Ariadne 66 Now Available
Ariadne Issue 66 was published recently and contains its usual mix of feature articles, event reports and reviews. There are features on how server log analysis can be employed to assess a Web site's usability, usage, and users, using the online Van Gogh letter edition, the lifecycle of a demonstrator database and the development of a preservation policy for its content and software, a community of practice for postgraduate students in phytomedicine using RefShare in order to enhance collaborative research and on how experience using a portable Virtual 3D Object Rig in cultural institutions has led to significant improvements in apparatus design and workflow. Furthermore there are also articles on new tools and services that can help you to amplify your event, 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, the UK SoundMap, an innovative initiative from the British Library to map a 12-month soundscape of the UK as well as a look at how Zetoc has developed over the past 10 years and what the future holds for the service
In addition there are reports on the 6th International Digital Curation Conference, held in December 2010 in Chicago, an interesting overview of the CETIS Conference of November 2010 in Nottingham and a report on a three-day workshop about the future of scientific communication, held in San Diego, California in January 2011.
The reviews in Issue 66 focus on books covering the long-heralded change in the cataloguing rule set known as RDA (Resource Description and Access), Scott Berkun's challenging view of what innovation and creativity really mean, how RSS and blogging can be used by librarians and libraries and also a book on the open source community and open source software.