Table of contents: issue47 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/868/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Issue 47: Keeping What We Know http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne 47.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Perhaps I am not quite so cynical as I suppose when, despite being more than a little aware of the problem confonting us in respect of safeguarding electronic resources, I can nonetheless be shocked by the statistic <strong>Eileen Fenton</strong> provides us in her article on <a href="/issue47/fenton">Preserving Electronic Scholarly Journals: Portico</a> where she reveals the percentage of resources, from impeccable sources, that were no longer retrievable from the original hyperlink a mere 27 months after their appearance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 editorial richard waller bbc google intute oai portico jisc information environment stargate archives browser digital library framework interoperability knowledge base metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative open source preservation repositories resource discovery search technology soa standardisation standards tagging web 2.0 Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1225 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: Where We Were, Are Now, and Will Ever Be http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> takes a look at the development of search engines over the lifetime of Ariadne and points to what we might anticipate in the years to come.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Unfortunately, I was unable to contribute to the decennial issue at the editors' invitation due to a family bereavement, but since it was such a good idea to take a look back at where we were, and then relate it to the present day and beyond, I did not want to miss the opportunity in this issue.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article phil bradley google internet archive aggregation archives blog database graphics identifier mobile mobile phone personalisation portal rfid search technology video wayback machine web 2.0 Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1226 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Digitising an Archive: The Factory Approach http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/burbridge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/burbridge#author1">Duncan Burbidge</a> describes a new approach to digitising an archive both as a future-proof substitute and for Web delivery.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The FP6 PrestoSpace Project [<a href="#1">1</a>] aims to develop systems that will permit quick, efficient and economically accessible preservation of analogue media [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/burbridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article duncan burbidge apple mpeg archives audio codec avi browser codec copyright data database digitisation drm flash ftp metadata mp3 mpeg-1 mpeg-2 mpeg-4 multimedia preservation quicktime software standards video video codec wav web browser windows windows media Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1227 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Preserving Electronic Scholarly Journals: Portico http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/fenton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/fenton#author1">Eileen Fenton</a> outlines issues relating to the long-term preservation of digital resources and the characteristics of an archival entity responding to this need.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The work of academics - in teaching and research - is not possible without reliable access to the accumulated scholarship of the past. As scholars have become more dependent upon the convenience and enhanced accessibility of electronic scholarly resources, concern about the long-term preservation and future accessibility of the electronic portion of the scholarly record has grown. One recent survey found that 83% of academic staff surveyed believe it is 'very important' to preserve electronic scholarly resources for future use [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/fenton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article eileen fenton american library association andrew w mellon foundation arl association of research libraries coalition for networked information cornell university elsevier library of congress national academy of sciences new york university oclc oxford university press portico university of chicago university of oxford york university accessibility archives authentication data digital library digital preservation digital repositories dtd ejournal graphics higher education infrastructure jstor licence national library passwords preservation repositories research software Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1228 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Retrospective on the RDN http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/hiom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/hiom#author1">Debra Hiom</a>, in the first of a two-part series on the Resource Discovery Network, looks back at the development of the RDN and its activities to date.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Introduction"><a name="introduction"></a>Introduction</h2> <p>This article will describe the history of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN) [<a href="#1">1</a>], charting the development of subject gateways in the UK since 1993 to the present day. To help set the history of the gateways in the wider context of the resource discovery landscape in the last decade or so, readers are encouraged to refer to Lorcan Dempsey's recent article on the development of digital libraries [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/hiom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article debra hiom ahrc british library hea heriot-watt university ilrt intute jisc kings college london ukoln university of bath university of birmingham university of bristol university of hull university of london university of manchester university of oxford university of reading university of surrey bril cain dner eevl elib ihr-info jisc information environment sosig subject portals project aggregation application profile archives cache cataloguing database digital library digitisation dublin core framework ftp further education higher education interoperability lom metadata portal research resource discovery search technology software standards subject gateway vocabularies web resources z39.50 Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1229 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk RDN Timeline http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/hiom/timeline.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Debra Hiom provides a timeline of the RDN's development, which accompanies <a href="/issue47/hiom">her main article</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <ul> <li><a name="1"></a>January 1994 - ESRC funds SOSIG as a pilot project - <a href="/issue47/hiom#introduction">return to text</a></li> <li><a name="2"></a>June 1994 - SOSIG subject gateway demonstrator goes live with 300 records</li> <li><a name="3"></a>Spring 1995 - EEVL, OMNI and SOSIG awarded funding under the eLib Programme: Access to Networked Resources.<br /> </li></ul><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/hiom/timeline.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article debra hiom cranfield university intute jisc university of manchester wellcome trust eevl elib sosig subject portals project research resource discovery subject gateway Fri, 02 Dec 2011 17:50:13 +0000 admin 2146 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk QMSearch: A Quality Metrics-aware Search Framework http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/krowne <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/krowne#author1">Aaron Krowne</a> and <a href="/issue47/krowne#author2">Urvashi Gadi</a> present a framework which improves searching in the context of scholarly digital libraries by taking a 'quality metrics-aware' approach.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this article we present a framework, QMSearch, which improves searching in the context of scholarly digital libraries by taking a 'quality metrics-aware' approach. This means the digital library deployer or end-user can customise how results are presented, including aspects of both ranking and organisation in general, based upon standard metadata attributes and quality indicators derived from the general library information environment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/krowne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article aaron krowne urvashi gadi amazon d-lib magazine emory university google microsoft oai jisc information environment aggregation apache archives browser cache css data data mining data model database digital library doc dublin core fedora commons framework genetic algorithm google scholar html identifier information retrieval interoperability java javascript lucene metadata modelling open archives initiative open source provenance repositories research schema search technology software standards stylesheet usability video visualisation web browser xml xsl xslt Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1230 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metasearch: Building a Shared, Metadata-driven Knowledge Base System http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/reese <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/reese#author1">Terry Reese</a> discusses the creation of a shared knowledge base system within OSU's open-source metasearch development.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Surveying the current metasearch tools landscape, it is somewhat surprising to find so few non-commercial implementations available. This is especially true considering that, as a group, the library community has cultivated a very vibrant open source community over the past ten or so years. One wonders then, why this particular service has been ceded to the world of commercial vendors. One can speculate that the creation and management of a metasearch knowledge base has likely played a large role [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/reese" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article terry reese california digital library d-lib magazine iso niso oai oregon state university serials solutions aggregation algorithm api authentication data database digital library dublin core framework gis infrastructure knowledge base metadata mods open source openurl repositories research schema search technology software standards widget xml z39.50 Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1231 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Stargate: Exploring Static Repositories for Small Publishers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/robertson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/robertson#author1">R. John Robertson</a> introduces a project examining the potential benefits of OAI-PMH Static Repositories as a means of enabling small publishers to participate more fully in the information environment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the wider deployment of repositories, the Open Archives Initiative - Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is becoming a common method of supporting interoperability between repositories and services. It provides 'an application-independent interoperability framework based on <em>metadata harvesting</em>' [<a href="#1">1</a>]. Nodes in a network using this protocol are 'data providers' or 'service providers'.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/robertson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article r. john robertson cerlim cilip google jisc national library of australia oai university of illinois university of strathclyde eevl hairst stargate archives copyright data database digital library dissemination dspace e-learning ebook eprints fedora commons framework interoperability metadata national library oai-pmh open access open archives initiative repositories research rss search technology software web services xml Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1232 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Folksonomies: The Fall and Rise of Plain-text Tagging http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/tonkin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/tonkin#author1">Emma Tonkin</a> suggests that rising new ideas are often on their second circuit - and none the worse for that.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite the stability of many key technologies underlying today's Internet, venerable workhorses such as TCP/IP and HTTP, the rise of new candidate specifications frequently leads to a sort of collaborative manic depression. Every now and then, a new idea comes along and sparks a wave of interest, the first stage in the Internet hype cycle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/tonkin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article emma tonkin amazon apple d-lib magazine google jisc massachusetts institute of technology ukoln access control algorithm amazon web services archives ascii blog browser controlled vocabularies copyright data data mining data set database digital repositories document management doi dublin core eprints exif institutional repository interoperability linux metadata microformats mobile mp3 operating system provenance rdf repositories research resource discovery search technology semantic web semiotic simple dublin core software standardisation standards tagging uri usability vocabularies web 2.0 web services windows xhtml Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1233 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Serving Services in Web 2.0 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/vanveen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/vanveen#author1">Theo van Veen</a> shows with the help of an example, how standardised descriptions of services can help users control the integration of services from different providers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"I want my browser to recognise information in Web pages and offer me functionality to remix it with relevant information from other services. I want to control which services are offered to me and how they are offered."</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/vanveen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article theo van veen amazon google oai oreilly ajax algorithm api archives bibliographic data bibliographic record browser cataloguing context objects in spans data database dublin core firefox framework google scholar html identifier javascript knowledge base metadata metadata model microformats oai-pmh open archives initiative openurl owl personalisation portal schema search technology semantic web soa soap sru standardisation standards stylesheet tagging thesaurus uddi url usability web 2.0 web services wsdl xml xsl xslt z39.88 Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1234 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Rustle of Digital Curation: The JISC Annual Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/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="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author1">Julie Allinson</a>, <a href="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author2">Marieke Guy</a> and <a href="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author3">Maureen Pennock</a> find themselves contemplating e-frameworks, digital curation and repositories at the JISC Annual Conference.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On 14 March 2006 we found ourselves back at the Birmingham International Convention Centre (ICC) for the 2006 JISC Conference. The annual conference [<a href="#1">1</a>] is both an opportunity for JISC to platform the variety of activities it funds and for delegates to learn about the full range of JISC's work by participating in seminars, debates, workshops and demonstrations. This report tries to capture the air of the event through a series of session snapshots.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 event report julie allinson marieke guy maureen pennock british library cclrc coalition for networked information dcc dest digital preservation coalition edina google hefce intute jisc jisc collections london school of economics mimas ogc open geospatial consortium sherpa ukoln university of bath university of dundee university of edinburgh university of southampton wellcome trust cd-lor claddier e-framework jisc information environment jorum romeo api archives blog cataloguing copyright curation data data set database digital curation digital preservation digital repositories digitisation e-learning e-research eportfolio eprints flash framework geospatial data gis google maps higher education ict infrastructure institutional repository interoperability learning design learning objects metadata open access open source preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology text mining vocabularies wireless wms xml Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1235 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Code4lib 2006 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/code4lib-2006-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/code4lib-2006-rpt#author1">Jeremy Frumkin</a> and <a href="/issue47/code4lib-2006-rpt#author2">Dan Chudnov</a> report on the inaugural conference of the Code4lib community of programmers, hackers, and techies working in or with libraries and information systems.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Focused as a highly technical event, the inaugural code4lib conference resulted from the combined efforts of the code4lib community, a loosely connected set of programmers, hackers, librarians, and library technologists who pursue technologies related to libraries and information. Over 80 attendees had the opportunity to learn what their peers were pursuing at other institutions, to share projects, hacks, code, and ideas, and to participate in breakout sessions and give lightning talks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/code4lib-2006-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 event report dan chudnov jeremy frumkin oai oclc oregon state university yale university blog digital library framework interoperability library management systems metadata oai-pmh opac open source repositories research search technology software text mining Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1236 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Digital Policy Management Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/dpm-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/dpm-rpt#author1">Neil Beagrie</a> and <a href="/issue47/dpm-rpt#author2">Mark Bide</a> report on a one-day invitational workshop on Digital Policy Management sponsored by The British Library, JISC and UKOLN under the aegis of the British Library/JISC Partnership, held in the British Library Conference Centre on 24 April 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology is commonly portrayed as a mechanism for restricting access to and use of digital content. On the contrary, a properly implemented Digital Policy Management infrastructure will facilitate the widest possible use of digital content, supporting the interests of library users, libraries and rights owners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/dpm-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 event report mark bide neil beagrie british library editeur jisc ukoln jorum nesli accessibility copyright creative commons dom drm e-learning framework further education higher education identifier infrastructure intellectual property licence onix open access provenance research standardisation Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1237 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Second Digital Repositories Programme Meeting http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-repositories-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/jisc-repositories-rpt#author1">Julie Allinson</a> and <a href="/issue47/jisc-repositories-rpt#author2">Mahendra Mahey</a> report on a 2-day JISC Digital Repositories Meeting focusing on project clusters working together and other related issues held by JISC in Warwick, UK over 27-28 March 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) Digital Repositories Programme [<a href="#1">1</a>] held its second Programme meeting towards the end of March. Following in the collaborative tradition set by last October's joint Programme meeting with the Digital Preservation and Asset Management Programme [<a href="#2">2</a>], this gathering was themed around the cluster groups established by the Digital Repositories Programme [<a href="#3">3</a>] and included many guests from other JISC areas of work and beyond.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-repositories-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 event report julie allinson mahendra mahey cetis dcc jisc oai oais open university ordnance survey sherpa ukoln university of bath university of hull university of leicester university of southampton university of worcester wellcome trust cd-lor claddier ebank uk geoxwalk grade project iemsr iesr iri scotland jisc information environment jorum midess opendoar perx preserv prowe r4l repomman repository bridge romeo sherpa plus sherpa romeo stargate archives browser copyright curation data data management data set database digital curation digital media digital object identifier digital preservation digital repositories doi drm e-learning electronic theses eprints fedora commons geospatial data gis handle system identifier infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability learning objects metadata metadata schema registry multimedia oai-pmh open access open archives initiative preservation repositories research resource management schema search technology service registry standards thesaurus uddi uri web services wiki xml Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1238 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Digital Library and Its Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/dlservices-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/dlservices-rpt#author1">Neil Beagrie</a> and <a href="/issue47/dlservices-rpt#author2">Rachel Bruce</a> report on a two-day invitational conference on The Digital Library and its Services sponsored by The British Library, JISC and UKOLN under the aegis of the British Library/JISC Partnership, held in the British Library Conference Centre on over 6-7 March 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the past decade there has been substantial progress in the use and delivery of digital resources. This evolving area has now reached a point of maturity where digital library providers, be they national libraries, universities, or bodies co-ordinating and delivering distributed national and global services, have begun to identify common service requirements and service frameworks. These emerging digital library services might be delivered in a distributed manner or shared centrally.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/dlservices-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 event report neil beagrie rachel bruce british library california digital library dcc eduserv jisc ukerna ukoln jisc information environment authentication digital curation digital library digital preservation framework higher education identifier interoperability preservation research soa social software Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1239 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/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>Oxford Journals to report on its open access experiments</p> <p>Oxford Journals is to stage a one-day conference to report new results from its open access experiments.</p> <p>Conference details:<br />Monday 5 June<br />10.30-16.30<br />76 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NT</p> <p><strong>Preliminary programme:</strong><br />Martin Richardson and Claire Saxby, Oxford Journals, Oxford University<br />Press Oxford Journals and Open Access</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 news and events richard waller loughborough university oxford university press university college london university of bath university of california berkeley university of oxford yale university iwmw access control bibliographic data content management digital library digital repositories e-science fedora commons framework free software higher education interoperability knowledge management metadata mis mp3 open access open source podcast rdf repositories research rss search technology semantic web software standards tagging web app web development web services xacml xml Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1240 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Institutional Repository http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/rumsey-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/rumsey-rvw#author1">Sally Rumsey</a> recommends a new book about institutional repositories.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This timely publication has arrived at a point where a number of UK Higher Education (HE) establishments have set up, have started, or have at least considered setting up their own institutional repository (IR). This is a new area for all involved, many experiences so far have been ground-breaking and there are few (if any) IRs which would describe themselves as mature. Not only is the technology developing rapidly, but user needs are continuing to be determined and institutions are expanding the ways in which an IR can serve their needs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/rumsey-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 review sally rumsey london school of economics university of hull repomman archives cataloguing copyright digital library digital preservation dspace electronic theses higher education identifier institutional repository internet explorer interoperability learning objects metadata mets open access open source preservation repositories research software standards Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1241 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Understanding and Communicating Social Informatics http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/corrall-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/corrall-rvw#author1">Sheila Corrall</a> reviews a new landmark book which explains and promotes a distinctive approach to information-related research spanning traditional disciplinary and professional boundaries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Social Informatics (SI) is a relatively recently named field of research, which has evolved from earlier studies of the role of computers in society and the social impacts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), which were often conducted as separate, unconnected discussions by computer scientists, information systems researchers, sociologists, educational researchers and others. Rob Kling, the lead author of this book, who died in 2003, is generally regarded as the prime mover and founder of this new domain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/corrall-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 review sheila corrall d-lib magazine indiana university national science foundation university of sheffield e-business ict information society knowledge base research Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1242 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Virtual Reference Desk http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/coelho-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/coelho-rvw#author1">Lina Coelho</a> feels that digital reference has come of age and that this work is one of its adornments where reference information professionals are concerned.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Digital reference has come of age. Starting with tentative 'Ask us a question' e-mail services, it is now available in public, academic and specialist libraries. This dynamic area, which has already undergone major developments in the past few years, continues to grow and evolve.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/coelho-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 review lina coelho british medical association rutgers university data database knowledge base open source research software video wireless Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1243 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Successful Academic Librarian http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/town-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/town-rvw#author1">Stephen Town</a> finds this US multi-author work may not meet the needs of readers in the UK, and offers some ideas which a UK version might incorporate.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Never judge a book by its cover? In this case the cover contains some apt symbolism for what one might expect from this US multi-author text. Presumably the picture on the front is supposed to be the eponymous 'successful academic librarian', well-groomed and smartly suited, climbing the rungs of the career ladder. The aluminium ladder itself looks more suitable for DIY, but perhaps this is also accurate, as this work is very much a positive view of how to take your career in hand and develop it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/town-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 review stephen town cranfield university bibliographic data framework research Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1244 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk