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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 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 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 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 Have the CLUMPs Ever Done for Us?

Peter Stubley puts the CLUMPs in perspective.

feature article

issue23

March 2000

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 Is a URI?

Ian Peacock explains 'URI' in plain English.

regular column

issue18

December 1998

What Is an Intranet?

Glen Monks explains the buzz word: intranet.

regular column

issue13

January 1998

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 Apache?

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

tooled up

issue19

March 1999

What Is RDF?

Rachel Heery explains RDF (Resource Description Framework)

regular column

issue14

March 1998

What Is XML?

Brian Kelly elucidates another infuriating three letter acronym: XML.

tooled up

issue15

May 1998

What the Resource Discovery Network Is Doing for Further Education

Mark Williams highlights some of the services that the RDN provides for the benefit of FE users.

feature article

issue38

January 2004

What Users Want: An Academic 'Hybrid' Library Perspective

Reg Carr reflects on the development of a user-centred approach in academic libraries over recent decades and into the era of the hybrid library.

feature article

issue46

February 2006

What's Good and Bad about BUBL

Traugott Koch reviews the Bulletin Board for Libraries (BUBL).

feature article

issue1

January 1996

What's in Artifact for Further Education?

Jayne Everard writes about the areas covered by the new subject service Artifact and takes us through the facilities on offer to FE practitioners.

feature article

issue38

January 2004

What's in EEVL for Further Education

Roddy MacLeod gives
an overview of the services and plans EEVL has for students and practitioners
in the Further Education sector.

feature article

issue38

January 2004

What's in GEsource for Further Education?

John Blunden-Ellis provides a view of the material available to FE from GEsource, the RDN subject service for geography and environment.

feature article

issue38

January 2004

What's in Humbul for Further Education?

Randy Metcalfe provides an overview of the materials and services of use to humanities practitioners in the FE sector.

feature article

issue38

January 2004

What's in PSIgate for Further Education?

John Blunden-Ellis describes the materials and services available from the RDN subject service PSIgate in respect of students and practitioners in FE.

feature article

issue38

January 2004

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