Tuesday, 17 January 2006
Happy Ariadne Day!
The second digital information service anniversary of the week. After Sunday's 5th anniversary of Wikipedia, today sees the 10th anniversary of the slightly less well-known Ariadne.
This is a kind of electronic journal for the library and information sciences. I had the fun of being the creator of the web version at UKOLN, and the editor for the first 10 issues before I left to work at the hippy colony otherwise known as the ILRT.
The first three issues look particularly awful, but the change of style after that was a big improvement. Wish I'd retroconverted those early issues to the better style, but whatever. All a long time ago now, though it was possibly the most enjoyable thing I've done in salaried employment; everything webbie was new and exciting.
It was also a brilliant method of building up a contact base, and it's been interesting, this last evening, to see what happened to the authors of articles in the first few editions.
Posted by John Kirriemuir at 13:04