File Formats? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/miller <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/miller#author1">Paul Miller</a> takes a look at issues arising from the current enthusiasm for syndicating content to portals or other web sites, and offers some guidelines for good practice.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is, unsurprisingly, an increasing recognition that digital resources of all kinds are eminently suitable to repurposing and reuse. The Iconex Project [<a href="#1">1</a>], for example, was funded under JISC's 5/99 Programme to look at the creation, storage and dissemination of reusable learning objects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/miller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 feature article paul miller ahds bbc cetis iso jisc oai ukoln university of hull university of liverpool eevl elib iconex jisc information environment patois sosig zetoc aggregation archives bath profile cataloguing content provider copac data database dissemination dublin core dublin core metadata initiative framework higher education html infrastructure interoperability intranet javascript learning objects metadata open archives initiative personalisation portal rdf research resource description resource discovery rss uportal url xml z39.50 Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 942 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Access Management: The Key to a Portal - The Experience of the Subject Portals Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/SPP <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/SPP#author1">Francisco Pinto</a> and <a href="/issue35/SPP#author2">Michael Fraser</a> report on the experience of the Subject Portals Project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Portals are widely suggested as important tools to facilitate the hard task of finding and accessing useful information for learning, teaching and research [<a href="#1">1</a>]. In this context, the Resource Discovery Network (RDN) [<a href="#2">2</a>] is enrolled in the Subject Portals Project (SPP) [<a href="#3">3</a>] with the aim of developing and deploying subject-based portals to provide the UK's HE and FE communities with integrated access to distributed resources within the JISC Information Environment (IE) [<a href="#4">4</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/SPP" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 feature article francisco pinto michael a. fraser cni ieee jisc london school of economics microsoft oxford university computing services ukoln university of oxford dner eevl jisc information environment sosig subject portals project access control apache api archives authentication authorisation service browser cookie data data set database digital library dublin core framework further education infrastructure internet explorer interoperability java ldap metadata namespace open source passwords personalisation portal research resource discovery shibboleth soap software standardisation uportal url web browser Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 943 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Functionality in Digital Annotation: Imitating and Supporting Real-world Annotation http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/waller <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/waller#author1">Richard Waller</a> looks at both pre-digital and digital concepts of annotation, with a view to how annotation tools might be used in the subject-gateway environment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Long before the first Roman scrawled (possibly a term such as "detritus") in the margin of something he was reading, people had been making annotations against something they had read or seen, however uncomplimentary. It is more than likely that the first annotation occurred the moment the person making it was able to find a suitable implement with which to scrawl his or her opinion against the original. Annotating may be defined as making or furnishing critical or explanatory notes or comment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/waller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 feature article richard waller amazon jisc ukoln w3c archives authentication browser cloud computing copyright data database digital library higher education html hypertext identifier information retrieval managed learning environment metadata modelling multimedia provenance repositories research resource description search technology software standards subject gateway uml url video vle web browser xml xpointer Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 944 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What Features in a Portal? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/butters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/butters#author1">Geoff Butters</a> analyses the features found in various types of portal, and includes a comparison with the planned features for the JISC Subject Portals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>EDNER - the formative evaluation of the UK higher education sector's Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) - is a three-year project being undertaken by the Centre for Research in Library &amp; Information Management (CERLIM) at the Manchester Metropolitan University and the Centre for Studies in Advanced Learning Technology (CSALT) at Lancaster University.&nbsp; One strand of the project is to undertake an evaluation of the JISC Subject Portals.&nbsp; As part of that work a systematic investigation of portal features was undertaken in the summer of 2002 to help develop a profile </p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/butters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 feature article geoff butters arl cerlim cilip google information today jisc manchester metropolitan university microsoft ukoln university of bath university of washington dner subject portals project archives bibliographic data bibliographic database browser copyright data database e-learning ejournal higher education html instant messaging java javascript mis network service opac personalisation portal research resource discovery search technology sms software standards url web browser web portal zip Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 945 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Apart from the Weather, I Think It’s a Good Idea: Stakeholder Requirements for Institutional Portals http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/pearce <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/pearce#author1">Liz Pearce</a> takes a look at recent research from the PORTAL Project, which asked over 600 users what they might want from an institutional portal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The PORTAL Project [<a href="#1">1</a>], funded under the JISC's FAIR Programme, aims to explore a range of issues relating to the deployment of institutional portals within the UK tertiary education sector. An introduction to the PORTAL Project was provided by Ian Dolphin, Paul Miller and Robert Sherratt in <i>Ariadne</i> Issue 33 [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/pearce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 feature article liz pearce jisc ukoln university of bath university of hull iconex jisc information environment archives copyright data further education higher education internet explorer learning objects portal repositories research rss search technology url usability Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 946 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mandated Online RAE CVs Linked to University Eprint Archives: Enhancing UK Research Impact and Assessment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/harnad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/harnad#author1">Stevan Harnad</a>, <a href="/issue35/harnad#author2">Les Carr</a>, <a href="/issue35/harnad#author3">Tim Brody</a> and <a href="/issue35/harnad#author4">Charles Oppenheim</a> make a case for maximising the advantages and the UK's pre-eminence in the Research Assessment Exercise.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Being the only country with a national research assessment exercise [<a href="#1">1</a>], the UK is today in a unique position to make a small change that will confer some large benefits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/harnad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 feature article charles oppenheim les carr stevan harnad tim brody arl british library information today loughborough university gnu romeo accessibility archives copyright data database dissemination eprints higher education licence metadata rae research search technology semantic web software url Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 947 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Creating Websites for e-Citizens: the Public Library Web Managers Workshop 2002 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the first of a series of articles, <a href="/issue35/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> takes us through some of the choices confronting UK public libraries, and begins by looking at the ramifications of the DCMS report "Framework for the future".</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>What is the primary role and function of the public library in 21st Century Britain? Are public libraries in danger of trying to do too many things? Are they trying to please all of the people all of the time? How can the People's Network be sustained post-lottery funding? What is special about public libraries - do they have a Unique Selling Point? Are traditional, book-based services being run down as the focus switches to ICT and e-everything?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 regular column penny garrod cilip google ukoln west sussex county council blog document format e-government e-learning framework ict research url Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 948 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG: Regarding Collaboration, Conferences and Courses http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/planet-sosig#author1">Alejandro Fernandez</a> introduces a new collaborative initiative between the RDN and LTSN, <a href="/issue35/planet-sosig#author2">Emma Place</a> reports from the BPS Annual Conference and <a href="/issue35/planet-sosig#author3">Neil Jacobs</a> presents a new course for social researchers in Government.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="SOSIG_and_LTSN_Collaboration_Project">SOSIG and LTSN Collaboration Project</h3> <p>On March 11th, representatives from the social science-related LTSN Subject Centres sat down with SOSIG staff to kick off a collaboration project that has the grand goal of maximising the use of Internet resource descriptions and information created for the UK social science community by sharing cataloguing responsibilities and tasks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 regular column alejandro fernandez emma place neil jacobs ilrt oai university of bristol sosig cataloguing database framework higher education metadata research resource description rss standards url Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 949 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Free Full-text E-journals and EEVL's Engineering E-journal Search Engine http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/eevl#author1">Nicola Harrison</a> and <a href="/issue35/eevl#author2">Roddy MacLeod</a> describe what EEVL has to offer in the area of e-journals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <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> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 regular column nicola harrison roddy macleod google heriot-watt university jisc centaur eevl archives cataloguing copyright data database ejournal further education html infrastructure java portal research resource discovery search technology software standards url Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 950 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: Many Movements in Mere Months http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> looks at various developments that have occurred recently in the ever-shifting scene of the search engine.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Internet moves quickly, and no more so than when looking at search engines. In the last few months (or even weeks) there's been a lot of movement, with some major changes in the field. Consequently, rather than just look at one search engine in detail, or a particular subject area, I thought it might be useful to play catch-up in this issue of Ariadne; hopefully you'll be aware of all these news stories, but in case you've actually got a life and don't sit glued to your computer screen, some of them may be new to you.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 regular column phil bradley google tasi blog copyright data database multimedia search technology url Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 951 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: A Standards-Based Culture for Web Site Development http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> outlines strategies for choosing appropriate standards for building Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In <em>Ariadne</em> issue 33 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 reasons why this was an important standard for Web developers.</p> <p>XHTML is just one of the standards which has been developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). W3C has also developed several standards for XML as well as standards in the area of hyperlinking, multimedia and graphics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 tooled up brian kelly ietf iso microsoft ukoln university of bath w3c dublin core graphics html java javascript multimedia open source open standard preservation rtf scripting language software standards url web development xhtml xml Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 952 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk WebWatch: Surfing Historical UK University Web Sites http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> outlines strategies for choosing appropriate standards for building Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>It has been said that those who ignore history, are condemned to repeat it. In the Web world we can be so excited by new developments that we may forget approaches we have taken in the past and fail to learn from our mistakes. This article describes how the WayBack Machine <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> was used to look at the history of UK University Web sites.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 tooled up brian kelly 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 google imperial college london kings college london leeds metropolitan university liverpool john moores university london business school london school of economics manchester metropolitan university 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 east london university of london university of oxford university of surrey university of the west of england university of wales university of west london internet archive archives browser digital preservation flash higher education internet explorer intranet java javascript preservation research search technology standards url wayback machine Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 953 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Collection Description Focus Showcase: Mapping the Information Landscape http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/cd-focus-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/cd-focus-rpt#author1">Verity Brack</a> reports on this one-day showcase of Collection Description projects and services held at the British Library, London, 25 March 2003.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The national Collection Description Focus is based at UKOLN [<a href="#1">1</a>] and funded by the British Library [<a href="#2">2</a>], the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) [<a href="#3">3</a>] , the Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP) [<a href="#4">4</a>] and Resource [<a href="#5">5</a>]. It aims to improve co-ordination of work on collection description methods, schemas and tools, with the goal of ensuring consistency and compatibility of approaches across projects, disciplines, institutions and sectors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/cd-focus-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 event report verity brack british library google jisc ukoln university of sheffield cc-interop iesr jisc information environment archives cataloguing collection description copac data database dublin core ead identifier infrastructure interoperability metadata portal research resource discovery rslp schema search technology service registry url Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 954 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk DELOS CEE Event: Current Trends in Digitisation in Central and Eastern Europe http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/delos-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/delos-rpt#author1">Philip Hunter</a> reports on this meeting held in snowbound Torun, Poland, 3-4 February 2003.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/delos-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 event report philip hunter oai archives cd-rom digitisation metadata open archives initiative software video Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 955 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk JISC 2003 Conference Report http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/jisc-conf-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/jisc-conf-rpt#author1">Philip Pothen</a> reports on Secretary of State Charles Clarke's view of the importance of ICT in the education sector and the role of the JISC in its implementation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the JISC 2003 Conference the Rt Hon Charles Clarke MP, Secretary of State for Education and Skills, underlined the central role for ICT within the education sector.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/jisc-conf-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 review philip pothen jisc digital preservation framework higher education ict preservation research url Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 956 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Librarian's Internet Survival Guide http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/coelho-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/coelho-review#author1">Lina Coelho</a> reviews a practical guide to the Internet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The chapters in this book were first published as columns in "Internet Express" and retain this stand-alone quality. What brings them together is the personality of the author and this comes through in a most engaging way. Her approach is individual, entertaining and fun, unlike so many how-to books on this topic. The book is American in bias but there are a range of sources and what really counts is the enthusiasm which this books encourages in the reader.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/coelho-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 review lina coelho british medical association multimedia privacy search technology url Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 957 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Review: Do We Want to Keep Our Newspapers? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/garrod-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/garrod-review#author1">Penny Garrod</a> reviews a book on libraries published by Office for Humanities Communication Publications.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you want to get people to read a set of conference papers, and to engage with the topic covered - then pick a title in the form of a question. Do we want to keep our newspapers? - anyone with an interest in the media, and the power of the press in particular, will want to dip in to this slim illustrated collection to find out what it's all about. Readers will want to know if there is a consensus about the retention of newspapers, why it is an issue, which newspapers are we talking about in this instance, and who is charged with keeping them, or failing to keep them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/garrod-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 review penny garrod british library institute of historical research library of congress ukoln university of cambridge university of london database digitisation research url Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 958 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/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> <p><a id="1" name="1"></a></p> <h3 id="The_7th_Institutional_Web_Management_Workshop_:">The 7th Institutional Web Management Workshop :</h3> <h4 id="Supporting_Our_Users">Supporting Our Users</h4> <p><em>[April 2003]</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 news and events philip hunter british library eduserv jisc jisc collections oclc open university ukoln university of kent jisc information environment archives cataloguing copyright ddc digital library dublin core e-learning e-science framework higher education lcsh mobile learning national library portal research resource discovery search technology software terminology service thesaurus web development Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 959 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk