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Article titlesort icon Summary Date published
What Is RDF?

Rachel Heery explains RDF (Resource Description Framework)

regular column

issue14

March 1998

What Is Apache?

Eddie Young gives the essentials of "Apache", the widely used Unix-based web server software.

tooled up

issue19

March 1999

What Is an Open Repository?

Julie Allinson, Jessie Hey, Chris Awre and Mahendra Mahey report on the Open Repositories 2007 conference, held in San Antonio, Texas between 23-26 January 2007.

event report

issue51

April 2007

What Is an Intranet?

Glen Monks explains the buzz word: intranet.

regular column

issue13

January 1998

What Is a URI?

Ian Peacock explains 'URI' in plain English.

regular column

issue18

December 1998

What Is a URI and Why Does It Matter?

Henry S. Thompson describes how recent developments in Web technology have affected the relationship between URI and resource representation and the related consequences.

feature article

issue65

October 2010

What Have the CLUMPs Ever Done for Us?

Peter Stubley puts the CLUMPs in perspective.

feature article

issue23

March 2000

What Happens When We Mash the Library?

Paul Miller looks at recent attempts to make library resources more appealing, including the Talis competition to build library 'mashups'.

feature article

issue50

January 2007

What Happens If I Click on This?': Experiences of the Archives Hub

Jane Stevenson describes the results of usability testing for the Archives Hub Web site.

feature article

issue57

October 2008

What Features in a Portal?

Geoff Butters analyses the features found in various types of portal, and includes a comparison with the planned features for the JISC Subject Portals.

feature article

issue35

April 2003

What Do National Libraries Do in the Age of the Internet?

Maurice Line, previously a Director General of the British library, ponders upon the questions faced by national libraries.

feature article

issue13

January 1998

What Do Application Profiles Reveal about the Learning Object Metadata Standard?

Jean Godby assesses the customised subsets of metadata elements that have been defined by 35 projects using the LOM standard to describe e-learning resources.

feature article

issue41

October 2004

What Are Your Terms?

Pete Johnston introduces the JISC Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry (IEMSR) Project and examines some of the challenges it is facing.

feature article

issue43

April 2005

What Are XLink and Xpointer?

Brian Kelly explains XLink and XPointer.

tooled up

issue16

July 1998

What Are Document Management Systems?

Brian Kelly explains the concept of document management systems.

regular column

issue17

September 1998

Welsh Libraries and Social Media: A Survey

Alyson Tyler outlines the results of a survey of Welsh libraries, their access to, and use of, social media, and offers a sample business case.

feature article

issue68

March 2012

WebWatch: UK University Search Engines

Brian Kelly explores the search facilities used by UK university Web sites.

tooled up

issue21

September 1999

WebWatch: Testing Web Page Design Concepts for Usability

Dey Alexander and Derek Brown demonstrate how the layout of a Web page has a direct influence upon users' capacity and willingness to engage with a Web site.

tooled up

issue40

July 2004

WebWatch: Surfing Historical UK University Web Sites

Brian Kelly outlines strategies for choosing appropriate standards for building Web sites.

tooled up

issue35

April 2003

WebWatch: How Accessible Are Australian University Web Sites?

Dey Alexander reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites.

regular column

issue38

January 2004

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