ARIADNE: THE WEB VERSION, ISSUE 16, is now available at:
A web form has been inserted into this, the sixteenth issue of the
Web version of Ariadne. The purpose of this web form is to survey
the views of
users of Ariadne, new and old, web and print versions. The two
represent an experiment in parallel publication, complimentary in
function and distribution: what we are looking for is to discover
what it is about each which is unmissable, of value, and appropriate
for each format. We would appreciate it if
readers would take the time to give their responses to the questions
on the form: these will help us to refine the format of future
publications produced by the teams involved.
Articles in this issue include:
***"The Good, the Bad and the Useless": Judith Edwards explores the
issue of evaluating the quality of Internet resources.
***"Supporting Learners at a Distance", by Alan MacDougall, looks at
ways of widening access to information.
*** The Cover Article from the print version, "Hacking the Net"
(David Nicholas), looks at the Internet phenomenon from the point of
view of the Media, and provides an intriguing taxonomy of
attitudes to what the Internet is.
***Brian Kelly's article on two new W3C working drafts
for XML, XLink and XPointer, has forced a minor title change to the
article in our Get Tooled Up section, so that "What Is...?" has
become "What Are....?"
There are three articles in the eLib reports section.
***Carolyn Rowlinson writes about the HERON project (UK).
***There is a report on the ILL utility in Australia, continuing the
Ariadne tradition of reporting on
related projects in the southern hemisphere; Chris Rusbridge
gives his view of the National Library of Australia's project in
a postscript to this article.
***Penny Garrod reviews
"SKIP" the Skills for new Information
Professionals project (UK), which was recently completed.
***Among the regular columns for the Web Version, Sarah Ormes
provides the current "Down Your Way",
visiting a public library in Huyton, Liverpool, which has developed
its own sophisticated Learning Resource Centre, a facility which is
new in the
UK public library world.
***In the Metadata
section, the DELOS6 Workshop: "Preservation of
digital information", is reviewed by Michael Day and
Neil Beagrie, reporting from Tomar in Portugal.
***Lyndon Pugh, as our issue16 "Minotaur",
argues that there must be much more to widening access than changing
rules and regulations.
***Phil Cross has been the section editor
(Environmental Sciences) of SOSIG for the past year, and in
"Planet SOSIG" he gives a description of the
types of resources users can expect to find in this rapidly
***"Public Libraries" Corner features
Sally Criddle reporting on a conference which explored
the notion that public libraries are perfectly placed to be a major
player in social inclusion, the current political *big idea* in the
***"Search Engines" this month is by
Dave Beckett (Tracy Stanley is on
holiday). The Article looks at some of the most interesting
search engine features.
***"View from the Hill" features an
interview with Philippa Dolphin, Librarian at Birkbeck,
about their IT strategy.
features Brian Kelly writing about
"Intermediaries: Ways Of Exploiting New Technologies", arising out
of the prominence of the "evolvability" concept at the recent
Brisbane Web conference.
***"Information Landscapes", is
a review by Rosemary Russell, Sally Criddle and
Sarah Ormes, of the UKOLN conference held at the end of
June in the University of Bath.
Access: Archives in the New Millennium", is a report by Michael
Day exploring the Public Record Office view of the Brave New
World of online archives
***Plus the usual "Newsline",
the Cartoon, the "Caption Competition", and "Checkout",
featuring new reviews of web sites.
List compiled by Bernadette Daly and Philip Hunter, July 1998, UKOLN
Information Officer and Co-Editor of the Web version of
c/o Library, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY
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