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This page provides an overview of 51 articles related to 'archives', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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An archive is a collection of historical records, or the physical place they are located. Archives contain primary source documents that have accumulated over the course of an individual or organization's lifetime, and are kept to show the function of an organization. In general, archives consist of records that have been selected for permanent or long-term preservation on grounds of their enduring cultural, historical, or evidentiary value. Archival records are normally unpublished and almost always unique, unlike books or magazines for which many identical copies exist. This means that archives (the places) are quite distinct from libraries with regard to their functions and organization, although archival collections can often be found within library buildings. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Archive)

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Metadata related to 'archives' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'archives': 735 (42.1% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'archives' across all Ariadne articles: 4350
  • Average number of references to 'archives' per Ariadne article: 5.92
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'archives': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'archives': 1.6 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'archives':

  1. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. philip hunter (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. john maccoll (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. stevan harnad (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. stephen pinfield (see articles on this topic by this author)

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News and Events

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News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2005, issue42, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 41: Forces in Train

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne 41.

October 2004, issue41, editorial

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2004, issue41, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 40: Horses for Courses

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 40.

July 2004, issue40, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Ariadne Issue 39: Humanity V Technology, Which Is in the Driving Seat?

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 39.

April 2004, issue39, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 38: The Quality of Metadata Is Not Strained

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 38.

January 2004, issue38, editorial

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2004, issue38, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 37: Monocultures Threaten More Than Species

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue issue 37.

October 2003, issue37, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 36: This Time the Cavalry Showed Up

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 36.

July 2003, issue36, editorial

Functionality in Digital Annotation: Imitating and Supporting Real-world Annotation

Richard Waller looks at both pre-digital and digital concepts of annotation, with a view to how annotation tools might be used in the subject-gateway environment.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

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