Table of contents: issue43 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/821/issues/all?article-type=review&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Book Review: Digital Libraries - Principles and Practice in a Global Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/awre-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/awre-rvw#author1">Chris Awre</a> welcomes a useful overview of the global digital library scene that will help both those coming new to this area and those wishing to broaden their appreciation of what is involved in developing a digital library.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In seeking to widen my understanding of digital library developments, this book appeared on the face of it to offer a useful and broad overview of developments in this field. The authors are at pains to indicate what the book is not: it is not a 'detailed technical treatise on digital library design and implementation'; it is not 'a book on information seeking'; it has 'no pretensions as a technical manual'; and it is not 'focused upon designing and developing digital libraries'.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/awre-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 review chris awre university of hull accessibility digital library interoperability research Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1155 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/guy-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/guy-rvw#author1">Marieke Guy</a> takes a look at a recent introduction to metadata for the information professional.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Anyone scaling the heights of metadata for the management and retrieval of digital information for the first time can be forgiven a degree of initial bewilderment. The same goes for this article, so a glossary of terms found here are offered in the spirit of saving readers' time [<a href="#1">1</a>]. David Haynes' book appears to go a long way to guiding its explorers through the foothills and beyond in this complete introduction to the subject for the information professional.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/guy-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 review marieke guy american library association cilip ieee oais oasis ukoln algorithm bibliographic data cataloguing controlled vocabularies data data model dublin core e-government ead framework frbr gif graphics identifier ieee lom information retrieval interoperability learning object metadata learning objects lom marc metadata mets multimedia onix rdf research resource description semantic web sgml standards vocabularies xml Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1156 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Managing Digital Rights - A Practitioner's Guide http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/hannabuss-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/hannabuss-rvw#author1">Stuart Hannabuss</a> likes the way this book reminds us that information professionals need to apply the law and not merely know it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Everyone is talking about digital and electronic rights these days. Rightly so. A wealth of legal advice is available in works like Simon <em>Stokes's Digital Copyright : Law and Practice </em>[<a href="#1">1</a>] which alert us to the many directions in which things are moving - digital rights management, ecommerce, virtual learning environments, software copyright, licences and contracts. This professional <em>table d'hôte</em> indicates what information professionals are assumed to know.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/hannabuss-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 review stuart hannabuss cilip eblida ifla jisc robert gordon university sheffield hallam university wipo heron archives copyright database drm higher education intellectual property software Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1157 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Building an Electronic Resource Collection http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/pearson-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/pearson-rvw#author1">Sarah Pearson</a> considers whether the 2nd edition of this practical guide for building an electronic resource collection can satisfy the needs of both new and experienced practitioners.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 2nd edition of this practical guide to building and delivering electronic resource collections is, like the 1st edition, a compact guide (5 chapters with145 pages excluding bibliography and glossary), with an intended audience of students, new professionals, experienced practitioners and publishers. To address a subject of this scale and complexity with such a wide audience is, to say the least, a challenge. However, I found on reading this work that the authors have succeeded in this entirely. This guide should be essential reading for anyone working in electronic resource management.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/pearson-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 review sarah pearson editeur jisc niso university of birmingham aggregation archives bibliographic data cataloguing collection development digital library ebook ejournal institutional repository library management systems licence open access open archives initiative portal repositories research resource management software url Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1158 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk