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Martin White
Managing Director
Intranet Focus Ltd
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Martin White has been tracking developments in technology since the late 1970s, initially in electronic publishing in the days of videotext and laser discs. He has been a Visiting Professor at the iSchool, University of Sheffield, since 2002 and is Chair of the eScience Advisory Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


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Most frequently used terms in this author's articles (ordered by total usage / articles): "intranet", "search technology", "ebook", "higher education", "cloud computing", "research", "content management", "intranet focus ltd", "sharepoint", "accessibility". See interactive data charts for more details on all tags associated with this author.

Profile last updated: 
May 2013

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Number of Ariadne articles written (or co-written) by this author: 13.

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Book Review: Content and Workflow Management for Library Web Sites

Martin White welcomes the detail but is concerned at the impact that the publishing process has had on the currency and utility of the content.

issue44 July 2005

accessibility, blog, content management, ejournal, indiana university, intranet, intranet focus ltd, jisc, portal, search technology, software, web app, web resources, western michigan university, wiki, xml

Book Review: Getting Started with Cloud Computing

Martin White reviews a collection of essays on cloud computing that attempts to clarify the technology and its applications for librarians and information professionals.

issue69 July 2012

american library association, apple, cloud computing, content management, data, eduserv, google, information retrieval, infrastructure as a service, intranet, intranet focus ltd, ipad, jisc, microsoft office, mobile, oclc, privacy, search technology, sharepoint, software, university of cambridge, university of sheffield

Book Review: GLUT - Mastering Information through the Ages

Martin White enjoys a random walk through a historical survey of humanity's quest to classify and categorise information.

issue60 July 2009

google, intranet, intranet focus ltd, research, software

Book Review: Information Consulting - Guide to good practice

Martin White reviews a book written by three experienced consultants that seeks to support information professionals in setting themselves up as consultants.

issue71 July 2013

bibliographic data, british library, data, e-science, file sharing, framework, information retrieval, intranet, intranet focus ltd, research, search technology, university of sheffield

Book Review: Innovations in Information Retrieval

Martin White reviews a collection of essays on a wide range of current topics and challenges in information retrieval.

issue68 March 2012

aida, big data, data, document management, higher education, information retrieval, internet explorer, intranet, intranet focus ltd, research, search technology, tagging, university of sheffield, video

Book Review: Knowledge Management Lessons Learned

Martin White praises the work of the editors on the 32 essays covering how KM initiatives can deliver tangible outcomes and takes a practical and balanced view of their overall value.

issue41 October 2004

bibliographic data, content management, data, infrastructure, intranet, intranet focus ltd, knowledge management, taxonomy, xml

Book Review: Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management

Martin White reviews a book that sets out to provide very practical guidance on managing software projects.

issue55 April 2008

content management, intranet, intranet focus ltd, library management systems, prince2, software

Book Review: Understanding Information and Computation

Martin White reviews a very individual perspective on the extent to which the growth and structure of the World Wide Web is governed by the fundamental laws of physics and mathematics.

issue70 November 2012

bibliographic data, content management, data, ibm, information retrieval, intranet, intranet focus ltd, oxford university press, research, search technology, university of oxford, university of sheffield

Book Review: Web Accessibility

Martin White reviews a book that provides advice for managers on how to ensure that Web sites, intranets and library services are fully compliant with guidelines and legislation on accessibility.

issue56 July 2008

accessibility, bibliographic data, cerlim, content management, cookie, digital media, html, intranet, intranet focus ltd, jisc, jisc techdis, manchester metropolitan university, microsoft, microsoft office, research, rnib, search technology, sharepoint, software, standards, ukoln, university of bath, university of dundee, university of southampton, web accessibility initiative, web resources

Conference Review: M-Libraries 2, A Virtual Library in Everyone's Pocket

Martin White reviews the proceedings of a 2009 M-Libraries conference on mobile applications in libraries.

issue65 October 2010

apple, cilip, flash, html5, intranet, intranet focus ltd, iphone, mobile, research, smartphone, sms, stm, wireless

Intranet Management: Divine Comedy or Strategic Imperative?

Martin White suggests that a failure to recognise the value of intranets is a symptom of a failure to recognise information as a strategic asset.

issue62 January 2010

adobe, blog, content management, creative commons, data, database, dissemination, document management, drupal, eduserv, foi, google, harvard university, higher education, html, ibm, ict, information architecture, intellectual property, intranet, intranet focus ltd, jisc, knowledge management, licence, metadata, microsoft, mobile, open source, open university, passwords, portal, privacy, provenance, repositories, research, rss, schema, search technology, sharepoint, standards, taxonomy, university of sheffield, usability, web 2.0, web browser, wiki

Mining the Archive: eBooks

Martin White looks through the Ariadne archive to track the development of ebooks.

issue71 July 2013

amazon, apple, data, digital library, e-science, eboni, ebook, epub, google, intranet focus ltd, ipad, jisc, jisc information environment, mobile, oclc, search technology, standards, ukoln, university of aberdeen, university of sheffield, university of strathclyde, usability, wireless

Mining the Archive: The Development of Electronic Journals

Martin White looks through the Ariadne archive to trace the development of e-journals as a particular aspect of electronic service delivery and highlights material he considers as significant.

issue70 November 2012

accessibility, andrew w mellon foundation, archives, big data, blog, british library, content management, copyright, database, ebook, ejournal, hefce, higher education, imperial college london, institute of physics, intellectual property, intranet focus ltd, jisc, jisc information environment, jstor, licence, mimas, mobile, open access, portico, research, resource management, search technology, standards, stm, ukoln, university of glasgow, university of manchester, university of sheffield, university of southampton
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