Table of contents: issue39 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/760/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Ariadne Issue 39: Humanity V Technology, Which Is in the Driving Seat? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne issue 39.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Why it is in this particular issue that I should perceive two forces in ceaseless conflict, I do not know. Nonetheless my very imprecise recollection of Newton's Third Law speaks of every action having an equal and opposite reaction which puts me in mind of something <strong>Paul Browning</strong> wrote about the timeliness of <a href="/issue39/browning/">Through the Web Authoring Tools</a> .</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 editorial richard waller jisc the national archives ukoln jisc information environment application profile archives data set digital library ftp internet explorer lom personalisation preservation repositories resource discovery telnet Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1024 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A National Archive of Datasets http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/ndad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/ndad#author1">Jeffrey Darlington</a> describes how structured datasets produced by UK Government departments and agencies are being archived and made available to users.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The National Archives has been building up a collection of UK Government datasets since 1997 under a contract with the University of London Computer Centre (<a href="http://www.ulcc.ac.uk/">ULCC</a>) [<a href="#1">1</a>]. The archived datasets are available to users free of charge through the World Wide Web and are known as the National Digital Archive of Datasets (<a href="http://ndad.ulcc.ac.uk/">NDAD</a>) [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/ndad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 feature article jeffrey darlington iso ordnance survey swiss federal archives the national archives university of london archives ascii cataloguing data data management data set database digital archive digital preservation file format foi gis graphics metadata operating system preservation privacy research search technology software sql standards ulcc unicode video xml Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1025 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Seeing Is Believing: The JISC Information Environment Presentation Programme http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/awre <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/awre#author1">Chris Awre</a> reviews the JISC Information Environment Presentation Programme and offers an insight to the outcomes of recent studies.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>When using various Web sites for work or leisure most of us have favourites that we start with and prefer interacting with. The reasons why we prefer one site over another may not be clear to us, but the interface of many Web sites is commonly tested to make using them as easy and straightforward as possible. Making that interface between the user and the functionality of the Web site intuitive and easy to navigate will encourage users and increase traffic. In the commercial world this can lead to higher sales or greater awareness of a product.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/awre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 feature article chris awre amazon iso jisc dner jisc information environment accessibility authentication data digital library framework further education infrastructure metadata personalisation search technology usability visualisation Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1026 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk RDN/LTSN Partnerships: Learning Resource Discovery Based on the LOM and the OAI-PMH http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/powell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/powell#author1">Andy Powell</a> and <a href="/issue39/powell#author2">Phil Barker</a> explore the technical collaboration currently underway between the RDN and the LTSN and describe the RDN/LTSN LOM Application Profile and its use to support resource discovery.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the last eighteen months or so, the UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has been funding some collaborative work between the Resource Discovery Network (<a href="http://www.rdn.ac.uk/">RDN</a>) Hubs [<a href="#1">1</a>] and Learning and Teaching Support Network (<a href="http://www.ltsn.ac.uk/">LTSN</a>) Centres [<a href="#2">2</a>]. The primary intention of these subject-based RDN/LTSN partnerships was to:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/powell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 feature article andy powell phil barker cetis ieee jisc mpeg oai ukoln university of bath university of oxford adl application profile archives cataloguing copyright database dcmes dcmi digital archive dublin core e-learning framework gif html identifier jacs learning object metadata learning objects lom metadata multimedia oai-pmh open archives initiative openurl portal purl quicktime resource description resource discovery schema scorm simple dublin core software standards uk lom core uri utf-8 vcard vocabularies xml xml schema xslt Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1027 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Towards the Digital Aquifer: Introducing the Common Information Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/miller <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/miller#author1">Paul Miller</a> discusses current efforts by UK agencies to collaborate on a Common Information Environment that meets the diverse needs of current and future consumers of digital content and services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <dl> <dt><strong>aquifer</strong> <em>n</em></dt> <dd>underground bed or layer yielding ground water for wells and springs etc</dd> </dl> <p class="indent"><small><a href="http://www.nisus.com/Thesaurus/">Nisus Thesaurus</a> 1.0.1. All rights reserved.<br />Using the <a href="http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/~wn/">WordNet</a> 1.7 database, © 2001 Princeton University </small></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/miller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 feature article paul miller bbc becta british library google jisc mla nhs princeton university the national archives ukoln jisc information environment adobe aggregation archives blog curation data database digitisation e-government e-learning e-science internet explorer interoperability personalisation portal repositories research search technology thesaurus wordnet Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1028 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Can We Save Our Audio-visual Heritage? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/teruggi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/teruggi#author1">Daniel Teruggi</a> describes PrestoSpace, the new FP6 Integrated project for the preservation of our disappearing audio-visual heritage.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Memory is our major link to the past; it has greatly influenced the evolution of humankind. Since the beginning of humanity, we have sought to preserve memories through the creation of artefacts that will transcend our own lifetime and so assure ourselves some form of posterity, perhaps even eternity. For some time writing has been the major complex medium of preserved reality. Not only does writing record human actions, beliefs and emotions, but it is an intellectual tool in itself, giving a temporal perspective on our thought as well as providing increasing levels of abstraction.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/teruggi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 feature article daniel teruggi bbc oxford university press university of oxford university of sheffield algorithm archives data digital media digital preservation digitisation dissemination infrastructure interoperability metadata open access preservation preservation metadata repositories research software url video Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1029 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk IT for Me: Getting Personal in South Yorkshire Public Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/pearce <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/pearce#author1">Liz Pearce</a> and <a href="/issue39/pearce#author2">Neil Smith</a> introduce the IT for Me Project which aims to provide personalised access to online resources in South Yorkshire's public libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Personalisation has become an increasingly salient topic in the UK library and information management sector, yet to date much of the work undertaken has been in the academic and knowledge management sectors [<a href="#1">1</a>]. However, the South Yorkshire-based <a href="http://www.itforme.org.uk">IT for Me Project</a> [<a href="#2">2</a>] is looking to bring personalised access to online resources to public libraries. The project, which began in October 2003, will create a Web-based platform to provide access to personalised resources.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/pearce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 feature article liz pearce neil smith oai university of sheffield jisc information environment archives data data set database e-government framework ict information retrieval infrastructure interoperability knowledge management metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative open source personalisation research rss sms software standards vocabularies web resources web services xml z39.50 Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1030 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Filling Institutional Repositories: Practical Strategies from the DAEDALUS Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/mackie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/mackie#author1">Morag Mackie</a> describes some strategies that can be used to help populate an institutional repository.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.lib.gla.ac.uk/daedalus/index.html">DAEDALUS</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] is a three-year project based at the University of Glasgow funded under the JISC Focus on Access to Institutional Resources (<a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=programme_fair">FAIR</a>) Programme [<a href="#2">2</a>]. The main focus of the project has been developing institutional repositories to hold content ranging from peer-reviewed published papers to theses and working papers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/mackie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 feature article morag mackie jisc oai queensland university of technology sherpa university of glasgow wellcome trust daedalus romeo archives bibliographic data copyright data database eprints institutional repository licence metadata open access perl preservation rae repositories research software standards Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1031 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries: The Changing Face of the Public Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> looks at developments in Hampshire and comments on the shape of things to come.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><!-- <p><strong>The "wonderfulness of public libraries is inarguable" says Deborah Moggagh on BBC Radio - but are there enough books? </strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 regular column penny garrod bbc google ukoln university of california berkeley cataloguing digital library ebook framework google search mobile multimedia research search technology vocabularies Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1032 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG: A Variety of Reports http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This month <a href="/issue39/planet-sosig#author1">Neil Jacobs</a> reports on updates to the Regard service, Martin Poulter introduces a new Economics Assessment Bank and Emma Place highlights the programme of training and outreach conducted by SOSIG this spring.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Getting_more_from_Regard">Getting more from Regard</h2> <p>Regard is the online research service of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It is an essential tool for anyone needing to know about UK social science. There have been some major recent developments on Regard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 regular column neil jacobs amazon ilrt jisc queen mary university of london university of london university of strathclyde sosig archives bibliographic data database graphics higher education html research search technology vle Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1033 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL News: EEVL, VLEs, Institutional and Library Portals http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/eevl#author1">Malcolm Moffat</a> discusses the use of EEVL functionality in VLEs and Portals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>EEVL is the Internet guide to 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. EEVL helps students, staff and researchers in Higher and Further Education, as well as anyone else working, studying or looking for information in Engineering, Mathematics and Computing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 regular column malcolm moffat coalition for networked information google heriot-watt university ims ims global learning consortium jisc university of east anglia university of glamorgan university of sheffield eevl cataloguing data database further education html information retrieval interoperability knowledge management learning objects passwords portal research resource discovery rss search technology soap srw url vle web services xml z39.50 Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1034 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News from BIOME http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/biome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/biome#author1">Jenny Hall</a> reports on recent news from BIOME, the Health and Life Sciences hub of the Resource Discovery Network.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="New_Internet_Resource_Booklets">New Internet Resource Booklets</h2> <p>We are delighted to announce that the brand new VetGate booklet is available for ordering or downloading from our web site. Sponsored by the Animal Health Information Specialists Group (AHIS), it covers key, evaluated, quality Internet resources in animal health. Written by subject experts at BIOME the booklet is aimed at students, researchers, academics, and practitioners in this area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/biome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 regular column jenny hall harper adams university college jisc mimas nhs university of bath university of manchester university of nottingham university of oxford university of sheffield university of stirling wellcome trust eprints uk subject portals project zetoc accessibility archives cataloguing eprints further education portal repositories usability Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1035 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: The Google Backlash http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> reviews and analyses recent criticisms of the giant and takes an objective view from a broader perspective.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>When I run my courses on advanced Internet searching I always ask the delegates the question 'Which search engine do you tend to use most often?' A few years ago I could always expect to get half a dozen different answers, ranging from AltaVista to Yahoo! with a few others in between. Now however I can almost guarantee that it will be a single answer, and that's 'Google'. We're all aware of the power of Google, and the way in which, in the last couple of years, it has almost totally dominated the search engine scene.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 regular column phil bradley bbc google harvard university microsoft oracle data database portal privacy research search technology sword protocol Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1036 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Through the Web Authoring Tools http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/browning <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/browning#author1">Paul Browning</a> offers a technical review of new approaches to Web publishing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Web is over ten years old but it has yet to realise the vision of its founder - '.... it should be possible for grandma to take a photo of grandchildren and put it on the web immediately and without fuss ....'[<a href="#1">1</a>]. The Web, for most of its users, remains a read-only medium.</p> <p>The 'Universal Canvas' is a term introduced by Microsoft; two definitions are [<a href="#2">2</a>]:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/browning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 tooled up paul browning jisc microsoft ucisa university of bristol apache api browser chrome content management css dhtml dom flash framework ftp higher education html instant messaging internet explorer java javascript licence linux mac os metadata open source operating system passwords perl php plain text plone schema software standards stylesheet telnet url web development widget windows xhtml xml xml schema xslt xul Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1037 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Towards Library Groupware With Personalised Link Routing http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> takes a look at the FOAF Semantic Web application and suggests it is time to start evaluating this technology.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="What_Is_FOAF">What Is FOAF?</h2> <p>The term <a href="http://www.foaf-project.org/">FOAF</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] stands for Friend of a Friend. As might be deduced from this phrase one of the key applications of FOAF is to provide a mechanism for creating links to one's friends. From the links to one's immediate circle of friends automated software can be used to process links from your friends, which can provide a visualisation of 'friends of a friend'.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 tooled up brian kelly ukoln university of bath university of birmingham data database foaf html java namespace rdf semantic web software svg visualisation vocabularies web development xml xml namespaces Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1038 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk At the Event: The EPrints UK Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/eprints-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/eprints-rpt#author1">Phil Cross</a>, <a href="/issue39/eprints-rpt#author2">Debra Hiom</a> and <a href="/issue39/eprints-rpt#author3">Emma Place</a> report on this workshop which was held at the University of Bath in February 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The workshop was aimed at those interested in setting up institutional e-print servers where the outputs of their organisation (journal articles, papers, reports etc) could be published, stored and searched via a central institutional server. The event was fully booked which perhaps indicates that universities, colleges, academics and librarians are increasingly recognising the value of the e-print publishing model.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/eprints-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 event report debra hiom emma place phil cross ilrt jisc sherpa ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of nottingham university of southampton eprints uk gnu sosig apache archives bibliographic data copyright data database dissemination dspace ejournal eprints identifier institutional repository intellectual property java licence metadata mysql open access open archives initiative open source perl preservation provenance rae repositories research resource discovery software standards tomcat Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1039 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Collection Description Schema Forum http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/cdfocus-schema-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/cdfocus-schema-rpt#author1">Gordon Dunsire</a> describes the one-day seminar on standard schemas for collection-level description held by UKOLN in February.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This seminar was aimed at information professionals involved in the policy, development and implementation of services based on collection-level description. Such services use a single record to describe a collection as a unit, rather than recording information about its constituent parts at the item level. There has been a great deal of activity in the United Kingdom in this area since the work carried out by Michael Heaney and UKOLN in 1999 on An Analytical model of collections and their catalogues [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/cdfocus-schema-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 event report gordon dunsire jisc niso oclc ukoln university of strathclyde cc-interop jisc information environment accessibility application profile cataloguing collection description database dcmi digital library dublin core dublin core metadata initiative interoperability metadata namespace research rslp schema standards vocabularies Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1040 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk JISC Terminology Services Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/terminologies-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/terminologies-rpt#author1">Sarah Shreeves</a> reports on a one-day workshop on current developments and future directions for JISC terminology services held in London, February 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Co-sponsored by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and UKOLN, the JISC Terminology Services Workshop was held at the CBI Conference Centre in London on 13 February 2004. Terminology services are networked services which use knowledge organisation systems (such as ontologies, controlled vocabularies, and classification systems) that can be accessed at certain stages of the production and use of metadata.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/terminologies-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 event report sarah shreeves becta cerlim dcc jisc library of congress manchester metropolitan university mla nhs oclc ukoln university of glamorgan university of glasgow university of illinois university of manchester university of southampton university of strathclyde jisc information environment archives bibliographic data controlled vocabularies data ddc dewey decimal digital library e-learning e-science framework ict identifier infrastructure interoperability lcsh learning objects medical subject headings metadata ontologies owl portal rdf research resource description rslp schema search technology semantic web taxonomy terminology service thesaurus vocabularies Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1041 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Biggest Digital Library Conference in the World http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/icdl2004-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/icdl2004-rpt#author1">John Paschoud</a> reports on the International Conference on Digital Libraries held in New Delhi, India, 24-27 February 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="An_amazing_event_in_an_amazing_place">An amazing event, in an amazing place</h2> <p>India is an amazing place, and one that broadens the experience of any Western first-time visitor. I was no exception, and my personal conceptual scales for many things have been extended way beyond where they ended before. (I thought that South Londoners, Parisians and Milanese would be obvious contenders for the world championships in dangerous urban driving - until I tried the Delhi rush-hour in a 3-wheel taxi!)</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/icdl2004-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 event report john paschoud jisc london school of economics university of arizona jisc information environment archives digital library digitisation dissemination ict infrastructure mis mobile naan open source preservation research software Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1042 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ERPANET / CODATA Workshop, Lisbon http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/erpanet-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/erpanet-rpt#author1">Michael Day</a> gives us a detailed report on the ERPANET / CODATA Workshop held at the Biblioteca Nacional, Lisbon, 15-17 December 2003.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On 15-17 December 2003, the <a href="http://www.erpanet.org/">ERPANET</a> Project [<a href="#1">1</a>] and the ICSU (International Council for Science) Committee on Data for Science and Technology (<a href="http://www.codata.org/">CODATA</a>) [<a href="#2">2</a>] held a joint workshop on the selection, appraisal and retention of digital scientific data at the National Library of Portugal (Biblioteca Nacional) in Lisbon. The workshop brought together around 80 participants, a mix of scientists, archivists and data specialists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/erpanet-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 event report michael day ahds codata edina icsu iso johns hopkins university microsoft national academy of sciences oais the national archives uk data archive ukoln university of bath university of east anglia ddi ebank uk algorithm archives bibliographic data cataloguing data data set database dissemination framework ftp information society infrastructure interoperability licence metadata national library open access preservation repositories research search technology software standards vocabularies xml Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1043 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/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="The_Joint_Technical_Symposium_JTS_-_24-26_June_Toronto">The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) - 24-26 June, Toronto</h2> <p>The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) is the international meeting for organisations and individuals involved in the preservation and restoration of original image and sound materials. This year, JTS is scheduled to be held in Toronto, Canada, June 24-26, 2004.</p> <p>Preliminary program information is now available on the JTS 2004 website. See: <a href="http://www.jts2004.org/english/program.htm">http://www.jts2004.org/english/program.htm</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 news and events shirley keane andrew w mellon foundation apache software foundation austrian national library california digital library coalition for networked information dcc hefce institute of historical research jisc library of congress loughborough university lund university massachusetts institute of technology niso oai oclc oxford university press sherpa tilburg university university college cork university of glasgow university of oxford romeo adobe apache archives bibliographic data collection development copyright data data management data set dcmi digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation document format dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-business e-government eprints file format framework further education higher education identifier information architecture information retrieval infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability jstor licence metadata mets modelling mods ms word multimedia national library oai-pmh object oriented software ogg ontologies open access open archives initiative persistent identifier preservation privacy repositories research resource management rtf search technology semantic web software syndication url usability web services wireless Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1044 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/oppenheim-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/oppenheim-rvw#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> sees improvements in this second edition but has reservations about one of the few UK-based texts on this subject.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This substantial (470-page) paperback is the second edition of one of the few UK-based textbooks on information retrieval (IR). The first edition appeared in 1999, and was criticised for being badly out of date and at times too complex for its intended undergraduate and postgraduate student audience. How does this second edition stack up?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/oppenheim-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 review charles oppenheim loughborough university archives bibliographic data cataloguing database digital library ejournal information retrieval natural language processing open archives initiative search technology Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1045 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Extreme Searchers' Internet Handbook http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/brack-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/brack-rvw#author1">Verity Brack</a> reviews a book on Internet resources and finds it a useful volume for Internet beginners and Google-centric searchers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook has been written aiming to fill the gaps in Internet users' knowledge by providing a better understanding of what is out there, and by illustrating useful starting points, in order to help users find their way to the most useful 'nooks and crannies' in this global information resource.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/brack-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 review verity brack google university of sheffield dner eevl sosig browser copyright html instant messaging multimedia research search technology url video Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1046 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Developing Academic Library Staff for Future Success http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/town-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/town-rvw#author1">Stephen Town</a> considers this new multi-author volume, appreciates its many qualities and reflects on the key issues for library staff development in the digital future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This book promises to address the place of staff development in the current and future strategic management of academic libraries. The editor has assembled an impressive cast of those who are active in this field, and the authors are well able to reflect state of the art thinking. The book is informed by their close association with innovative staff development initiatives, some through involvement with the SCONUL (Society of College, National &amp; University Libraries) Advisory Committee on Staffing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/town-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 review stephen town cranfield university jisc nhs sconul higher education research Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1047 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Accidental Webmaster http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/prue-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/prue-rvw#author1">Andy Prue</a> examines a guide aimed at inexperienced Webmasters. While the book covers some interesting and salient points, Andy raises questions as to the ideal audience.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The World Wide Web has emerged as one of the key platforms for the development and communication of information.</p> <p>From complex, high-tech organisations like the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (<a href="http://www1.nasa.gov/home/%20">NASA</a>) [<a href="#1">1</a>], through to community sites such as <a href="http://www.abingtontrails.org">Abington Trails</a> [<a href="#2">2</a>], a Pennsylvanian community trails group, the Web has provided effective access to a global audience of billions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/prue-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 review andy prue oreilly bibliographic data copyright information architecture privacy web development Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1048 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk