Andrew Flinn describes some recent developments in democratising the archive and asks whether these developments really deserve to be viewed as a threat to professional and academic standards.
The editor invites you to give your views on Ariadne.
The editor introduces Issue 62.
Talat Chaudhri, Julian Cheal, Richard Jones, Mahendra Mahey and Emma Tonkin propose a user-driven methodology for the iterative development, testing and implementation of Dublin Core Application Profiles in diverse repository software environments.
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Lina Coelho is delighted by this pick-and-mix collection of reflections on the technological future of libraries.
Simon Speight reviews a collection of papers from the First International M-Libraries Conference, which examined potential library uses of mobile phones and other portable technology.
Kirsty McGill provides a live blogger perspective on the three-day Institutional Web Managers Workshop, held by UKOLN at the University of Essex, Colchester, from Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 July 2009.
Stephanie Taylor reports on the three-day residential school for repository managers run by the Repositories Support Project (RSP), held on 14-16 September 2009 in Northumberland.
Peter Cliff finds aspects of this work useful and interesting, but he also expresses some serious reservations.
Peri Stracchino and Yankui Feng describe a year’s progress in building the digital library infrastructure outlined by Julie Allinson and Elizabeth Harbord in their article last issue.
Katherine Allen reports on Internet Librarian International 2009 which took place at Novotel London West on 15 and 16 October 2009.
Arjan Hogenaar describes changes in the publication and communication process which will mean that the role of authors will become a more prominent one.
Paola Marchionni discusses the importance of user engagement in the creation of digitised scholarly resources with case studies from the JISC Digitisation Programme.
Michael Kennedy discusses the value of Archives 2.0 to the online version of Ireland’s ‘Documents on Irish Foreign Policy’ series.