Overview of content related to 'css' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/99/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Developing a Prototype Library WebApp for Mobile Devices http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/cooper-brewerton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/cooper-brewerton#author1">Jason Cooper</a> and <a href="/issue71/cooper-brewerton#author2">Gary Brewerton</a> describe the development of a prototype WebApp to improve access to Library systems at Loughborough University for mobile devices.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Reviewing Loughborough University Library’s Web site statistics over a 12-month period (October 2011 – September 2012) showed a monthly average of 1,200 visits via mobile devices (eg smart phones and tablet computers). These visits account for 4% of the total monthly average visits; but plotting the percentage of visits per month from such mobile devices demonstrated over the period a steady increase, rising from 2% to 8%.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/cooper-brewerton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 tooled up gary brewerton jason cooper apple google loughborough university w3c adobe ajax android apache api authentication blog browser cache cataloguing content management cookie css data framework google books html html5 ipad iphone itunes java javascript jquery json library management systems local storage metadata mobile native app native apps open source passwords perl restful rss standards tablet computer url vocabularies web app web browser web development widget xhtml xml Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:33:09 +0000 admin 2438 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Improving Evaluation of Resources through Injected Feedback Surveys http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/reese <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/reese#author1">Terry Reese</a> suggests a novel approach for providing intercept survey functionality for librarians looking to simplify the gathering of user feedback for library-provided materials.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Assessment of electronic resources has long proven a difficult challenge for librarians when looking to make collection development decisions.&nbsp; Often, these decisions are made by looking at usage statistics provided by the vendor, and through informal conversations with selected faculty within affected disciplines.&nbsp; The ability to capture point-of-use information from users remains a significant challenge for many institutions.&nbsp; The purpose of this paper will be to suggest a novel approach to providing intercept survey functionality for librarians looking to simplify the gath</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/reese" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 tooled up terry reese oclc ohio state university libraries oregon state university jusp worldcat apache api authentication cataloguing collection development counting online usage of networked electronic resources css data data mining framework html infrastructure jquery metadata php research software standards sushi uri url visualisation Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:12:22 +0000 lisrw 2450 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Case Studies in Web Sustainability http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/turner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/turner#author1">Scott Turner</a> describes issues around making Web resources sustainable.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the moment organisations often make significant investments in producing Web-based material, often funded through public money, for example from JISC. But what happens when some of those organisations are closed or there&nbsp; is no longer any money or resources to host the site? We are seeing cuts in funding or changes in governmental policy, which is resulting in the closure of some of these organisations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/turner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 feature article scott turner amazon google jisc university of northampton amazon web services archives blog cloud computing css geospatial data google analytics google docs html infrastructure internet explorer mac os passwords research search engine optimisation search technology standards twitter url web resources web services youtube Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:09:03 +0000 lisrw 2405 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Moving Ariadne: Migrating and Enriching Content with Drupal http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/bunting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue69/bunting#author1">Thom Bunting</a> explains some of the technology behind the migration of <em>Ariadne</em> (including more than 1600 articles from its back issues archive) onto a Drupal content management platform.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tools and strategies for content management are a perennial topic in <em>Ariadne. </em> With&nbsp;<a href="/category/buzz/content-management?article-type=&amp;term=&amp;organisation=&amp;project=&amp;author=" title="Link to overview of articles including references to 'content management'">more than one hundred articles</a>&nbsp;touching on content management system (CMS) technologies or techniques since this online magazine commenced publication in 1996,&nbsp;<em>Ariadne</em>&nbsp;attests to continuing interest in this topic. Authors have discussed this topic within various contexts, from&nbsp;<a href="/category/buzz/content-management?article-type=&amp;term=intranet&amp;organisation=&amp;project=&amp;author=&amp;issue=#content-overview" title="Link to articles discussing 'content management', within 'intranet' context">intranets</a> to&nbsp;<a href="/category/buzz/repositories?article-type=&amp;term=content+management&amp;organisation=&amp;project=&amp;author=&amp;issue=#content-overview" title="Link to overview of articles referring to 'content management', within 'repositories' context">repositories</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="/category/buzz/content-management?article-type=&amp;term=web+2.0&amp;organisation=&amp;project=&amp;author=&amp;issue=#content-overview" title="Link to overview of articles discussing 'content management', within context of Web 2.0">Web 2.0</a>, &nbsp;with some notable&nbsp;<a href="/sites/all/datacharts/hc/72-chart-wp.html#timeline" title="Link to timeline: articles referring to 'content management'">surges in references to 'content management' between 2000 and 2005</a>&nbsp;(see Figure 1 below). &nbsp;Although levels of discussion are by no means trending, over recent years it is clear that&nbsp;<em>Ariadne</em> authors have taken note of and written about content management tools and techniques on a regular basis.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the light of this long-established interest, it is noteworthy that&nbsp;<em>Ariadne</em> itself migrated into a content management system only recently. Although the formatting of its articles did change a few times since 1996, <em>Ariadne</em>&nbsp;remained 'hand-coded' for more than fifteen years. &nbsp;None of its articles had been migrated into a database-driven content management system until March 2012, when&nbsp;<a href="/issue68" title="Link to table of contents for Ariadne issue 68">issue 68</a>&nbsp;was published.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>As mentioned in the&nbsp;<a href="/issue68/editorial1" title="Editorial introduction: Welcome to New Ariadne">editorial introduction</a>&nbsp;to that first issue, launching the new content management arrangements, and as discussed in some more detail below (see 'Technical challenges in content migration'), the considerable size of&nbsp;<em>Ariadne</em>'s archive of back issues was daunting. &nbsp;With <a href="/articles" title="Overview of more than 1600 articles in Ariadne">more than 1600 articles</a>&nbsp;in hand-coded 'flat'-html formats,&nbsp;the process of migration itself required careful planning to result in a seamless, graceful transition into an entirely new content management arrangement. &nbsp;Over time, the sheer size of the <em>Ariadne</em> corpus had made it both increasingly rich in content and increasingly more challenging to convert retrospectively into a database-driven CMS as the total number of articles published within this online magazine steadily expanded.&nbsp;</p> <p>In looking back over the recent process of migrating <em>Ariadne</em> onto a CMS platform, this article discusses some tools and techniques used to prepare content for transfer, testing, and then re-launch. &nbsp;After explaining some of the background to and objectives of this work, this article focuses on key features of content management supported by Drupal.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="Figure 1: Timeline of references in Ariadne to content management" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue69-bunting/content%20management-timeline.png" style="height: 453px; width: 500px; " title="Figure 1: Timeline of references in Ariadne to content management" /></p> <p style="text-align: center; "><strong>Figure 1: Ariadne timeline of references to content management</strong></p> <h2 id="Requirements_Analysis:_Planning_the_Way_Forward">Requirements Analysis: Planning the Way Forward</h2> <p>Based on surveys of readers and authors conducted in late 2010, the <em>Ariadne</em>&nbsp;management team analysed the range of feedback, drew up sets of re-development requirements, and then considered the options available.</p> <p>The following table provides an overview of key findings regarding the range of enhanced functionality and features considered:</p> <table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" id="500wtable" style="width: 500px; "> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" style="text-align: center; "><strong>Overview of findings derived from survey responses</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: center; "><em>enhanced functionality or feature</em></td> <td style="text-align: center; "><em>interest recorded in surveys</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td>browsing by keywords</td> <td>73.4% of respondents</td> </tr> <tr> <td>updated look and feel</td> <td>62.3% of respondents</td> </tr> <tr> <td>browsing by title</td> <td>50.0% of respondents</td> </tr> <tr> <td>enhanced use of search engine</td> <td>48.0% of respondents</td> </tr> <tr> <td>improved display for portable devices</td> <td>34.0% of respondents</td> </tr> <tr> <td>more summative information on articles</td> <td>32.1% of respondents</td> </tr> <tr> <td>improved navigability from article level</td> <td>32.1% of respondents</td> </tr> <tr> <td>improved social media options</td> <td>29.5% of respondents</td> </tr> <tr> <td>browsing by author</td> <td>28.0% of respondents</td> </tr> <tr> <td>improved RSS feeds</td> <td>27.0% of respondents</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In addition to these findings derived from surveys, the management team also recognised the need for some other functionalities to support monitoring of <em>Ariadne</em>'s on-going engagement with various domains and institutions across the UK and beyond.</p> <table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" id="500wtable" style="width: 500px; "> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" style="text-align: center; "><strong>Additional features to support monitoring of engagement</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: left; ">identification of author domains (higher education, further education, research, commercial, etc)</td> <td style="text-align: left; ">to support analysis of <em>Ariadne</em> connections and reach across various sectors</td> </tr> <tr> <td>identification of authors by organisation</td> <td>to support analysis of <em>Ariadne</em> connections and reach in UK and worldwide</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Taking into account the key findings derived from survey questions as well as the additional functionality identified as useful in monitoring UK and worldwide engagement, the <em>Ariadne</em>&nbsp;management team drew up sets of re-development requirements and considered how to proceed.&nbsp;Migration into a content management system represented the obvious way forward, as it became clear that <em>Ariadne</em>'s&nbsp;previous tradition of 'hand-coded' production (dating from the early days of the Web) had little chance of coping gracefully with the new sets of requirements.</p> <p>In a review of CMS options available, it also became clear that&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drupal" title="Wikipedia article: Drupal">Drupal</a>&nbsp;[<a href="#1">1</a>] was well positioned as a content management system (or, emphasising its highly modular and extensible design, <em>content management framework </em>&nbsp;[<a href="#2">2</a>] ) to supply required functionality and features.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/bunting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 tooled up thom bunting ibm microsoft ukoln university of bath datagovuk gnu wikipedia apache api archives bibliographic data content licence content management css data data set database drupal framework further education graphics higher education html identifier jquery json licence linux metadata mysql open source perl php preservation python rdf repositories research rss search technology software sql server sqlite standards taxonomy usability video visualisation web 2.0 xml Fri, 27 Jul 2012 16:47:36 +0000 lisrw 2348 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Third Annual edUi Conference 2011 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/edui-2011-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/edui-2011-rpt#author1">Danielle Cooley</a> reports on the third annual edUi Conference, held over 13-14 October 2011, in Richmond, Virginia, USA, an opportunity for Web professionals in colleges, universities, libraries, museums, etc to discuss the latest developments in Web trends and technologies.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The third annual edUi Conference [<a href="#1">1</a>] was held October 13-14, 2011, in Richmond, Virginia, USA. The sold-out event saw 225 ‘Web professionals serving colleges, universities, libraries, museums, and beyond’ join together to discuss the latest and greatest in Web trends and technologies. The all-volunteer conference was presented by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and major sponsors included Microsoft, the University of Richmond, and Virginia Commonwealth University.</p> <p>The two-day event consisted of four tracks [<a href="#2">2</a>]:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/edui-2011-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 event report danielle cooley google happy cog kansas state university microsoft university of virginia wikipedia accessibility aggregation android archives blog browser cataloguing css data framework google docs google maps graphics higher education html html5 metadata mis mobile research responsive design search technology twitter usability video web standards widget windows xhtml youtube Mon, 27 Feb 2012 22:26:07 +0000 lisrw 2241 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Image 'Quotation' Using the C.I.T.E. Architecture http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/blackwell-hackneyBlackwell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/blackwell-hackneyBlackwell#author1">Christopher Blackwell</a> and <a href="/issue67/blackwell-hackneyBlackwell#author2">Amy Hackney Blackwell</a> describe with examples a digital library infrastructure that affords canonical citation for 'quoting' images, useful for creating commentaries, arguments, and teaching tools.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Quotation is the heart of scholarly argument and teaching, the activity of bringing insight to something complex by focused discussion of its parts. Philosophers who have reflected on the question of quotation have identified two necessary components: a name, pointer, or citation on the one hand and a reproduction or repetition on the other. Robert Sokolowski calls quotation a 'curious conjunction of being able to name and to contain' [<a href="#1">1</a>]; V.A. Howard is more succinct: quotation is 'replication-plus-reference' [<a href="#2">2</a>]. We are less interested in the metaphysical aspects of quotation than in the practical ones.</p> <p>The tools and techniques described here were supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. 0916148 &amp; No. 0916421. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).</p> <h2 id="Quotation">Quotation</h2> <p>Quotation, when accompanied by citation, allows us to bring the reader's attention to bear on a particular part of a larger whole efficiently and without losing the surrounding context. A work of Biblical exegesis, for example, can quote or merely cite 'Genesis 1:29' without having to reproduce the entire Hebrew Bible, or even the Book of Genesis; a reader can resolve that citation to a particular passage about the creation of plants, and can see that passage as a discrete node at the bottom of a narrowing hierarchy: Hebrew Bible, Genesis, Chapter 1, Verse 29. We take this for granted.</p> <p>Quoting a text is easy. But how can we quote an image? This remains difficult even in the 21st century where it is easy to reproduce digital images, pass them around through networks, and manipulate them on our desks.</p> <p>A scholar wishing to refer to a particular part of an image will generally do something like this: She will open one version of an image in some editing software, select and 'cut' a section from it, and 'paste' that section into a document containing the text of her commentary or argument. She might add to the text of her argument a reference to the source of the image. The language that describes this process is that of mechanical work&nbsp;– cutting and pasting&nbsp;– rather than the language of quotation and citation. The process yields a fragment of an image with only a tenuous connection to the ontological hierarchy of the object of study. The same scholar who would never give a citation to '<em>The Bible</em>, page 12' rather than to 'Genesis 1:29' will, of necessity, cite an image-fragment in a way similarly unlikely to help readers find the source and locate the fragment in its natural context.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/blackwell-hackneyBlackwell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 feature article amy hackney blackwell christopher blackwell clemson university furman university google harvard university national academy of sciences national science foundation university of virginia gnu homer multitext archives browser creative commons css data digital library doi dublin core firefox free software html identifier infrastructure java licence metadata namespace openoffice research safari schema software standards stylesheet tei thesaurus url urn vocabularies web browser xhtml xml xsl xslt zip Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1620 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Characterising and Preserving Digital Repositories: File Format Profiles http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/hitchcock-tarrant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue66/hitchcock-tarrant#author1">Steve Hitchcock</a> and <a href="/issue66/hitchcock-tarrant#author2">David Tarrant</a> show how file format profiles, the starting point for preservation plans and actions, can also be used to reveal the fingerprints of emerging types of institutional repositories.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/hitchcock-tarrant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue66 feature article david tarrant steve hitchcock amazon google harvard university jisc microsoft mpeg the national archives university of illinois university of northampton university of southampton university of the arts london wellcome library jisc information environment keepit wikipedia accessibility adobe archives bibliographic data blog cloud computing css csv curation data data management database digital curation digital preservation digital repositories dissemination document format droid eprints file format flash flash video framework gif graphics html hypertext identifier institutional repository java jpeg latex linked data metadata mpeg-1 open access open source photoshop php plain text preservation quicktime repositories research schema semantic web software standards vector graphics video web 2.0 wiki windows windows media xml xml schema Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1608 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Institutional Web Management Workshop 2010 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/iwmw-2010-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/iwmw-2010-rpt#author1">Keith Doyle</a> provides a personal perspective on a conference organised by UKOLN for those involved in the provision of institutional Web services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This was the 13th Institutional Web Management Workshop [<a href="#1">1</a>] to be organised by UKOLN [<a href="#2">2</a>] held at the University of Sheffield from 12 to 14 July 2010.&nbsp;The theme was 'The Web in Turbulent Times' [<a href="#3">3</a>]. As such, there was a healthy balance of glass-half-empty-doom-and-gloom, and glass-half-full-yes-we-can.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/iwmw-2010-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 event report keith doyle canterbury christ church university eduserv google ilrt oxford university computing services terminalfour ukoln university college london university of bristol university of cambridge university of oxford university of salford university of sheffield university of the west of england w3c iwmw memento mobile campus assistant wikipedia accessibility apache blog browser cocoa content management css curation data data visualisation datamining facebook firefox framework geospatial data gis hashtag higher education html html5 hypertext information architecture linked data mashup metadata mobile mobile phone opera plone portal qr code rdfa research rss search technology sharepoint smartphone social web software taxonomy twitter usability video videoconferencing visualisation web app web development web services webkit widget wookie wordpress xcri xml Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1569 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mobilising the Internet Detective http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/massam-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/massam-et-al#author1">Diana Massam</a>, <a href="/issue63/massam-et-al#author2">Andrew Priest</a> and <a href="/issue63/massam-et-al#author3">Caroline Williams</a> describe a recent project to adapt the online Internet Detective tutorial, to deliver a user-friendly mobile site which reflects their market research into user preferences for mobile content.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>'The mobile phone is undoubtedly [a] strong driving force, a behaviour changer…Library users will soon be demanding that every interaction can take place via the cell phone' [<a href="#1">1</a>]</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/massam-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 feature article andrew priest caroline williams diana massam apple google intute jisc mimas ukoln university of manchester w3c devcsi jisc information environment mobile internet detective transcoder accessibility aggregation android blog browser css data e-learning facebook google docs higher education information architecture ipad iphone java linked data mobi mobile mobile learning mobile phone mp3 open source opera php podcast programming language repositories research search technology sms software stylesheet video web development wireless Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1540 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Live Blogging @ IWMW 2009 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/iwmw-2009-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue61/iwmw-2009-rpt#author1">Kirsty McGill</a> provides a live blogger perspective on the three-day Institutional Web Managers Workshop, held by UKOLN at the University of Essex, Colchester, in July 2009.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 12th annual Institutional Web Managers Workshop (IWMW) attracted nearly 200 delegates, making it the largest workshop in the event's history. Whilst the popularity of the physical event has grown, so too has the remote audience. So this year organisers Marieke Guy and Brian Kelly decided that it was time to start treating this remote audience as first class citizens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/iwmw-2009-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue61 event report kirsty pitkin amazon bbc cardiff university edge hill university google jisc ukoln university of essex university of glasgow university of southampton university of strathclyde devcsi iwmw accessibility ajax amazon web services api blog browser cloud computing content management css curation data database domain model e-learning facebook flickr html interoperability javascript metadata mobile netvibes photoshop preservation privacy research schema social web software streaming twitter uri video web 2.0 web development web resources web services wireframe Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1515 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Website Optimization http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/cliff-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue57/cliff-rvw#author1">Pete Cliff</a> used to think 'Website Optimisation' simply meant compressing images and avoiding nested tables, but in this he book finds out how much more there is to it, even in the Age of Broadband.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- version 4, to accept final edit's supplied by book's author 2008-11-18 REW --><!-- version 4, to accept final edit's supplied by book's author 2008-11-18 REW --><p>Serendipity can be a wonderful thing. It was a Tuesday, over coffee, that the esteemed editor of this publication presented me with a copy of <em>Website Optimization</em> and asked if I would be interested in reviewing it. Two days later, at a regular team meeting for the Repositories Support Project [<a href="#1">1</a>] (RSP), we discussed (rather generally) how we might boost the search ranking and usage of the RSP Web site.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/cliff-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue57 review pete cliff google jisc oreilly ukoln university of bath w3c repositories support project rsp seo project wikipedia ajax apache cache cool uri css framework html metadata microformats open source rdf repositories research resource description search engine optimisation search technology semantic web software uri video wireless Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1443 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Institutional Web Management Workshop 2008: The Great Debate http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/iwmw-2008-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue56/iwmw-2008-rpt#author1">Adrian Tribe</a> reports on a three-day conference designed for professionals involved in the provision of institutional Web services, organised by UKOLN and held at King's College, University of Aberdeen in July 2008.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>'Aberdeen??!! Make sure you take some woolly jumpers and a sou'wester then.'</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/iwmw-2008-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 event report adrian tribe british antarctic survey edge hill university eduserv google jisc microsoft ukoln university of aberdeen university of bath university of birmingham university of bradford university of glasgow university of kent university of london university of southampton iwmw accessibility api archives blog browser content management css data facebook flash flickr framework google analytics google docs google maps higher education institutional repository javascript mashup microformats mobile open source personalisation php portal preservation repositories research rss schema search technology second life social networks software twitter usability video web 2.0 web app web development web services wiki wordpress xcri xcri-cap xml xml schema youtube Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1414 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/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></p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 news and events richard waller arl association of research libraries bbc becta birkbeck college cardiff university cni coalition for networked information dcc edina elsevier hefce institute of physics jisc massachusetts institute of technology mcn mla national science foundation newcastle university oai open university oxford university computing services research information network tasi university of edinburgh university of leeds university of london university of manchester university of oxford powr apache apache license archives bibliographic data copyright css data database digital library digital repositories dspace dublin core e-learning e-science fedora commons framework further education higher education ict infrastructure interoperability licence metadata national library open access open source open standard photoshop podcast portal preservation repositories research rss saml search technology software standards web 2.0 web development web resources web services wiki Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1420 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Intute Integration http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/joyce-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/joyce-et-al#author1">Angela Joyce</a>, <a href="/issue55/joyce-et-al#author2">Jackie Wickham</a>, <a href="/issue55/joyce-et-al#author3">Phil Cross</a> and <a href="/issue55/joyce-et-al#author4">Chris Stephens</a> describe Intute's ongoing Integration Project, which is promoting and developing integration of Intute content in the UK academic library community.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The evolution of the Web has changed the way that people access information. Web 2.0 technologies have allowed information providers to integrate their services in people's existing online spaces, and users expect to be able to synthesise, edit and customise content for their own specific purposes. Intute, the JISC-funded service that aims to offer the best of the Web for Higher and Further Education, has responded to these changes by developing a variety of integration services which offer flexible ways of delivering its content to users.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/joyce-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 feature article angela joyce chris stephens jackie wickham phil cross amazon cilip google intute jisc microsoft nhs oai ukoln university of bristol university of leeds university of nottingham university of oxford university of the west of england accessibility api blog browser cataloguing cloud computing content management css data database dublin core e-learning facebook firefox further education html internet explorer javascript linux marc metadata mysql oai-pmh open standard perl personalisation php plain text research resource discovery rss search technology software sru standards tag cloud url utf-8 web 2.0 web resources xml z39.50 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1389 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 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 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 Mozilla Firefox for Rapid Web Development and Testing http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/lauke <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/lauke#author1">Patrick Lauke</a> takes a quick look at Firefox, the new browser released by the Mozilla Foundation, and points out useful features and extensions for Web developers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/">Mozilla Firefox</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] is a free, open-source Web browser based on the Mozilla codebase.</p> <p>Version 1.0 was recently released after two years of development, so now may be a good time to evaluate this browser's capabilities.</p> <p>"Out of the box" Mozilla Firefox offers a variety of features catering to both occasional Web surfers and power users. The more advanced functionality can be particularly noted as a real time saver during the Web development process.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/lauke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 tooled up patrick lauke alt university of salford w3c browser character encoding css dom firefox framework html internet explorer intranet javascript php repositories url web browser web development web standards xml xul Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1120 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: The Web on Your TV http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> takes a look at a digital TV box which provides Web and email access in your living room.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The potential for use of television for accessing Web resources has been suggested for a number of years without having any significant impact. However the growth in use of digital TV technologies may provide another opportunity for accessing Web and other networked resources from the comfort of your living room.</p> <p>This article introduces the Netgem i-Player digital TV player and describes the implications for Web developers if such devices grow in popularity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 tooled up brian kelly ukoln university of bath w3c accessibility blog browser css flash further education html javascript linux mp3 operating system standards streaming url usb web browser web resources web standards wiki windows xhtml Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1064 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Through the Web Authoring Tools http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/browning <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/browning#author1">Paul Browning</a> offers a technical review of new approaches to Web publishing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Web is over ten years old but it has yet to realise the vision of its founder - '.... it should be possible for grandma to take a photo of grandchildren and put it on the web immediately and without fuss ....'[<a href="#1">1</a>]. The Web, for most of its users, remains a read-only medium.</p> <p>The 'Universal Canvas' is a term introduced by Microsoft; two definitions are [<a href="#2">2</a>]:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/browning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 tooled up paul browning jisc microsoft ucisa university of bristol apache api browser chrome content management css dhtml dom flash framework ftp higher education html instant messaging internet explorer java javascript licence linux mac os metadata open source operating system passwords perl php plain text plone schema software standards stylesheet telnet url web development widget windows xhtml xml xml schema xslt xul Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1037 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk WebWatch: How Accessible Are Australian University Web Sites? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/alexander <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/alexander#author1">Dey Alexander</a> reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites. A selection of key pages from all 45 Australian tertiary education Web sites were analysed to assess their compliance with basic accessibility standards, as required by Australian anti-discrimination legislation. The results--98% of sites failed to comply--suggest that Australian university Web sites are likely to present significant barriers to access for people with disabilities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/alexander" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 regular column dey alexander alt australian national university griffith university microsoft monash university newcastle university queensland university of technology university of queensland university of southern queensland university of sydney w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility adobe browser css data data set doc document format flash gif graphics html identifier intellectual property internet explorer java javascript ocr operating system plain text research rtf software standards stylesheet url usability video wcag windows Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1012 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Improving the Quality of Your HTML http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> outlines a strategy for fixing the most important HTML resources on a Web site.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="The_Importance_of_HTML_Compliance">The Importance of HTML Compliance</h2> <p>A recent Web Focus article [<a href="#1">1</a>] argued that there was a need to ensure HTML resources complied strictly with HTML standards in order to ensure that they would be functional, widely accessible and interoperable. The importance of HTML compliance is growing as the HTML format develops from being primarily an output format used for display by Web browsers to its use as XHTML in which the resource can be transformed for a variety of purposes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 tooled up brian kelly jisc ukoln university of bath w3c blog content management css digital library html interoperability standards web browser web standards xhtml Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1014 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: WWW 2003 Trip Report http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> writes on the recent WWW 2003 conference and outlines some of the latest Web developments.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>WWW 2003 was the 12th in the series of international World Wide Web conferences organised by the IW3C2 (the International World Wide Web Conference Committee). The international WWW conferences provide an opportunity for the Web research community to describe their research activities. Other tracks at the conference cover areas such as cultural resources, e-learning, accessibility, etc. In addition W3C (the World Wide Web Consortium) gives a series of presentations which describe many of the new Web standards being developed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 regular column brian kelly cerlim manchester metropolitan university ukoln university of bath university of southampton w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility avi browser copyright css data dom dtd e-learning foaf higher education html mathml metadata rae rdf research semantic web smil standards stylesheet svg url video visualisation vocabularies wcag web app web browser web development web services web standards xhtml xml Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 975 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Sharing History of Science and Medicine Gateway Metadata Using OAI-PMH http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/little <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/little#author1">David Little</a> outlines the resource sharing arrangements between the MedHist gateway and the Humbul hub, using the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, and some of the issues it has raised.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The MedHist gateway [<a href="#1">1</a>] was launched in August 2002, providing access to a searchable and browsable catalogue of high quality, evaluated history of medicine Internet resources. MedHist has been funded and developed by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine [<a href="#2">2</a>], but is hosted by the BIOME health and life sciences hub [<a href="#3">3</a>], and as such is part of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/little" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 feature article david little library of congress oai ukoln wellcome library wellcome trust sosig aggregation archives cataloguing collection development css data database dublin core interoperability javascript medical subject headings metadata national library oai-pmh opac open archives initiative rdf repositories resource description resource discovery resource sharing rss search technology standards thesaurus url z39.50 Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 923 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries: Creating Websites for E-citizens -The Public Library Web Managers Workshop 2002 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> reports on the Public Library Web Managers workshop, November 2002, held in Bath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Background_to_the_workshop">Background to the workshop</h3> <p>The third Public Library Web Managers workshop to be organised by UKOLN was held at the University of Bath on the 5th and 6th of November 2002. This year’s event aimed to provide public library web managers with a brief respite from the trials and tribulations of the workplace, and the chance to share networking experiences with colleagues up and down the country. It also aimed to bring together some key speakers on this year’s hot topic –e-government (electronic government).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 event report penny garrod bbc cilip d-lib magazine google jisc nhs ukoln university of bath university of bristol accessibility bibliographic data cataloguing content management controlled vocabularies css data dublin core e-government ebook framework further education gif graphics higher education html ict information architecture interoperability intranet metadata multimedia open source research resource discovery rss search technology smil software standards svg url usability vector graphics video vocabularies web development xml Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 928 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Interfaces to Web Testing Tools http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> looks at interfaces to Web testing tools, and in particular at Bookmarklets - simple extensions to browsers which enhance functionality.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the last issue of <em>Ariadne</em> the Web Focus column encouraged Web developers to "get serious about HTML standards" <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a>. The article advocated use of XHTML and highlighted the importance of documents complying with standards.</p> <p>Many authors of Web resources would agree with this in principle, but find it difficult to implement in practice: use of validation tools seem to require launching a new application or going to a new location in a Web browser and copying and pasting a URL. This can be time-consuming and so is often not carried out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 tooled up brian kelly alt google microsoft ukoln university of bath w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility apache browser css dom dublin core ejournal google search html internet explorer javascript metadata open source opera search technology standards url web browser web resources xhtml Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 931 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Windows Explorer: The Index Server Companion http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/nt-explorer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/nt-explorer#author1">Brett Burridge</a> describes the Index Server Companion, an application he has created that allows Microsoft Index Server to index content from remote websites and ODBC databases.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft's Index Server is a service supplied with the Windows NT 4.0 Server and Windows 2000 Server products. The service indexes HTML and other content residing on the file system. These indexed files may be queried using a number of techniques, but of particular relevance to web developers is the ability to build completely customised search facilities based on Active Server Pages (ASP) by making use of Index Server's Component Object Model (COM) objects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/nt-explorer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 tooled up brett burridge microsoft oracle university of essex adobe apache browser cataloguing css data database doc e-business file sharing html ldap linux microsoft office mobile mysql open source operating system perl php plain text rtf samba search technology software sql sql server standards url web app web browser windows Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 917 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Report On The Sixth Institutional Web Management Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue32/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> with a report on the Sixth Institutional International Web Management Workshop held this year at the University of Strathclyde.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Institutional Web Management Workshop series is the main event organised by UK Web Focus. The workshop series began with a two-day event at King's College London in June 1997. The event has been repeated every year since then and, after the first event, was extended to a three-day format.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 tooled up brian kelly colchester institute de montfort university jisc kings college london queens university belfast robert gordon university ukoln university of aberdeen university of bath university of bristol university of glasgow university of strathclyde university of york accessibility authentication authentication service blog content management css framework further education higher education html infrastructure interoperability mis ms word open source portal research rss software usability video vle web development web services web standards xhtml Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 897 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The JISC Information Environment and Web Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/information-environments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/information-environments#author1">Andy Powell</a> and <a href="/issue31/information-environments#author2">Liz Lyon</a> look at possible relationships between the Web Services idea and earlier ideas about seamless access to information.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="The_JISC_Information_Environment">The JISC Information Environment</h3> <p>The Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) [<a href="#1">1</a>] is a JISC-funded, managed, heterogeneous collection of information resources and services (bibliographic, full-text, image, video, geo-spatial, datasets, etc.) of particular value to the further and higher education communities. The JISC Information Environment (JISC IE) [<a href="#2">2</a>] is the set of networked services that allows people to discover, access, use and publish resources within the DNER.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/information-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 feature article andy powell liz lyon ibm jisc oai oracle ukoln university of bath university of oxford w3c dner jisc information environment subject portals project xgrain aggregation apache archives authentication bath profile bibliographic data browser collection description content provider css data data set database dublin core framework geospatial data gis higher education html internet explorer interoperability licence metadata namespace oai-pmh open archives initiative openurl operating system personalisation portal rdf repositories rss schema search technology service registry sfx soap software srw uddi uri url video web browser web resources web services wsdl xml xml namespaces z39.50 Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 869 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Guidelines for URI Naming Policies http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> with some guidelines For URI naming policies in his regular column.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Cool_URIs">"Cool URIs"</h2> <p>What are "cool URIs"? This term comes from advice provided by W3C (the World Wide Web Consortium). The paper "Cool URIs don't change" <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> begins by saying:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 tooled up brian kelly alt google microsoft ukoln university of bath university of oxford w3c apache browser content negotiation cool uri css database e-government file format framework ftp gif graphics higher education html hypertext identifier infrastructure internet explorer interoperability java javascript licence mathml multimedia perl php png rss scripting language search technology semantic web smil software standards svg uri url usability vector graphics web browser web services xhtml xml Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 878 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Content Management Systems: Who Needs Them? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/techwatch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue30/techwatch#author1">Paul Browning</a> and <a href="/issue30/techwatch#author2">Mike Lowndes</a> explore the CMS concept and look at the available tools.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Content management? That’s what librarians do, right? But we’ve already got a <i>library management system</i> (LMS) – why should we consider a <i>content management system</i> (CMS)?</p> <p>The second initial is perhaps misleading – “manipulation” rather than “management” might better summarise the goals of a CMS. Content creation and content re-purposing are fundamental aspects which tend to lie outside the current LMS domain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/techwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue30 feature article mike lowndes paul browning jisc microsoft university of bath university of bristol accessibility adobe archives authentication browser cache content management crm css data database document management dublin core e-business e-government framework ftp html interoperability intranet java javascript knowledge management ldap library management systems managed learning environment metadata mis opac open archives initiative open source perl personalisation php plain text portal provenance python rdf repositories research rss search technology soap software sql standards syndication web development wireless xhtml xml xsl xslt Fri, 25 Jan 2002 00:00:00 +0000 editor 849 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Multi-media and Image Handling: The future is Textless http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/dti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue30/dti#author1">Marieke Napier</a> on a DTI multimedia day in London in November 2001.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Software Technology Outreach Programme (1) was initiated in Autumn 2000 by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to bridge the gap between academia and industry. As Tony Stock explains “<i>More than 1,000 advanced projects are carried out in UK universities every year, each producing on average five potential business applications - but companies are missing out because they and the universities are out of touch with each other</i>”.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/dti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue30 event report marieke guy bbc middlesex university mpeg university of southampton university of wales algorithm archives css data data mining data visualisation graphics metadata mobile multimedia personalisation research software standardisation thesaurus url visualisation web development Fri, 25 Jan 2002 00:00:00 +0000 editor 860 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG): Vector Graphics for the Web http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/graphics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/graphics#author1">David Duce</a> discusses the World Wide Web Consortium's Scalable Vector Graphics markup language for 2 dimensional graphics.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>To view the Scalable Vector Graphics in this article you will need a viewer. The Adobe® SVG Viewer is a plug-in that will allow your Web browser to render SVG and is available free from the <a href="http://www.adobe.com/svg/viewer/install/">Adobe Web site</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/graphics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article david duce alt ibm iso microsoft oreilly oxford brookes university oxford university press university of oxford w3c adobe browser css data dublin core gif graphics html internet explorer jpeg marc metadata namespace png schema standardisation standards svg url vector graphics video vml web browser xlink xml xml namespaces xslt Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 791 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Hot News From WWW10 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reports on the Tenth International World Wide Web Conference, held in Hong Kong on 1-5 May 2001.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Previous Web Focus articles have provided trip reports on the International World Wide Web conferences <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> <a href="#ref-02">[2]</a> <a href="#ref-03">[3]</a> and <a href="#ref-04">[4]</a>. These reports have commented on the birth of new developments such as XML, RDF and WAP and the mobile Web. So what was hot from WWW10?</p> <p>Well the weather certainly was hot - and very humid. The 1,200+ delegates were very appreciative of the air-conditioning in the Hong Kong Conference Centre, located on Hong Kong island, next to the harbour (see Figure 1).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 tooled up brian kelly ibm microsoft ukoln university of bath w3c adobe apache archives content management css e-learning framework hypertext interoperability microsoft office mobile multimedia namespace open source open standard operating system png rdf research semantic web smil software streaming svg url video web app web services web standards wireless application profile xhtml xlink xml xml namespaces xpointer xsl Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 810 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: Size of Institutional Top Level Pages http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Web Watch: <a href="/issue28/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> looks at the size of institutional top level pages.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is your University home page big, bold and brassy? Is it colourful and interactive, making use of new technologies in order to stand out from the crowd? Or is it mean and lean, with a simple design providing rapid download times and universal access?</p> <p>This survey of the size of the entry points for UK University and College entry points seeks an answer to these questions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 tooled up brian kelly canterbury christ church university central school of speech and drama de montfort university edinburgh college of art edinburgh napier university glasgow caledonian university glasgow school of art harper adams university college heriot-watt university imperial college london jisc kings college london kingston university leeds metropolitan university liverpool john moores university london business school london school of economics nottingham trent university open university robert gordon university rose bruford college royal academy of music royal college of art royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal holloway royal northern college of music royal veterinary college school of oriental and african studies sheffield hallam university south bank university surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of bath university of cambridge university of glamorgan university of hull university of oxford university of surrey university of wales university of west london archives copyright css data dhtml flash gif higher education html internet explorer javascript multimedia stylesheet swf url web services windows Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 811 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: The Web On Your Phone and TV http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue26/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> looks at the Web Beyond the PC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>What's the future for Web browsing? Is it the PC running some flavour of MS Windows?. Will the Linux platform take off on the desktop? Or will the Macintosh come back into fashion?</p> <p>Many statistics on browser usage would suggest that the MS Windows platform has won the battle. The proportion of platforms illustrated in Figure 1 (which shows accesses to the <em>Cultivate Interactive</em> by graphical browsers) is probably not too untypical (information available at <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue26 tooled up brian kelly google jisc ukoln university of bath university of southampton university of st andrews university of sunderland browser content management css database ebook ecms flash google search higher education html internet explorer ldap linux mailbase mobile mobile phone mp3 open source search technology sms software url web browser web development web resources web services windows wireless wireless application profile xhtml xml xslt Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 760 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: The Use of Third-Party Web Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue23/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> discusses the use of third-party web services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Background">Background</h2> <p>University web managers are busy people. University departments seem to have never-ending requirements for new services on the institutional web site. But, as we all know, it can be difficult to get the funding to buy expensive software products or extra staff to install and support free software.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue23 tooled up brian kelly jisc microsoft ukerna ukoln university college london university of bath university of derby university of sheffield w3c dner browser css data data mining data set ejournal free software higher education html hypertext mailbase operating system research search technology software url web services Thu, 23 Mar 2000 00:00:00 +0000 editor 692 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG: Asking Questions - The CASS Social Survey Question Bank http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/planet-sosig#author1">Adam Guy</a> writes about the Question Bank service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The purpose of this article is to introduce The Question Bank contents and situate the resource in the context of its Information Space, that is its relationship to other projects that aim to make social surveys more accessible.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 regular column adam guy jisc microsoft mimas nhs ukoln university college london university of bath university of essex university of manchester university of southampton university of surrey w3c sosig adobe algorithm archives bibliographic data browser copyright css data data management data set database dhtml dissemination document format dom dublin core dublin core metadata initiative file format framework graphics html hypertext infrastructure internet explorer intranet javascript mac os metadata microdata ms word nesstar ocr operating system optical character recognition rae rdf repositories research resource description schema search technology software standards thesaurus url vocabularies web browser web resources windows xml Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 664 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk DISinHE: Web Content Accessibility http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/disinhe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/disinhe#author1">Paul Booth</a> discusses Web content accessibility.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The web is one of the most rapidly developing media for communication and information storage and retrieval available today. Many people with extra-ordinary needs (such as users of palm-tops, legacy systems, and car-based systems, as well as disabled people using special technology) are restricted from access to the information available on the web, due to poor design caused by both a lack of information and sources of good advice for developers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/disinhe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 regular column paul booth alt jisc massachusetts institute of technology ukoln university of bath w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility copyright css higher education html hypertext multimedia url video Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 635 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Report on "Institutional Web Management Next Steps" Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reports on the latest "Institutional Web Management Workshop," this year called: "The Next Steps."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The "<em>Institutional Web Management: The Next Steps</em>" workshop took place at Goldsmiths College, London on 7-9 September 1999. This was the third annual event for institutional web managers which has been organised by UK Web Focus. The first workshop was held over 2 day (16/17 July 1997) at Kings College London. As described in the workshop report published in Ariadne <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> the event attracted a total of 95 participants. The workshop provided a valuable opportunity for web editors to meet their peers at other institutions and compare experiences.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 tooled up brian kelly amazon ciac goldsmiths college jisc kings college london microsoft newcastle university open university rnib ukerna ukoln university of bath university of cambridge university of essex university of glasgow university of kent university of oxford university of ulster w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility apache archives authentication browser content management copyright css data database digital media e-business flash higher education html hypertext internet explorer intranet java ldap mailbase metadata mobile ms word multimedia open source opera operating system portal rdf repositories research search technology smil software solaris url video web browser web development web services windows xml xslt Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 645 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk