Table of contents: issue42 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/800/issues/all?article-type=review&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Book Review: How to Find Information http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/brack-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/brack-rvw#author1">Verity Brack</a> reviews a new practical guide for researchers wanting to improve their information skills and finds it a very useful addition.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This book is the result of efforts by the library at the University of Surrey (and the University of Surrey Roehampton) to improve library provision for researchers, and it is also based on the experience of 'front-line' library staff in their day-to-day interaction with academic staff and students. Anyone who has worked on a library help-desk or information point will recognise the content of this book, and will be pleased to find that there is now something that researchers can use to help themselves, all put together in a slim volume.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/brack-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 review verity brack hefce jisc university of sheffield university of surrey bibliographic data cataloguing copyright data database higher education information retrieval intellectual property research resource discovery search technology standards video Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1132 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/fraser-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/fraser-rvw#author1">Mike Fraser</a> asks whether a recent book on open source software licences will help him answer a few questions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The picture on the cover of <em>Understanding Open Source &amp; Free Software Licensing</em> by Andrew M. St. Laurent is a 19th century engraving of a shootout at a railway in the American West. What early conclusions should we draw from that less than innocent image? Leaving aside men with guns in the Wild West, <em>Understanding Open Source</em> is an in-depth study of software licences commonly used with the release of open source or free (as in speech) software.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/fraser-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 review mike fraser apache software foundation jisc massachusetts institute of technology microsoft oss watch sun microsystems university of oxford gnu aggregation apache license bsd copyright creative commons free software gpl lgpl licence open source operating system qt research software solaris Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1133 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Digital Libraries - Policy, Planning and Practice http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/royan-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/royan-rvw#author1">Bruce Royan</a> considers the ironies of communicating the state of the art of digital libraries by means of a print publication.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is an irony in reviewing a printed book about the Digital Library. The gestation period of monographic print publishing is such that it is unreasonable to expect it to be fully up to date. From internal evidence it is clear that no chapter in the book under review was completed more recently than April 2003. This may explain the lack of mention of developments such as the UK Parliamentary Select Committee Report on Scientific Publication [<a href="#1">1</a>], or the Public Access Proposal of the US National Institutes of Health [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/royan-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 review bruce royan indiana university library of congress elib archives bibliographic data digital library preservation repositories research url Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1134 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk