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This page provides an overview of 9 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 Archival records are normally unpublished and almost always unique, unlike books or magazines for which many identical copies exist.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': 734 (42.2% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'archives' across all Ariadne articles: 4349
  • Average number of references to 'archives' per Ariadne article: 5.93
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'archives': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'archives': 100.5 (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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Burnside Writes

John Burnside on pornography and the Internet.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Data Archive at the University of Essex

Denise Lievesley and Bridget Winstanley describe this national resource centre for computer-readable data in the social sciences and humanities.

January 1997, issue7, project update

Down Your Way: Durham

Paul Miller travels to Durham and reports on a mammoth archival digitisation project.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Interface: Les Carr Interview

Steve Hitchcock and Les Carr of the Open Journal Project link up with Ian Budden.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

IPL: The Internet Public Library

Schelle Simcox describes a Web-based public library, designed in many ways to mimic, and improve on, features of and within a real, large-scale library.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

MIDAS: Manchester Information, Datasets and Associated Services

Anne McCombe describes a service that provides a wide range of datasets to the wider communities.

January 1997, issue7, project update

Print Journals: Fit for the Future?

Do authors choose to appear in print journals for the wrong reasons? Do print journals continue for the wrong reasons? In short, are print research journals a corrupt form of scholarly communication? We asked Fytton Rowland to provide a defence of the traditional scholarly journal. In our next journal we shall provide a perspective from the other side of the debate.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

SCRAN: A Taste of Scotland and Food for Thought

Bruce Royan outlines an epic millennium project to digitise much of the culture and heritage of Scotland.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

Web Access for the Disabled

Cathy Murtha outlines the problems that audio-visually impaired people encounter when trying to use network-based resources.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

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