Table of contents: issue44 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/801/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Issue 44: One Day We All Learn the Hard Way http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne issue 44.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Having opined elsewhere in this august organ that it would not be my policy to produce themed issues, I suppose I had better put my hand up at least to accumulating a majority of main articles which address the theme of accessibility from various and interesting perspectives. Having argued on the grounds that <em>Ariadne</em> issues which concentrate unduly on one topic inevitably leave a lot of readers feeling excluded, I can see that that the majority of readers who do not live with significant visual, physical or other impairments will feel hurt and almost certainly betrayed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 editorial richard waller bbc jisc mla ukoln university of oxford w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility archives blog cataloguing content management data e-learning firefox framework infrastructure licence mobile research virtual research environment wcag Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1106 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Creative Archive http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/gerhardt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/gerhardt#author1">Paul Gerhardt</a> describes the origins and development of the Creative Archive Project at the BBC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last April the BBC, together with Channel 4 Television, the British Film Institute and the Open University, launched the Creative Archive Licence. It was a small act, but it could prove to be a momentous step in how we use moving image and audio in our public and cultural life.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/gerhardt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article paul gerhardt bbc open university internet archive archives copyright creative commons data file sharing framework licence metadata search technology standards video Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1159 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Accessibility: The Current Situation and New Directions http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/carey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/carey#author1">Kevin Carey</a> describes accessibility by disabled people to digital information systems across broadcasting, telecommunications and the Internet, looks into the future and makes recommendations.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Accessibility_and_Usability">Accessibility and Usability</h3> <p>Before embarking on the major strands of my argument it would be as well to consider definitions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/carey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article kevin carey apple becta city university london microsoft nesta jisc information environment accessibility aggregation avatar browser data document format dvd framework gif graphics intellectual property metadata mobile mobile phone multimedia operating system research search technology sms software standards taxonomy usability video windows Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1160 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Involving Users in the Development of a Web Accessibility Tool http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/craven <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/craven#author1">Jenny Craven</a> and <a href="/issue44/craven#author2">Mikael Snaprud</a> describe how the EC-funded European Internet Accessibility Observatory Project is involving users in the development of a Web accessibility checking and monitoring tool.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The European Union (EU) is increasingly focused on design for all issues and ensuring that access to information and telecommunications meets the needs of all people in order to address the digital divide and create an information society for all. This includes the estimated 37 million people with disabilities in the EU, as well as other groups who could face barriers to e-inclusion such as older people and people with access limitations. This could include users of alternative devices (e.g. PDAs) or with limited bandwidth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/craven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article jenny craven mikael snaprud alt cerlim cetis d-lib magazine manchester metropolitan university university of agder w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility data database digital library dissemination flash framework information society javascript licence mobile mobile phone multimedia open source portal research schema search technology software wcag web standards Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1161 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Accessibility Revealed: The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council Audit http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/petrie-weisen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/petrie-weisen#author1">Marcus Weisen</a>, <a href="/issue44/petrie-weisen#author2">Helen Petrie</a>, <a href="/issue44/petrie-weisen#author3">Neil King</a> and <a href="/issue44/petrie-weisen#author4">Fraser Hamilton</a> describe a comprehensive Web accessibility audit involving extensive user testing as well as automatic testing of Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2004, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) commissioned a Web accessibility audit from City University London. MLA is the national development agency working for and on behalf of museums, libraries and archives in England and advising government on policy and priorities for the sector. The audit was inspired by a study conducted by City University London in 2003/2004 on the accessibility of 1,000 general Web sites for the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/petrie-weisen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article fraser hamilton helen petrie marcus weisen neil king alt city university london mla ukoln university of leicester web accessibility initiative accessibility archives browser data digitisation e-government framework graphics higher education html ict plain text research software wcag web development web services windows Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1162 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Revealing All http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/chapman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/chapman#author1">Ann Chapman</a> describes Revealweb, a Web site that brings together information about accessible resources for visually impaired people.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The launch of <a href="http://www.revealweb.org.uk/">Revealweb</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] on 16 September 2003 was a big step forward for anyone with visual impairment in the UK. For the first time, they had access to a Web-based union catalogue of resources in accessible formats and information about the producers and suppliers of these materials. Until that point there had been no single place which provided information accessible by everyone; in effect, these people were second-class citizens in the information world. Revealweb has not solved all the problems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/chapman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article ann chapman bbc british library mla rnib ukoln accessibility archives ascii bibliographic data bibliographic record cataloguing collection description copyright data database lcsh library management systems licence marc metadata national library personalisation rslp schema search technology software standards wireless z39.50 Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1163 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Towards a Pragmatic Framework for Accessible E-Learning http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/phipps <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/phipps#author1">Lawrie Phipps</a>, <a href="/issue44/phipps#author2">Neil Witt</a> and <a href="/issue44/phipps#author3">Brian Kelly</a> while recognising the importance of accessibility in e-learning resources, query the universal applicability of the Web Accessibility Initiative's guidelines and describe a pragmatic framework which provides a broader context for their use.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="From_Well_Meaning_Guideline_to_Stealth_Standard">From Well Meaning Guideline to Stealth Standard</h2> <p>Access to learning for all students is a value that is hard to dispute for anyone working in the education sector. Within the areas of education that are concerned with supporting disabled students, it has almost become dogma that in order to provide this 'universal access' we must have standards in design that can accommodate all (disabled) learner needs. This view is supported by legislation:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/phipps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article brian kelly lawrie phipps neil witt alt jisc ukoln university of bath university of plymouth w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility e-learning framework further education higher education ict identifier interoperability research standards wcag web development Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1164 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Virtual Research Environments: Overview and Activity http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/fraser <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/fraser#author1">Michael Fraser</a> provides an overview of the virtual research environment (VRE) and introduces three JISC-funded projects in which Oxford University is participating.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Virtual research environments (VREs), as one hopes the name suggests, comprise digital infrastructure and services which enable research to take place. The idea of a VRE, which in this context includes cyberinfrastructure and e-infrastructure, arises from and remains intrinsically linked with, the development of e-science.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/fraser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article michael a. fraser ahds ahrc andrew w mellon foundation blackboard cclrc cni dcc google ibm ieee jisc national grid service national science foundation oss watch royal netherlands academy of arts and sciences sakai sherpa university of east anglia university of hull university of leeds university of oxford university of portsmouth bvreh csage e-framework esp-grid isme jisc information environment memetic sakai vre portal demonstrator silchester roman town spie aggregation browser curation data data management data set database digital curation digital library digital preservation dissemination document management e-learning e-science eprints framework ict information retrieval infrastructure interoperability java managed learning environment metadata open access open source portal preservation privacy rae repositories research schema search technology semantic web shibboleth software srw taxonomy uportal video virtual research environment visualisation vle web portal web services wiki wireless wsrp z39.50 Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1165 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mobile Blogs, Personal Reflections and Learning Environments: The RAMBLE Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/trafford <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/trafford#author1">Paul Trafford</a> describes how mobile blogs for personal reflection may be related to institutional learning environments, drawing on experiences from the RAMBLE Project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Public participation in the Internet has continued to boom, aided in no small measure by the 'weblog' (or, simply, 'blog'), one of the most accessible means of online publication, a term that is rapidly entering common parlance. Blogs are authored by people from many walks of life and are of many kinds: for instance, Penny Garrod has shown how they can support reading groups and community links, such as news from local councillors [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/trafford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article paul trafford bbc blackboard ims jisc microsoft university of oxford bewt ples access control aggregation atom authentication blog browser cache controlled vocabularies data e-learning framework higher education html ims enterprise infrastructure mobile open source operating system privacy rdf research rss search technology sms software stylesheet syndication video vle vocabularies wireless xml xslt Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1166 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Supporting Local Data Users in the UK Academic Community http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/martinez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/martinez#author1">Luis Martinez</a> and <a href="/issue44/martinez#author2">Stuart Macdonald</a> discuss the differing areas of expertise within the UK data libraries with particular reference to their relationship with National Data Centres, the role of the Data Information Specialists Committee - UK (DISC-UK) and other information specialists.