Table of contents: issue40 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/768/issues/all?article-type=regular%20column&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Public Libraries: Weblogs: Do They Belong in Libraries? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> takes a look at weblogs and weblogging activities in libraries and considers some of the ways they can be used to support public library users.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Weblogs_in_Education">Weblogs in Education</h2> <p>Weblogs and weblogging, blogs and blogging - many terms are used to describe this increasingly popular Web-based activity, but is a library Web site the right place to host a weblog? Are weblogs simply another trendy tool for those with time to spare and something to say? Consider this from the BBC news Web site:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 regular column penny garrod bbc google nhs ukoln university of bath university of oxford university of sheffield blog digital library national library portfolio rss search technology software web development Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1058 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/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="/issue40/planet-sosig#author1">Neil Jacobs</a> introduces a new book for information professionals in the social sciences and Heta Virnes describes her experience of running virtual helpdesks for SOSIG.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Online_Information_Services_for_the_Social_Sciences">Online Information Services for the Social Sciences</h2> <p>Fourteen members of staff from the Institute for Learning and Research Technology, at the University of Bristol, have co-authored a book, 'Online Information Service Provision in the Social Sciences', aimed mainly, though not exclusively, at information professionals. It offers an insight into knowledge retrieval today.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 regular column neil jacobs ilrt university of bristol university of oxford sosig cataloguing digital library metadata passwords research standards usability Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1059 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL News: What EEVL Users Really Want http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> looks at the results of the recent questionnaire which surveyed opinions about the EEVL service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>What do the users of <a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>], the Internet guide to engineering, mathematics and computing, really want from the service? Do they want EEVL to develop more portal services? Do they want more expansion of EEVL's catalogue of Internet resources? Do they want other things? The only way to find out what users of an information service really want is to ask them. This is what EEVL did earlier this year through a Web-based questionnaire. The questionnaire is now closed, but an archive version is available [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 regular column roddy macleod amazon bbc google eevl subject portals project aggregation archives cataloguing data database ebook ejournal further education google search graphics higher education portal research search technology software Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1060 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News from BIOME http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/biome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/biome#author1">Jenny Hall</a> reports on recent news form BIOME, the Health and Life Sciences hub of the Resource Discovery Network.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="BIOME_Database_Continues_to_Increase">BIOME Database Continues to Increase</h2> <p>The <a href="http://biome.ac.uk/">BIOME database</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] now contains over 25,000 resources and continues to grow. To see the weekly additions go to BIOME what's new [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/biome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 regular column jenny hall jisc nmap cataloguing database portal rss search technology Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1061 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: A Mixed Bag - A Review of Some New Search Engines http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> takes a look at some new search engines to see if they are up to challenging the top dogs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>People are of course aware that Google isn't the only search engine out there, by any manner or means, and although many people regard it as the biggest and the best, this certainly isn't the case for those organisations who decide that they want a share of the search engine market. This month I'm going to look at some of the new search engines that have appeared, and will see how many of them make the grade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 regular column phil bradley amazon google rnib data personalisation portal search technology url Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1062 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk