Table of contents: issue38 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/742/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Issue 38: The Quality of Metadata Is Not Strained http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne issue 38.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>At a time when long-running institutions such as <em>Ariadne</em> are understandably mindful of their independence [<a href="#1">1</a>], the decision not to persist in the editorial inclination to lead on articles slightly at a tangent to the main thrust of <em>Ariadne</em>'s work might be considered craven. However, under any other circumstances it might justifiably have been considered perverse and hence I begin by drawing your attention to the article by <strong>Marieke Guy</strong>, <strong>Andy Powell</strong> and <strong>Michael Day</strong>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 editorial richard waller ahds bbc jisc oai ukoln daedalus portole accessibility archives data dspace e-learning electronic theses eprints further education interoperability metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative perl repositories resource discovery software standards url xml z39.50 Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1001 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The AHDS Is Evolving: Changes at the Arts and Humanities Data Service http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/ahds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/ahds#author1">Alastair Dunning</a> describes the changes afoot at the AHDS and how it intends to adapt to the changes in both technology and the needs of its stakeholders.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Established in 1995, the <a href="http://ahds.ac.uk/">Arts and Humanities Data Service</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] was created with the objective of developing an infrastructure to manage the growing number of digital resources being created within the arts and humanities.</p> <p>One medium for discussing this initial development was Ariadne, and Daniel Greenstein and Jennifer Trant's 1996 article [<a href="#2">2</a>] gave a detailed account of the aims and organisation of the AHDS.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/ahds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article alastair dunning ahds jisc kings college london surrey institute of art & design university of essex university of glasgow university of oxford university of york archives cataloguing data data set database framework ict infrastructure preservation research search technology standardisation Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1002 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The JISC 5/99 Programme: What's in a Number? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/5-99 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/5-99#author1">Rachel Bruce</a> and <a href="/issue38/5-99#author2">Balviar Notay</a> give an overview of the outputs and influences of the JISC 5/99 Learning and Teaching and Infrastructure Programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 5/99 Programme, as it became known, was funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (<a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk">JISC</a>) [<a href="#1">1</a>] in the year 2000. Quite simply the name, 5/99, refers to the number of a JISC circular letter. It was the fifth circular issued by the JISC in 1999. So the name is pretty meaningless to those outside the JISC or not involved in one of 54 projects that were funded via the circular. The majority of the projects have now completed, the programme end date was July 2003.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/5-99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article balviar notay rachel bruce british library bufvc cerlim edina jisc jisc collections mimas oai surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of liverpool university of oxford university of strathclyde chcc dner eevl elib iconex iesr inspiral jafer jisc information environment jorum patois sosig subject portals project trilt xgrain zetoc accessibility archives authentication authorisation service cataloguing data data set database digital library e-learning ejournal framework further education geospatial data gis higher education infrastructure infrastructure service internet explorer interoperability java jstor learning objects licence metadata open archives initiative open source openurl portal repositories research resource discovery rslp search technology service registry sfx software standards usability video visualisation z39.50 Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1003 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Improving the Quality of Metadata in Eprint Archives http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/guy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/guy#author1">Marieke Guy</a>, <a href="/issue38/guy#author2">Andy Powell</a> and <a href="/issue38/guy#author3">Michael Day</a> address the argument that the quality of service to end-users is markedly influenced by the quality of metadata being produced and provide suggestions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Throughout the eprints community there is an increasing awareness of the need for improvement in the quality of metadata and in associated quality assurance mechanisms. Some [<a href="#1">1</a>] feel that recent discussion of the cultural and institutional barriers to self-archiving, which have so far limited the proliferation of eprint archives in the UK, have meant that anything that is perceived as a barrier between academics and their parent institutions needs to be played down.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/guy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article andy powell marieke guy michael day andrew w mellon foundation jisc oai ukoln university of southampton eprints uk gnu subject portals project application profile archives cataloguing collection description controlled vocabularies data digital library dublin core eprints html interoperability learning objects metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative research rslp schema search technology semantic web simple dublin core software usability vocabularies Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1004 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Building OAI-PMH Harvesters With Net::OAI::Harvester http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/summers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/summers#author1">Ed Summers</a> describes Net::OAI::Harvester, the Perl package for easily interacting with OAI-PMH repositories as a metadata harvester. Ed provides examples of how to use Net::OAI::Harvester to write short programs which execute each of the 6 OAI-PMH verbs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Net::OAI::Harvester is a Perl package for easily interacting with OAI-PMH repositories as a metadata harvester. The article provides examples of how to use Net::OAI::Harvester to write short programs that execute each of the 6 OAI-PMH verbs. Issues related to efficient XML parsing of OAI-PMH responses are discussed, as are specific techniques used by Net::OAI::Harvester.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/summers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article ed summers library of congress oai cpan archives data database doc dom dublin core ead identifier marc21 metadata mets mods oai-pmh open archives initiative perl programming language repositories schema url web app xml Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1005 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Portole Project: Supporting E-learning http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/portole <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/portole#author1">Tracey Stanley</a>, <a href="/issue38/portole#author2">Mina Sotiriou</a> and <a href="/issue38/portole#author3">Matthew Dovey</a> provide an overview of a project to produce tools to discover information resources and deploy them within a university VLE.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--<br /> <h3 id="Abstract">Abstract</h3> </p><p>The PORTOLE (Providing Online Resources To Online Learning Environments) Project was a JISC-funded project which sought to produce a range of tools for tutors which could be used to enable them to discover information resources and to embed these into their course modules from within a University Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The VLE in use at the Universities of Leeds and Oxford is the Bodington system. A key deliverable of the project was to produce tools that were designed with the ease of incorporation into other VLE environments in mind.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/portole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article matthew dovey mina sotiriou tracey stanley google ims jisc microsoft university of leeds university of oxford dner jafer jisc information environment portole algorithm bibliographic data cataloguing data database digital library dublin core e-learning google search html information architecture infrastructure internet explorer java marc marc21 metadata multimedia open source openurl portal resource discovery schema scripting language search technology software sql sql server standards subject gateway vle web resources xml xml schema xslt z39.50 Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1006 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The European Library: Integrated Access to the National Libraries of Europe http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/woldering <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/woldering#author1">Britta Woldering</a> describes the findings of the recently completed EU Project The European Library, focusing on technical solutions and metadata development.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The European Library (<a href="http://www.europeanlibrary.org ">TEL</a>) Project [<a href="#1">1</a>] completed at the end of January 2004. The key aim of TEL was to investigate the feasibility of establishing a new Pan-European service which would ultimately give access to the combined resources of the national libraries of Europe [<a href="#2">2</a>]. The project was partly funded by the European Commission as an accompanying measure under the cultural heritage applications area of Key Action 3 of the Information Societies Technology (IST) research programme.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/woldering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article britta woldering oai application profile archives authentication bibliographic data browser cataloguing collection description copyright data database dcmi dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-business html hypertext identifier infrastructure interoperability javascript metadata metadata model namespace national library oai-pmh open archives initiative open source openurl portal python research rslp search technology soap software sru srw url web browser web services xhtml xml xsl z39.50 Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1007 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk DSpace Vs. ETD-db: Choosing Software to Manage Electronic Theses and Dissertations http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/jones <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/jones#author1">Richard Jones</a> examines the similarities and differences between DSpace and ETD-db to determine their applicability in a modern E-theses service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.thesesalive.ac.uk/">Theses Alive!</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] Project, based at Edinburgh University Library and funded under the JISC Fair Programme [<a href="#2">2</a>], is aiming to produce, among other things, a software solution for institutions in the UK to implement their own E-theses or Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) online submission system and repository. In order to achieve this it has been necessary to examine existing packages that may provide all or part of the solution we desire before considering what extra development we may need to do.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/jones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article richard jones hewlett-packard iso jisc massachusetts institute of technology oai sun microsystems university of edinburgh university of glasgow university of southampton daedalus apache archives authentication copyright data database digital library digital preservation document management dspace dublin core electronic theses eprints file format ftp identifier infrastructure institutional repository interoperability java licence linux lucene metadata mysql oai-pmh open archives initiative open source passwords perl preservation programming language repositories research schema scripting language search technology software standards tomcat Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1008 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What the Resource Discovery Network Is Doing for Further Education http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/williams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/williams#author1">Mark Williams</a> highlights some of the services that the RDN provides for the benefit of FE users.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Further Education sector has put significant resources into the development of managed learning environments to support their learners, but however good the technical infrastructure, the learner experience will only be as good as the resources they can access. This is where the <a href="http://www.rdn.ac.uk/">RDN</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] can help.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/williams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article mark williams jisc university of glamorgan eevl sosig cataloguing further education higher education infrastructure resource discovery search technology software vle web resources Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1009 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk How Altis Can Help the Further Education Sector http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/altis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/altis#author1">Steven Hewitt</a> gives advice on finding quality Internet resources in hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Anyone who uses the Internet on a regular basis is only too aware of the problem of finding good quality, reliable information using commercial search engines such as Google and Alta Vista. For students and teachers, short on time to complete assignments or prepare lessons, sifting through thousands of search results to find relevant information can be daunting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/altis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article steven hewitt google university of birmingham cataloguing further education research search technology web resources Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:16:11 +0000 admin 1676 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What's in Artifact for Further Education? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/artifact <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/artifact#author1">Jayne Everard</a> writes about the areas covered by the new subject service Artifact and takes us through the facilities on offer to FE practitioners.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.artifact.ac.uk/">Artifact</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] is the arts and creative industries hub of the Resource Discovery Network (<a href="http://www.rdn.ac.uk/">RDN</a>) [<a href="#2">2</a>] providing free searchable access to high-quality resources on the Web in the following subjects: Architecture, Art, Communications and Media, Culture, Design, Fashion and Beauty, Performing Arts and a range of general subjects such as business advice, events and exhibitions, funding, training and employment opportunities, and much more.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/artifact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article jayne everard jisc manchester metropolitan university archives cataloguing further education research resource discovery search technology web resources Fri, 30 Jan 2004 20:46:17 +0000 admin 1678 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Further Education and BIOME http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/biome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="#author1"><strong>Donald Mackay</strong></a> gives an overview of BIOME, the hub for the health and life sciences in the context of its services for Further Education.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>BIOME is a free service from the Resource Discovery Network that offers free access to an easy-to-use and searchable catalogue of high-quality Internet resources covering the health and life sciences.</p> <div align="center"><img alt="Figure 1 BIOME logo (14KB)" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue38-biome/biome-logo.jpg" /></div> <p>The Internet holds a plethora of information and is a key source of material to support health and life science teaching and learning in Further Education. It can be, however, difficult to find high-quality and relevant materials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/biome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article donald mackay nmap cataloguing further education resource discovery search technology software Fri, 30 Jan 2004 20:57:36 +0000 admin 1679 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What's in EEVL for Further Education http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="#author1"><strong>Roddy MacLeod</strong></a> gives<br /> an overview of the services and plans EEVL has for students and practitioners<br /> in the Further Education sector.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Indispensible, much better than using Google" was a comment about <a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a>, the Internet guide to engineering, mathematics and computing, from one FE Tutor who attended an RSC (Regional Support Centre) event last year. It is not surprising that he was enthusiastic as there is a great deal of content in EEVL of interest to staff and students in Further Education (FE). In fact, EEVL has a surprisingly wide appeal, as was recognised recently by <a href="http://www.schoolzone.co.uk/">Schoolzone</a>, a service which features Web sites reviewed by UK teachers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article roddy macleod bbc google heriot-watt university institute of physics jisc eevl cataloguing data database e-learning ejournal further education ict perl portal research resource discovery rss search technology software Fri, 30 Jan 2004 21:21:06 +0000 admin 1680 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What's in GEsource for Further Education? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/gesource <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="#author1">John Blunden-Ellis</a> provides a view of the material available to FE from GEsource, the RDN subject service for geography and environment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.gesource.ac.uk/">GEsource</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] is the geography and environment hub of the RDN and provides free access to a fully searchable catalogue of high-quality resources on general geography, human geography, physical geography, environment, and techniques and approaches.</p> <p>Below is a selection of resources in GEsource that will be relevant to learning and teaching in FE:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/gesource" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article john blunden-ellis sosig cataloguing data database further education research search technology Fri, 30 Jan 2004 21:32:59 +0000 admin 1681 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What's in Humbul for Further Education? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/humbul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="#author1"><strong>Randy Metcalfe</strong></a> provides an overview of the materials and services of use to humanities practitioners in the FE sector.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.humbul.ac.uk/">Humbul</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] is the humanities hub of the Resource Discovery Network (<a href="http://www.rdn.ac.uk/">RDN</a>) [<a href="#2">2</a>] and represents a sound starting point for finding quality resources in this subject area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/humbul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article randy metcalfe google jisc university of oxford cataloguing further education metadata personalisation research resource discovery search technology Fri, 30 Jan 2004 21:49:58 +0000 admin 1682 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What's in PSIgate for Further Education? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/psigate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="#author1"><strong>John Blunden-Ellis</strong></a> describes the materials and services available from the RDN subject service PSIgate in respect of students and practitioners in FE.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.psigate.ac.uk/">PSIgate</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] is the physical sciences hub of the RDN and provides free access to a fully searchable catalogue of high-quality resources on astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences, materials, physics, and history/policy of science.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/psigate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article john blunden-ellis cataloguing database e-learning further education Fri, 30 Jan 2004 21:57:12 +0000 admin 1683 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What's in SOSIG for Further Education? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="#author1"><strong>Emma Place</strong></a> gives an insight into the pitfalls that await new users of the Internet in their search for relevant and quality materials and explains how SOSIG has catered for the needs of both FE students and practitioners.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Internet holds great potential for supporting education at FE level, but it can be fraught with difficulty. Lecturers often have very little time to spend surfing the 'Net to find useful resources for course materials and teaching, or to help their students develop Internet skills. Students can lack the skills, confidence or ability to use the Internet effectively for their study, especially given that the Internet is not exclusively about education, containing many materials that are completely inappropriate for coursework or study.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article emma place british library google ilrt jisc university of bristol sosig cataloguing database e-learning ebook further education higher education ict research resource discovery search technology software subject heading Fri, 30 Jan 2004 22:02:16 +0000 admin 1684 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries: 2003, 2004: A Backward Glance and Thoughts on the Future http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> looks at some of the broader issues affecting public libraries and information professionals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Spam_privacy_and_the_law">Spam, privacy and the law</h2> <p>Another year gone and the millennium celebrations and Y2K bug already seem to belong to some dim and distant technological past.</p> <p>As 2003 drew to a close the spotlight was on the use and abuse of Information Technology: never was so much havoc caused by so few. The language employed by the media to describe events in the online world reflected global concerns about warfare and disease. Viruses, worms and trojan horses 'infected' and 'invaded' international networks, and a 'war' on spam was declared.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 regular column penny garrod amazon bbc british library cilip jisc loughborough university microsoft ukoln university of bath jisc information environment archives bibliographic data cataloguing collection development data digitisation e-government e-learning ebook ict identifier infrastructure mobile mp3 operating system privacy rfid sms software uri wiki wireless Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1010 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: The Year 2003 in Perspective http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> takes us through the major trends and highlights in the world of search engines over the course of the past year.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since 2003 is now drawing to a close, (or at least it is while I'm writing this - I suspect that when you get to read it 2004 will have dawned bright and early), I thought that it might be interesting to take a look back at a few of the things that happened in the search engine industry over the past year. This isn't designed to be an inclusive month by month, blow by blow account, but is just a few of the trends and interesting things that I've noticed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 regular column phil bradley amazon google microsoft adobe blog browser database digital library operating system search technology standards Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1011 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk WebWatch: How Accessible Are Australian University Web Sites? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/alexander <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/alexander#author1">Dey Alexander</a> reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites. A selection of key pages from all 45 Australian tertiary education Web sites were analysed to assess their compliance with basic accessibility standards, as required by Australian anti-discrimination legislation. The results--98% of sites failed to comply--suggest that Australian university Web sites are likely to present significant barriers to access for people with disabilities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/alexander" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 regular column dey alexander alt australian national university griffith university microsoft monash university newcastle university queensland university of technology university of queensland university of southern queensland university of sydney w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility adobe browser css data data set doc document format flash gif graphics html identifier intellectual property internet explorer java javascript ocr operating system plain text research rtf software standards stylesheet url usability video wcag windows Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1012 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Developing and Publicising a Workable Accessibility Strategy http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/phipps <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/phipps#author1">Lawrie Phipps</a>, <a href="/issue38/phipps#author2">Sue Harrison</a>, <a href="/issue38/phipps#author3">David Sloan</a> and <a href="/issue38/phipps#author4">Betty Willder</a> look at the increasing need for developers of institutional and educational Web sites to develop and follow a strategy for ensuring optimal accessibility of online content.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article looks at the increasing need for developers of institutional and educational Web sites to develop and follow a strategy for ensuring optimal accessibility of online content. In particular the need is stressed for careful thought about the aims of such a strategy, and to ensure that the strategy meets a balance between ambition, legal responsibility and equitable access to learning and teaching.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/phipps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 tooled up betty willder david sloan lawrie phipps sue harrison alt jisc jisc techdis w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility browser digital media e-learning further education higher education ict multimedia operating system research software standards usability wcag web development Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1013 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Improving the Quality of Your HTML http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> outlines a strategy for fixing the most important HTML resources on a Web site.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="The_Importance_of_HTML_Compliance">The Importance of HTML Compliance</h2> <p>A recent Web Focus article [<a href="#1">1</a>] argued that there was a need to ensure HTML resources complied strictly with HTML standards in order to ensure that they would be functional, widely accessible and interoperable. The importance of HTML compliance is growing as the HTML format develops from being primarily an output format used for display by Web browsers to its use as XHTML in which the resource can be transformed for a variety of purposes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 tooled up brian kelly jisc ukoln university of bath w3c blog content management css digital library html interoperability standards web browser web standards xhtml Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1014 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The OpenURL and OpenURL Framework: Demystifying Link Resolution http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/apps-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/apps-rpt#author1">Ann Apps</a> reports on a conference about current and future uses of the proposed OpenURL Framework Standard Z39.88-2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="The_Event_at_a_Glance">The Event at a Glance</h2> <ul> <li><a href="#a">Welcome - Pat Harris</a></li> <li><a href="#b">The OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services Standard - Eric Van de Velde</a></li> <li><a href="#c">The Promise and History of the OpenURL - Oliver Pesch</a></li> <li><a href="#d">Related Linking Standards: CrossRef and DOI - Ed Pentz</a></li> <li><a href="#e">Why Should Publishers Implement the OpenURL Framework?<br /> </a></li></ul><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/apps-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 tooled up ann apps ansi british library editeur google microsoft mimas niso oai university of manchester zetoc archives authentication cookie data database digital library digital object identifier doi dublin core ejournal framework identifier infrastructure internet explorer interoperability knowledge base metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative open source openurl personalisation portfolio repositories research rss schema search technology semantic web sfx shibboleth simple dublin core soap software standardisation standards syndication usability xml xml schema z39.88 Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1015 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Towards a User-Centred Approach to Digital Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/espoo-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/espoo-rpt#author1">Ken Eason</a> reports on the five themes in the Digilib Conference, Espoo, Finland.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The National Library of Finland led the organisation of this conference to bring together librarians and researchers from around the world to discuss progress with digital libraries. The aims were to explore how users were responding to digital services and to examine how services could be made more 'user-centred'. The conference was attended by 200 delegates from 23 countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/espoo-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 event report ken eason british library google jisc loughborough university lund university mimas national library of finland northumbria university university of bristol university of queensland sosig zetoc bibliographic data database digital library ejournal free software information society national library open access open source portal research search technology standards url usability web resources Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1016 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Herding Tigers, Part II http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/ltg-tigers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/ltg-tigers#author1">Sophie Clarke</a> describes an event designed to share ideas on accessibility, evaluation and the use of learning technology standards.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>'Herding Tigers' was held at Oxford University Computing Services on the 17 December 2003, with a theme of <em>Best practice in e-Learning development</em>. This was the second event of its type organised by the University's <a href="http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ltg/">Learning Technologies Group</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>], the previous year's having had a slightly different focus on raising awareness and collaborative working between e-Learning practitioners and academics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/ltg-tigers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 event report sophie clarke jisc oxford university computing services ukoln university college london university of oxford web accessibility initiative accessibility blog e-learning interoperability lams learning design learning objects ms word repositories schema software vocabularies xml xml schema Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1017 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk OSS Inaugural Conference: Open Source Deployment and Development http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/oss-watch-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/oss-watch-rpt#author1">Sebastian Rahtz</a> and <a href="/issue38/oss-watch-rpt#author2">Randy Metcalfe</a> give an overview of the first conference of the Open Source Advisory Service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk/">OSS Watch</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] is a pilot advisory service set up by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to provide UK higher and further education with neutral and authoritative guidance about free and open source software and related standards.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/oss-watch-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 event report randy metcalfe sebastian rahtz andrew w mellon foundation ibm jisc microsoft oss watch oxford university computing services ukoln university of bristol university of oxford jisc information environment browser data framework free software further education intellectual property interoperability java licence linux open source operating system portal research resource discovery software uportal video vle web browser windows xml Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1018 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Reaching Out to Your Community: Policies and Practice for Public Library Service http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/talis-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/talis-rpt#author1">Fiona Leslie</a> gives an overview of this seminar which covered a variety of topics of interest to public library professionals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The day's <a href="http://www.talis.com/latestnews/seminar7-10-03.htm">programme</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] started with an introduction by Ken Chad, sales director at Talis who welcomed delegates.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/talis-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 event report fiona leslie nhs talis aggregation archives blog cataloguing digitisation e-government e-learning flash framework higher education ict infrastructure mobile mobile learning multimedia portal research search technology video wireless Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1019 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/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 name="1"></a></p> <h2 id="Slide_Libraries_and_The_Digital_Future">Slide Libraries and The Digital Future</h2> <p>Wednesday 24th March, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU. For more information and for booking details contact <a href="mailto:laura.valentine@royalacademy.org.uk">laura.valentine@royalacademy.org.uk</a>. Booking closes on 3 March 2004.</p> <p>AUDIENCE: UK Slide Librarians in HE and those responsible for visual collections</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 news and events richard waller cilip edina ibm jisc national e-science centre niso royal college of art the national archives ukoln university of bath eprints uk aggregation archives bibliographic data blog content management data data management database digital library digital preservation e-learning e-science ebook eprints file format framework higher education ict infrastructure jstor knowledge management metadata mis mobile openurl operating system preservation repositories research search technology software standards usability web development web services wiki wireless Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1020 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Super Searchers Make It on Their Own http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/coelho-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/coelho-rvw#author1">Lina Coelho</a> looks at the work and lives of independent information professionals prepared to share their secrets for starting and running a research business.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you love Boolean logic, online research and would like to work from home - this book is for you. But before you get carried away - just a reminder that you need more than a computer and a phone line to make it on your own as an independent information professional.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/coelho-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 review lina coelho british medical association archives database research search technology Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1021 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, Volume 37, 2003 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/harris-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/harris-rvw#author1">Colin Harris</a> declares himself a veteran reader of the ARIST, assesses the kinds of reviewing it performs and balances the strengths and weaknesses of this long-standing publication.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>ARIST is a remarkable institution. For 37 years, since Carlos Cuadra edited the first volume in 1966, it has provided expert overviews of current developments in information science and technology. I was a keen user in those early days; the first five volumes included chapters on 'information needs and uses' (by Menzel, Herner, Paisley, Allen and Lipetz) which provided invaluable help to a young researcher.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/harris-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 review colin harris information today manchester metropolitan university information retrieval natural language processing Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1022 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Centred on Learning http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/royan-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/royan-rvw#author1">Bruce Royan</a> takes a structured look at this series of case studies and analyses their view of the Learning Resource Centre phenomenon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The list of 25 contributors at the front of this volume is initially rather disheartening to the new reader: it conjures up memories of past encounters with loose compilations of elderly conference papers, only resuscitated because of their perceived relevance to a currently fashionable topic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/royan-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 review bruce royan library association framework higher education ict Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1023 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk