Table of contents: issue46 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/862/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Issue 46: Ten Years of Pathfinding http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/editorial#author1">John MacColl</a>, <a href="/issue46/editorial#author2">Lorcan Dempsey</a> and <a href="/issue46/editorial#author3">John Kirriemuir</a> reflect in turn on the rationale and history of the founding of <em>Ariadne</em>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Ten_Years_of_Pathfinding"><a name="maccoll_editorial"></a>Ten Years of Pathfinding</h2> <p class="byline"><a href="#author2"><strong>John MacColl</strong></a> reflects upon the choice of <em>Ariadne</em>'s name in the light of the publication's guiding mission.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 editorial john kirriemuir john maccoll lorcan dempsey richard waller dcc google jisc oclc ukoln university of abertay dundee university of edinburgh university of sheffield elib theseus blog cataloguing digital curation digital library digitisation ejournal framework higher education information retrieval programmable web rae research resource discovery search technology shared resource software url video Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1204 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Projects Into Services: The UK Experience http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/brophy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/brophy#author1">Peter Brophy</a> reviews the experience of the UK academic sector in turning digital library projects into sustainable services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Introduction:_The_First_Wave">Introduction: The First Wave</h2> <p>It is worth remembering that there is a long history of successful commercialisation of digital library R&amp;D projects in the UK. While there are probably even earlier examples, the obvious instances are the Birmingham Libraries Co-operative Mechanisation Project (BLCMP) and the South-West Academic Libraries Co-operative Automation Project (SWALCAP) from the 1960s.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/brophy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 feature article peter brophy ahrc british library edina eduserv jisc manchester metropolitan university mimas mla oclc talis university of bath dner elib heron iesr jisc information environment jorum archives authentication bibliographic data cataloguing copac data data set database digital library framework further education higher education internet explorer interoperability opac open archives initiative openurl research resource discovery service registry sfx web resources Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1205 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What Users Want: An Academic 'Hybrid' Library Perspective http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/carr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/carr#author1">Reg Carr</a> reflects on the development of a user-centred approach in academic libraries over recent decades and into the era of the hybrid library.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="User-focus_in_the_Academic_Library">User-focus in the Academic Library</h2> <p>It may seem odd to say it but, even in a self-respecting part of the information world like the academic library, users have not always been at the centre of the practitioner's professional attention.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/carr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 feature article reg carr british library d-lib magazine google jisc kings college london oclc research information network university of oxford university of sheffield dner elib jisc information environment mirage nesli archives cataloguing copyright data digital preservation digitisation framework higher education intranet preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology software Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1206 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/dempsey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/dempsey#author1">Lorcan Dempsey</a> considers how the digital library environment has changed in the ten years since Ariadne was first published.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>We have recently come through several decennial celebrations: the W3C, the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, <em>D-Lib Magazine</em>, and now <em>Ariadne</em>. What happened clearly in the mid-nineties was the convergence of the Web with more pervasive network connectivity, and this made our sense of the network as a shared space for research and learning, work and play, a more real and apparently achievable goal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/dempsey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 feature article lorcan dempsey amazon bldsc british library california digital library d-lib magazine dest google harvard university iso jisc microsoft national library of australia oai oclc research information network sakai university of virginia w3c archives hub bath information and data services dner e-framework ebank uk elib irra jisc information environment worldcat aggregation api archives authentication authentication service bibliographic data blog born digital browser cache cataloguing content management copac copyright crm curation data data set database digital asset management digital curation digital identity digital library digital preservation digitisation dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning e-research eportfolio firefox flickr framework google scholar higher education html infrastructure instant messaging institutional repository itunes learning management system library management systems metadata national library netvibes network service oai-pmh ontologies open access open source openurl personalisation portal portfolio preservation programmable web rae repositories research resource description resource discovery resource management resource sharing rss schema search technology service registry software sru standardisation tagging taxonomy uportal url visualisation vle vocabularies web 2.0 web resources web services wiki wireless z39.50 Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1207 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Delivering Open Access: From Promise to Practice http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/law#author1">Derek Law</a> predicts how the open access agenda will develop over the next ten years.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Training as a mediaeval historian encourages one to look backwards before looking forwards. In doing so it is difficult to overestimate the impact of technology push. The combination of increased speed, increased power and increased storage has transformed the opportunities available to the community at large and academics in particular. Twenty years ago we saw the first CD-ROMs with 650Mb capacity; today a standard entry-level PC will have 80Gb of storage, while 200-1000Gb is not uncommon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 feature article derek law apple d-lib magazine elsevier google imperial college london ncsa stm university of strathclyde digital academic repositories archives copyright data data set database digital library dissemination dvd ftp google scholar gopher infrastructure open access open source rae repositories research standards video wireless Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1208 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Research Libraries Engage the Digital World: A US-UK Comparative Examination of Recent History and Future Prospects http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/lynch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/lynch#author1">Clifford Lynch</a> looks at how the emergence of e-research has changed our thinking about the future of research libraries on both sides of the Atlantic.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This brief paper explores changing conceptions of digital libraries and how they fit into the broader information flows and information landscapes in Higher Education and beyond. It includes a few observations comparing how thinking about these questions has evolved within the very different planning, funding and implementation contexts in the United Kingdom and the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/lynch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 feature article clifford lynch coalition for networked information d-lib magazine dcc google library association massachusetts institute of technology national science foundation oclc portico university of california, santa barbara elib jisc information environment archives authentication blog curation data data set database digital asset management digital curation digital library digitisation dissemination dublin core e-research e-science framework higher education infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property jstor learning management system multimedia preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology software text mining Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1209 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Google Challenges for Academic Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/maccoll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/maccoll#author1">John MacColl</a> analyses the reactions many academic libraries may be having to the range of tools Google is currently rolling out and outlines a strategy for institutions in the face of such potentially radical developments.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Introduction:_A_-Googly-_for_Libraries">Introduction: A 'Googly' for Libraries?</h2> <blockquote><p>A googly, or a 'wrong'un', is a delivery which looks like a normal leg spinner but actually turns towards the batsmen, like an off break, rather than away from the bat. (BBC Sport Academic Web site [<a href="#1">1</a>]. Search result found in Google).</p></blockquote> <p>How should we understand Google? Libraries still feel like the batsman at whom something has been bowled which looks familiar, but then turns out to be a nasty threat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/maccoll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 feature article john maccoll amazon bbc d-lib magazine google harvard university oclc talis university of edinburgh university of oxford jisc information environment project gutenberg algorithm atom bibliographic data blog copyright database digital library digitisation ebook flash google scholar openurl portfolio research search technology vocabularies Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1210 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Excuse Me... Some Digital Preservation Fallacies? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/rusbridge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/rusbridge#author1">Chris Rusbridge</a> argues with himself about some of the assumptions behind digital preservation thinking.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Excuse_me...">Excuse me...</h2> <p>I have been asked to write an article for the tenth anniversary of <em>Ariadne</em>, a venture that I have enjoyed, off and on, since its inception in 1996 as part of the eLib Programme, of which I was then Programme Director.</p> <p>Some years ago I wrote an article entitled "After eLib" [<a href="#1">1</a>] for <em>Ariadne</em>. The original suggestion was for a follow-up "even more after eLib"; however, I now work for JISC, and that probably makes it hard to be objective!</p> <p>In "After eLib", I wrote this paragraph about digital preservation:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/rusbridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 feature article chris rusbridge andrew w mellon foundation british library california digital library d-lib magazine dcc harvard university jisc microsoft national library of the netherlands oais the national archives university of edinburgh elib internet archive archives browser curation data digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories file format gopher graphics infrastructure interoperability metadata microsoft office national library open source preservation preservation metadata provenance repositories research software wayback machine web browser Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1211 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Accessibility Testing and Reporting With TAW3 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/lauke <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/lauke#author1">Patrick Lauke</a> gives a run-down of the free TAW3 tool to aid in accessibility testing of Web pages.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>When it comes to assessing a Web site's accessibility, any Web designer should know by now that simply running the mark-up though an automated testing tool is not enough. Automated tools are limited, purely testing for syntax, easily ascertained "yes or no" situations and a set of (sometimes quite arbitrary) heuristics, which are often based on an interpretation of accessibility guidelines on the part of the tool's developers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/lauke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 tooled up patrick lauke university of salford w3c accessibility browser css file format firefox html java schema software standards wcag web browser xml Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1212 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk C21st Curation Summer 2005 Public Lecture Series http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/c21st-curation-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/c21st-curation-rpt#author1">Neil Beagrie</a> and <a href="/issue46/c21st-curation-rpt#author2">Helen Forde</a> report on the public lecture series 'C21st Curation: working with digital assets in the new Millennium - challenges and opportunities' held at University College London over May and June 2005, and on plans for a second series in 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A growing and significant part of the record and culture of the UK is now in digital form. The lives of staff working in our institutions, current students, and private individuals will be increasingly influenced by these trends and the growing demand for professionals to curate digital assets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/c21st-curation-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 event report helen forde neil beagrie british library digital preservation coalition jisc the national archives university college london digital preservation training programme archives born digital curation data digital preservation digitisation dissemination e-science further education multimedia preservation research software video vocabularies Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1213 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Digital Curation and Preservation: Defining the Research Agenda for the Next Decade http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/warwick-2005-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/warwick-2005-rpt#author1">Philip Pothen</a> reports on this two-day conference at Warwick University over 7-8 November 2005.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over recent years it has become clear that accessing and preserving digital data is increasingly important across a wide range of scientific, artistic and cultural activities. There has been a growing recognition of the need to address the fragility and accessibility of the digital information collected in all aspects of our lives. Access to digital information lies at the heart of the scientific and technical innovation vital for modern economies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/warwick-2005-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 event report philip pothen british library cclrc dcc digital preservation coalition jisc kings college london oais university of glasgow university of warwick accessibility archives copyright curation data data set digital curation digital library digital media digital preservation framework identifier infrastructure intellectual property interoperability metadata preservation provenance repositories research software Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1214 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk JISC and SURF International Workshop on Electronic Theses http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/e-theses-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/e-theses-rpt#author1">Neil Jacobs</a> reports on a JISC-SURF-CURL-sponsored event at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, over 19-20 January 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Doctoral theses contain some of the most current and valuable research produced within universities, but are underused as research resources. Where electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) are open access, they are used many times more often than paper theses that are available only via inter-library loan. Many universities and other organisations across Europe are now working hard to make ETDs more openly available and useful.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/e-theses-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 event report neil jacobs google jisc johns hopkins university oai oais sherpa ukoln romeo archives cataloguing copyright data data set database ddc dewey decimal digital library electronic theses framework infrastructure interoperability licence machine learning metadata multimedia national library oai-pmh open access open archives initiative preservation repositories research schema search technology social networks sru url xml xml schema z39.50 Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1215 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Joint Workshop on Future-proofing Institutional Websites http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/dcc-fpw-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/dcc-fpw-rpt#author1">Maureen Pennock</a> reports on a two-day workshop on Future-Proofing Web Sites, organised by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and the Wellcome Library at the Wellcome Library, London, over 19-20 January 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- 2006-02-16 11:17: error in URL for reference 2 : <a href="http://medphoto.wellcome.ac.uk/" title="http://medphoto.wellcome.ac.uk/">http://medphoto.wellcome.ac.uk/</a> was incorrect:Maureen Pennock forwarded correct URL now in place as embedded link and in ref 2 below REW --><!-- 2006-02-16 11:17: error in URL for reference 2 : <a href="http://medphoto.wellcome.ac.uk/" title="http://medphoto.wellcome.ac.uk/">http://medphoto.wellcome.ac.uk/</a> was incorrect:Maureen Pennock forwarded correct URL now in place as embedded link and in ref 2 below REW --><p>This <a href="http://www.dcc.ac.uk">DCC</a> [<a href="1">1</a>] and <a href="http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/">Wellcome Library</a> [<a href="#2">2</a>] workshop sought to provide insight into ways that content creators and curators can ensure ongoing access to reliable Web sites over time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/dcc-fpw-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 event report maureen pennock apple british library california digital library dcc eduserv ietf national library of australia the national archives ukoln university of bath university of glasgow wellcome library internet archive uk government web archive accessibility archives ark cataloguing collection development data digital curation digital library digital preservation doi e-government html identifier java metadata national library open source persistent identifier plain text preservation purl research rfc search technology software standards tomcat uri url vocabularies web resources web standards Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1216 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/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="events1"></a>Web Tools for EU Research Projects</p> <p>Tuesday 7 February 2006 - Cambridge, UK</p> <p>EU research projects share lots of information and involve joint working amongst organisations from many different countries. There are many software tools which can support them, from shared workspaces to resource planning and reporting tools, from electronic meetings to web content management. But which tools are effective for EU research projects? Management tools for coordinating a construction project are rarely suitable for the more uncertain world of research.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 news and events richard waller british museum cetis cni coalition for networked information dcc georgia institute of technology hefce jisc jisc collections lund university microsoft mla oai oclc sherpa tasi ucisa ukoln university of bath university of cambridge university of nottingham university of strathclyde university of warwick yale university e-framework jorum mrc opendoar romeo archives content management copyright creative commons curation data database digital curation digital library dissemination document format dublin core e-government e-learning e-science framework higher education ict information society infrastructure intellectual property interoperability metadata mobile multimedia open access photoshop preservation repositories research search technology soa software url video web 2.0 web development Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1217 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The History and Heritage of Scientific and Technological Information Systems http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/oppenheim-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/oppenheim-rvw#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> takes a look at this series of personal and researched historical analyses of the history of computerised information retrieval systems, and finds it makes fascinating reading if you are interested in such things.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This 420-page paperback includes the papers of a 2002 conference on the history of information retrieval systems. It comprises 33 contributed papers (with remarkably little overlap), together with details about the contributors and an excellent index. The papers are organised in five broad sections - interdisciplinary perspectives, organising and managing information, chemical informatics, national developments and developments in international systems (such as INIS and AGRIS).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/oppenheim-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 review charles oppenheim loughborough university agris information retrieval research search technology Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1218 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: ARIST 39 - Annual Review of Information Science and Technology http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/day-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/day-rvw#author1">Michael Day</a> reviews another recent volume of this key annual publication on information science and technology.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <em>Annual Review of Information Science and Technology</em> (<em>ARIST</em>) is an important annual publication containing review articles on many topics of relevance to library and information science, published on behalf of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). Since volume 36 (2002), the editor of <em>ARIST</em> has been Professor Blaise Cronin of Indiana University, Bloomington.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/day-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 review michael day edinburgh napier university google indiana university national academy of sciences oxford university press queens university belfast ukoln university of arizona university of bath university of cambridge university of illinois university of oxford university of wolverhampton perseus algorithm archives curation data data mining data set database digital library digital preservation dublin core e-science ejournal framework hypertext information retrieval information society infrastructure metadata preservation research search technology social networks taxonomy usability visualisation Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1219 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Memory Bytes - History, Technology, and Digital Culture http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/mason-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/mason-rvw#author1">Ingrid Mason</a> takes a look at this collection of essays and analyses how these authors contribute to our understanding of digital culture by placing digital technology in an historical context.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>It seemed a good idea to look at the definition of 'digital culture' offered in <em>Wikipedia</em> [<a href="#1">1</a>] and consider this alongside the ideas presented in this text. The definition was marked for possible deletion, then, a few days later the definition had changed, and the matter seems settled (for the moment) [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/mason-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 review ingrid mason bbc d-lib magazine massachusetts institute of technology national library of new zealand university of cambridge university of chicago wikipedia archives computer programming cybernetics national library quicktime research streaming video Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1220 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Managing Electronic Records http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/foster-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/foster-rvw#author1">Lise Foster</a> finds much to think about in this wide-ranging collection of essays on the fast-developing field of electronic records management.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As someone with some theoretical knowledge and technical skills getting involved in the practicalities for the first time, I found considerable food for thought in this book.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/foster-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 review lise foster london south bank university south bank university archives digital preservation document management foi knowledge management metadata mp3 perl preservation research url Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1221 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: E-metrics for Library and Information Professionals http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/mchugh-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/mchugh-rvw#author1">Elizabeth McHugh</a> learns about the importance of locally produced e-metrics and how they could be produced using available technologies.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The sub-title of this book provides a broader explanation for those who may be puzzled by the use of the term "e-metrics". The book suggests that to reach a real understanding of how digital and virtual library collections are used and who is using them, generating data on a local level as well as employing vendor-generated data which conforms, or otherwise, to emerging standards, is important for libraries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/mchugh-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 review elizabeth mchugh uhi millennium institute collection development data database infrastructure open access resource management Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1222 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Delivering Digital Services: A Handbook for Public Libraries and Learning Centres http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/royan-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Towards the end of the Pantomime season, <a href="/issue46/royan-rvw#author1">Bruce Royan</a> finds a golden egg among the goose droppings.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is no shortage of guides to the delivery of e-services in learning centres, although often their emphasis is on academic rather than local authority institutions [<a href="#1">1</a>]. In the public library field, it could be argued that more than enough journal articles and monographs on the topic have already been churned out in the 8 years since the publication of <em>New Library: the People's Network</em> [<a href="#2">2</a>]. Is there really room on the shelves for one more?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/royan-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 review bruce royan accessibility copyright data digitisation e-government framework ict identifier intranet java javascript licence portal provenance search technology xml Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1223 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Developing the New Learning Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/town-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/town-rvw#author1">Stephen Town</a> welcomes this new text on a key issue for the future of academic librarians, and suggests some broader questions for consideration.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This work promises to 'capture' and 'critically discuss' the changing support role of librarians in the current 'rapidly changing environment' where boundaries between roles are 'becoming increasingly blurred'. There is clearly a market for such a work, given that librarians in many educational contexts are indeed faced with new forms of learning environment and a significant growth in electronic, distance and blended learning.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/town-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 review stephen town cranfield university jisc sconul university of sheffield inlei e-learning framework knowledge management repositories research vle Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1224 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk