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Where it all began: UKOLN lights burnt long into the night on Level 4 of the Library as Ariadne appeared on the World Wide Web on 16 January 1996.

Internal News - 09 February 2006

Ariadne web magazine publishes its 10th anniversary issue

Ariadne, which has been published by UKOLN from the University of Bath since January 1996, has placed its decennial issue on the Web.

Its readership consists of all kinds of information professionals ranging from academic and public librarians to practitioners in digital library development, bibliographic management, records management, networking, e-learning, e-research and software development who work in museums, libraries, archives, physical and virtual and further afield.

Over its initial years the magazine highlighted the work and research of the eLib Programme which did much to develop the networking of information in HE and beyond. It has gone on to cover an increasingly wide range of endeavour in all forms of digital information management, both in the UK and abroad.

Dr Liz Lyon, Director of UKOLN, commented, "Ariadne has gone from strength to strength during the past ten years of publication. It has developed from a pilot project to an influential and much-cited electronic magazine carrying key articles from luminaries and young researchers alike. We are pleased to continue to publish Ariadne for the global information community."

The current editor, Richard Waller, said that given the very short life of the average website, Ariadne’s uninterrupted output over 10 years represented something of a rarity.

"The special decennial issue contains material from leading practitioners in the field and the authors reflect on the many developments that have burgeoned under the eLib Programme and more recent digital library initiatives, and give their views on what the future holds for us. I am confident there will be much in the decennial issue of particular interest to its readers."