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This page provides an overview of 11 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 Archival records are normally unpublished and almost always unique, unlike books or magazines for which many identical copies exist.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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Access to Archives: England’s Contribution to the National Archive Network

Caroline Thibeaud discusses the Archive 2 Archive project.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Book Review: The Invisible Web

Marieke Napier reviews the book: The Invisible Web.

January 2002, issue30, review

Building ResourceFinder

Pete Cliff looks at how the RDN has utilised the OAI Metadata Harvesting Protocol.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Content Management Systems: Who Needs Them?

Paul Browning and Mike Lowndes explore the CMS concept and look at the available tools.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Digital Curation: Digital Archives, Libraries and e-Science Seminar

Neil Beagrie and Philip Pothen report on the Digital Preservation day in October 2001, held in London.

January 2002, issue30, event report

Digitization: Do We Have a Strategy?

David Pearson suggests that the library sector should find a mechanism to put digitisation high on the agenda.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Editorial Introduction to Issue 30: Centering the Periphery - A New Equity in Information Access?

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 30.

January 2002, issue30, editorial

EEVL: Brand new EEVL service

Roddy Macleod introduces a new service.

January 2002, issue30, regular column

Multi-media and Image Handling: The future is Textless

Marieke Napier on a DTI multimedia day in London in November 2001.

January 2002, issue30, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2002, issue30, news and events

Open Archiving Opportunities for Developing Countries: Towards Equitable Distribution of Global Knowledge

Leslie Chan and Barbara Kirsop explore some of the implications of using the OAI Protocol.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

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