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article will report on existing local data support infrastructures within the UK tertiary education community. It will discuss briefly early methods and traditions of data collection within UK territories. In addition it will focus on the current UK data landscape with particular reference to specialised national data centres which provide access to large-scale government surveys, macro socio-economic data, population censuses and spatial data.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/martinez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article luis martinez stuart macdonald ahds ahrc edina google iassist jisc london school of economics mimas uk data archive university of edinburgh university of essex university of manchester university of oxford digimap jisc information environment sosig x4l sdit archives bibliographic data blog curation data data mining data set database digital media digital repositories digitisation dissemination e-learning geospatial data gis metadata microdata mobile mobile phone multimedia open access podcast preservation repositories research search technology semantic web software video web services wiki wireless wireless application profile Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1167 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/planet-sosig#author1">Emma Place</a> assesses the recent SOSIG Social Science Online seminars, Jacky Clake reports on the ESRC Social Science Week and Debra Hiom updates us on the virtual seminar run by SOSIG as part of Social Science Week.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Academics_Look_to_Improve_Their_Internet_Research_Skills">Academics Look to Improve Their Internet Research Skills</h2> <p>Over 130 academics, librarians and researchers attended the SOSIG "Social Science Online" seminars this year, which aimed to help staff develop their Internet research skills and look at ways of teaching these skills to students.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 regular column debra hiom emma place jacky clake ilrt jisc sosig archives blog data database higher education research search technology Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1168 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL Xtra: The Hidden Web at Your Fingertips http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> looks at the latest service from EEVL.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="EEVL_Xtra_-_In_a_Nutshell">EEVL <em>X</em>tra - In a Nutshell</h2> <p>EEVL <em>X</em>tra [<a href="#1">1</a>] is an exciting new, free service which helps people find articles, books, the best Web sites, the latest industry news, job announcements, technical reports, technical data, full text eprints, the latest research, teaching and learning resources and more, in engineering, mathematics and computing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 regular column roddy macleod british library cornell university cranfield university heriot-watt university institute of physics jisc national library of wales national science foundation oai university of birmingham university of cambridge eevl eprints uk subject portals project zetoc archives bibliographic data cataloguing copac data database ejournal eprints ict national library oai-pmh portal research resource discovery search technology software z39.50 Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1169 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News from BIOME http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/biome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/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_Resource_Booklets">BIOME Resource Booklets</h2> <p>New editions of the popular (and free) BIOME booklets, "Internet Resources for Healthcare and Medicine" and "Internet Resources for Animal Health" are now available. The BIOME team have fully revised the content and produced the booklets, for the first time, in full-colour with a more professional design.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/biome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 regular column jenny hall wellcome library wellcome trust nmap Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1170 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: Google and Search: Some of the Latest Developments http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> takes a look at some of the new developments at Google.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>If, like me, you spend a lot of your time looking at search engines and search engine technology, you like a little variety in your life. It's always fun to look at new search engines and to see what is happening in the industry. However, while all roads may well lead to Rome, all discussions on search engines eventually return to Google; there is no getting away from the fact that Google is doing more in the search engine industry than anyone else. As a result I'm just going to bite the bullet and spend this column talking about Google-related issues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 regular column phil bradley bbc google algorithm database google search personalisation rss search engine optimisation search technology video Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1171 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility With Firefox http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/lauke <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/lauke#author1">Patrick Lauke</a> outlines how Mozilla Firefox can be used in conjunction with the Web Developer Toolbar to carry out a preliminary accessibility review.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In a previous issue of <em>Ariadne</em> [<a href="#1">1</a>], I gave a brief overview of <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/">Mozilla Firefox</a> [<a href="#2">2</a>] and introduced a few of its most useful extensions. In this article, we will use one of these extensions, <a href="http://www.chrispederick.com/work/firefox/webdeveloper/">Chris Pederick's Web Developer toolbar</a> [<a href="#3">3</a>], to aid us in a preliminary assessment of a web site's accessibility.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/lauke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 tooled up patrick lauke alt microsoft university of salford w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility browser css data firefox html internet explorer java javascript jpg search technology wcag web development Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1172 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: The WWW 2005 Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> provides his impressions including reports of areas of doubt and uncertainty - but also of an exciting new development.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="About_the_WWW_2005_Conference">About the WWW 2005 Conference</h2> <p>The WWW 2005 Conference was held in the Nippon Conference Centre in Chiba, Japan over 10-14 May 2005. This conference is the main event for the Web research community and provides an opportunity for researchers to present papers on research into developments in the Web infrastructure. In addition to its role for the research community, the conference also attracts delegates who are active in leading edge work in more mainstream areas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 tooled up brian kelly ukoln university of bath w3c iwmw web accessibility initiative accessibility adobe aggregation blog browser data foaf framework html infrastructure instant messaging metadata microformats mobile open data podcast rdf research rss semantic web soap standardisation vcard wcag web app web development web resources web services wiki xhtml xml Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1173 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Integration and Impact: The JISC Annual Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/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="/issue44/jisc-conf-rpt#author1">Marieke Guy</a> has collated reports on sessions from the JISC Annual Conference held in Birmingham.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 2005 JISC Conference took place on 12 April at the Birmingham International Convention Centre (ICC) which this year - inexplicably - had a giant Ferris wheel thirty yards from the main entrance, entirely unconnected with the main event. The annual conference [<a href="#1">1</a>] is a chance for JISC to showcase the breadth of its activities [<a href="#2">2</a>] in providing support for the use of ICT in education and research, and as usual it was a bustle of networking and learning.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/jisc-conf-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 event report marieke guy amazon dcc edina eduserv google ibm jisc mimas national e-science centre national grid service open university oxford university press ukerna ukoln university college london university of cambridge university of nottingham university of oxford wellcome trust cree digimap jisc information environment mrc accessibility archives authentication creative commons curation data data management data set database digital curation digital library dissemination e-business e-learning e-research e-science ebook ejournal framework further education geospatial data gis google scholar higher education ict infrastructure interoperability licence mobile open access open data portal preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology shibboleth software text mining uportal video virtual research environment vle web services wsrp Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1174 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk IWMW 2005 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/iwmw2005-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/iwmw2005-rpt#author1">Miles Banbery</a> reports on the 9th Institutional Web Management Workshop held at the University of Manchester, UK, over 6-8 July 2005.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 9th Institutional Web Management Workshop [<a href="#1">1</a>], a three-day event held at the Manchester Conference Centre [<a href="#2">2</a>], Manchester University [<a href="#3">3</a>], UK, 6-8 July 2005 had as its theme this year 'Whose web is it anyway?'. How apt at a time when we are all continuing to attempt delivery of systems and services to meet users' needs and requirements within institutional demands and pressures on resource.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/iwmw2005-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 event report miles banbery bbc jisc royal holloway ukoln university college london university of bath university of kent university of london university of manchester university of salford university of southampton university of warwick victoria university iwmw accessibility agile development authentication blog content management data firefox identifier metadata mobile mobile phone open source podcast prince2 research rss shibboleth usability video web development web services wiki wsrp Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1175 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Building Open Source Communities: 4th OSS Watch Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/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="/issue44/oss-watch-rpt#author1">Sebastian Rahtz</a> and <a href="/issue44/oss-watch-rpt#author2">Randy Metcalfe</a> report on a one-day conference on open source software development communities organised by OSS Watch held in Edinburgh on 4 July 2005.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>When people get together and talk about open source, there are three things that come into the conversation early on. Firstly, they argue about open source licences; secondly, they ask "but is it really <strong>free?</strong>"; and thirdly, they state that "it's all about the community". That last one is definitely worth unpacking further.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/oss-watch-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 event report randy metcalfe sebastian rahtz apache software foundation ibm jisc open university oss watch sakai university of edinburgh university of york serving maths agile development apache copyright e-learning firefox free software gpl higher education licence moodle open source operating system software uportal vle Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1176 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk DCC Workshop on Persistent Identifiers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/dcc-pi-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/dcc-pi-rpt#author1">Philip Hunter</a> gives a personal view of this workshop held in Glasgow, 30 June - 1 July, supported by NISO, CETIS, ERPANET, UKOLN and the DCC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A Digital Curation Centre (DCC) Meeting on Persistent Identifiers was held over 30 June - 1 July 2005 at the Wolfson Building at the University of Glasgow. This is a new construction (2002) just opposite the 1970s Boyd-Orr building, mentioned before in <em>Ariadne</em>'s pages. The architecture of this building is quite unlike the Boyd-Orr building however, being light and airy, with more imaginative use of space: the lecture theatre in which the meeting took place is in the shape of an eye, situated at the edge of the main open space.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/dcc-pi-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 event report philip hunter british library california digital library cetis cnri dcc niso oclc ukoln university of bath university of edinburgh university of glasgow w3c cool uri curation data data mining database digital curation digital library digital preservation doi drm e-learning e-research e-science framework identifier interoperability learning objects metadata mp3 national library persistent identifier preservation repositories research standards uri url xml Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1177 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/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="headlines"></a><a name="events1"></a>TASI Offers Workshops over Summer and Autumn Months</p> <p>The JISC-funded Technical Advisory Service for Images (<a href="http://www.tasi.ac.uk/">TASI</a>) is offering a number of workshops in the coming months, of which two below are given as examples.</p> <p><strong>Building a departmental resource<br />11 August 2005</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 news and events richard waller american library association cilip cni coalition for networked information dcc ieee ims jisc mla mpeg niso oxford university computing services oxford university press royal netherlands academy of arts and sciences tasi the national archives university of east anglia university of manchester university of oxford accessibility algorithm archives authentication bibliographic data copyright curation data data mining data visualisation database dcmi digital curation digital preservation digitisation dissemination dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning flash framework further education graphics higher education ict identifier infrastructure internet explorer licence machine learning metadata mobile mobile learning multimedia natural language processing open access openurl owl preservation repositories research resource discovery resource management search technology semantic web simple dublin core sms software usability vector graphics video visualisation Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1178 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Content and Workflow Management for Library Web Sites http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/white-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/white-rvw#author1">Martin White</a> welcomes the detail but is concerned at the impact that the publishing process has had on the currency and utility of the content.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the author of three books, and about to start work on a fourth, I do begin to doubt my own sanity. Last year I wrote <em>The Content Management Handbook</em> in the course of around four months, and even then by the time it was published with great speed by Facet Publishing, several of the comments in the book had been overtaken by events. This is a constant concern for any author, but especially those working on high technology topics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/white-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 review martin white indiana university intranet focus ltd jisc western michigan university accessibility blog content management ejournal intranet portal search technology software web app web resources wiki xml Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1179 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Academic Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/jenkins-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/jenkins-rvw#author1">Ruth Jenkins</a> wishes this textbook had been available when she was a library school student.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is a terrific book which does exactly what it says on the cover: 'This authoritative and wide-ranging textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the changing functions of academic libraries and the organizational cultures in which they operate.' I would have really appreciated this book had it been available to me when I was doing my MA Librarianship course. It would also have helped when I started my first professional post and was initially puzzled by all the acronyms and repeated references to Ranganathan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/jenkins-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 review ruth jenkins google university of birmingham higher education Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1180 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/lovecy-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/lovecy-rvw#author1">Ian Lovecy</a> looks at a useful consolidation of approaches to disaster management.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The aim of this book is ambitious: it sets out to present current professional and practical ideas on the whole range of disaster management, from the precautions which will prevent - or at least minimise - disaster, through the financial considerations, balancing of risk, and staff training needs, to the process of recovery and re-establishment of a service. It does so in an international context; and it does so based on the practical experience of the contributors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/lovecy-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 review ian lovecy british library university of wales archives bibliographic data national library passwords research Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1181 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Managing Suppliers and Partners for the Academic Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/kidd-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/kidd-rvw#author1">Tony Kidd</a> examines this study's view of the importance of partnerships in their widest context for the modern academic library.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As someone who has been involved for longer than I care to remember in various aspects of library relationships with suppliers and other partners, and knowing David Ball of Bournemouth University to be a leading practitioner and advocate in this field, I looked forward with anticipation to working my way through this volume. Nor was I disappointed - this is a fascinating guide to current practice and developments in areas such as procurement, outsourcing, and collaboration with libraries in different sectors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/kidd-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 review tony kidd bournemouth university jisc nhs university of glasgow bibliographic data cataloguing ebook ejournal framework further education higher education library management systems resource sharing Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1182 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk