Overview of content related to 'digital library' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/88/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=john%20maccoll&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/maccoll-dempsey-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue52/maccoll-dempsey-rvw#author1">John MacColl</a> reviews the first two volumes of this very substantial three-part work, covering the periods to 1640 and 1640-1850.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cambridge University Press has, with the first two volumes of its three-volume history of libraries in Britain and Ireland, provided a wealth of fascinating information on the development of libraries and librarianship from a sterling collection of historians and scholar librarians. The publication of an edited history results in a denser packing of detail than would be achieved by a work of single authorship, since so many specialists each have an abundance of knowledge to cram into their relatively small allocations of space.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/maccoll-dempsey-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue52 review john maccoll university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of oxford internet archive worldcat archives cataloguing curation database digital curation digital library passwords repositories research Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1343 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 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 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 Adding Value to the National Information Infrastructure: The EDINA Exchange Day, Edinburgh http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/edina-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/edina-rpt#author1">John MacColl</a> provides us with a report of EDINA's first general information event for the HE and FE communities held at the National E-Science Centre.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://edina.ac.uk/">EDINA</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] held its first general information event for the Higher and Further Education communities on Tuesday 11 May 2004. <em>EDINA Exchange</em> took place in the National E-Science Centre at the University of Edinburgh.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/edina-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 event report john maccoll becta blackboard british library cclrc dcc edina google imperial college london jisc mimas mla national e-science centre oclc open university ordnance survey ukoln university of edinburgh digimap e-mapscholar geoxwalk jisc information environment jorum suncat xgrain zblsa zetoc algorithm archives authorisation service bibliographic data cataloguing content management copyright curation data data management data set data visualisation database digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation e-science framework further education geospatial data gis infrastructure jstor learning objects metadata multimedia national library openurl portal preservation repositories research search technology shibboleth software srw video visualisation web resources webct z39.50 Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1069 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata Wanted for the Evanescent Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/maccoll-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/maccoll-rpt#author1">John MacColl</a> reports on Schemas and Ontologies: Building a Semantic Infrastructure for the GRID and Digital Libraries: a one-day workshop at the e-Science Institute, May 2003.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This event was organised jointly by UKOLN and the <a href="http://www.nesc.ac.uk/">National e-Science Centre</a> (NESC) [<a href="#1">1</a>]. <b>Liz Lyon</b>, Director of <b>UKOLN</b>, gave the introduction, reminding us that this was the second UKOLN-NESC workshop. The first happened about a year ago, bringing together the digital library and Grid computing communities for the first time. The presentations were as follows:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/maccoll-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 event report john maccoll becta elsevier ieee jisc library of congress national e-science centre oclc ukoln university of edinburgh university of glamorgan university of manchester university of southampton jisc information environment application profile archives cataloguing copyright data data model database dcmi dewey decimal digital library digital preservation dublin core e-learning e-science framework ieee lom infrastructure interoperability lom marc metadata multimedia namespace ontologies open source owl preservation preservation metadata rdf research resource sharing schema search technology semantic web software standards taxonomy thesaurus uddi unicode uri url visualisation vocabularies web services xml Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 977 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Electronic Theses and Dissertations: A Strategy for the UK http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/theses-dissertations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>by <a href="/issue32/theses-dissertations#author1">John MacColl</a> considers a strategy for electronic theses and dissertations in the United Kingdom.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>‘ETDs’ is the acronym widely used in the US to stand for ‘Electronic Theses and Dissertations’. The father of the ETD movement, Professor Ed Fox of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech), explains the acronym as containing an implicit Boolean ‘OR’: ‘ETs’ <i>OR</i> ‘EDs’ equals ‘ETDs’. This makes for a very convenient shorthand, whereby a digital object which is either an electronic thesis or an electronic dissertation can be referred to as ‘an ETD’.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/theses-dissertations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 feature article john maccoll british library jisc oai robert gordon university university of edinburgh daedalus archives bibliographic data born digital cataloguing data database digital library digitisation dissemination ejournal electronic theses eprints file format html infrastructure intellectual property interoperability metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative open source openurl research schema search technology software url virtual research environment web services xml xml schema z39.50 Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 891 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Setting up an Institutional E-Print Archive http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/eprint-archives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/eprint-archives#author1">Stephen Pinfield</a>, <a href="/issue31/eprint-archives#author2">Mike Gardner</a>, and <a href="/issue31/eprint-archives#author3">John MacColl</a> with some practical advice on setting up an e-print archive.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article outlines some of the main stages in setting up an institutional e-print archive. It is based on experiences at the universities of Edinburgh and Nottingham which have both recently developed pilot e-print servers(<a href="#1">1</a>). It is not the intention here to present arguments in favour of open access e-print archives – this has been done elsewhere(<a href="#2">2</a>). Rather, it is hoped to present give an account of some of the practical issues that arise in the early stages of establishing an archive in a higher education institution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/eprint-archives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 feature article john maccoll mike gardner stephen pinfield cornell university d-lib magazine jisc oai oais university of edinburgh university of nottingham university of southampton accessibility apache archives ascii collection development controlled vocabularies copyright data database digital library digital preservation dissemination document format dublin core eprints file format framework higher education html intellectual property interoperability latex ldap linux metadata mysql open access open archives initiative passwords perl preservation rae repositories research search technology software standards url vocabularies web development Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 865 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ACM / IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/maccoll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/maccoll#author1">John MacColl</a> reports on a selection of the papers given at this conference in Roanoake, Virginia, June 24-28 2001.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This report covers a selection of the papers at the above conference, from those which I chose and was able to attend in a three-strand conference held over three days (with two additional days for workshops, which I did not attend). It includes the three keynote papers, as well as the paper which won the Vannevar Bush award for best conference paper.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/maccoll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 event report john maccoll ahds amazon cerlim coalition for networked information cornell university de montfort university google ieee jisc johns hopkins university manchester metropolitan university oai university of california berkeley university of edinburgh archives hub dner internet archive perseus archives authentication biometrics born digital cataloguing copac copyright data database digital library digitisation drm dublin core ebook eprints framework gis gopher graphics identifier information retrieval information society infrastructure intellectual property interoperability java learning management system learning objects managed learning environment metadata multimedia open archives initiative personalisation portal preservation repositories research resource discovery schema search technology semantic web software standards url video visualisation vocabularies xml xml schema z39.50 Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 832 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Instructional Management Systems http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/ims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/ims#author1">John MacColl</a> explores the IMS concept in the context of the SELLIC project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/ims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 feature article john maccoll ims jisc open university oracle university of edinburgh elib bibliographic data cataloguing cd-rom course design data data mining database digital library dissemination higher education information retrieval intellectual property intranet learning management system metadata opac personalisation rae repositories research resource description search technology software standards url web resources web services webct Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 582 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Of Arms and the Man We Sing http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/rusbridge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/rusbridge#author1">John MacColl</a> talks to Chris Rusbridge about the eLib programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/rusbridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 feature article john maccoll d-lib magazine jisc national science foundation university of dundee elib unisa digital library e-learning higher education national library research Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 562 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Conference Goes One Step Beyond http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue11/conference#author1">John MacColl</a> reports on Beyond the Beginning: The Global Digital Library.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue11 event report john maccoll coalition for networked information ibm jisc ukoln university of west london elib copyright digital library higher education intellectual property research Thu, 18 Sep 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 401 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Survey Results http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/survey-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/survey-results#author1">John MacColl</a> presents a selection of the comments arising from the first Ariadne readership survey [1]. This article appears in only the Web version of Ariadne.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/survey-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 editorial john maccoll elib digital library digitisation url Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 304 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk