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This page provides an overview of 739 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 Archival records are normally unpublished and almost always unique, unlike books or magazines for which many identical copies exist.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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Towards the Digital Aquifer: Introducing the Common Information Environment

Paul Miller discusses current efforts by UK agencies to collaborate on a Common Information Environment that meets the diverse needs of current and future consumers of digital content and services.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

Can We Save Our Audio-visual Heritage?

Daniel Teruggi describes PrestoSpace, the new FP6 Integrated project for the preservation of our disappearing audio-visual heritage.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

IT for Me: Getting Personal in South Yorkshire Public Libraries

Liz Pearce and Neil Smith introduce the IT for Me Project which aims to provide personalised access to online resources in South Yorkshire's public libraries.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

Filling Institutional Repositories: Practical Strategies from the DAEDALUS Project

Morag Mackie describes some strategies that can be used to help populate an institutional repository.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

Planet-SOSIG: A Variety of Reports

This month Neil Jacobs reports on updates to the Regard service, Martin Poulter introduces a new Economics Assessment Bank and Emma Place highlights the programme of training and outreach conducted by SOSIG this spring.

April 2004, issue39, regular column

News from BIOME

Jenny Hall reports on recent news from BIOME, the Health and Life Sciences hub of the Resource Discovery Network.

April 2004, issue39, regular column

At the Event: The EPrints UK Workshop

Phil Cross, Debra Hiom and Emma Place report on this workshop which was held at the University of Bath in February 2004.

April 2004, issue39, event report

JISC Terminology Services Workshop

Sarah Shreeves reports on a one-day workshop on current developments and future directions for JISC terminology services held in London, February 2004.

April 2004, issue39, event report

The Biggest Digital Library Conference in the World

John Paschoud reports on the International Conference on Digital Libraries held in New Delhi, India, 24-27 February 2004.

April 2004, issue39, event report

ERPANET / CODATA Workshop, Lisbon

Michael Day gives us a detailed report on the ERPANET / CODATA Workshop held at the Biblioteca Nacional, Lisbon, 15-17 December 2003.

April 2004, issue39, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2004, issue39, news and events

Book Review: Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval

Charles Oppenheim sees improvements in this second edition but has reservations about one of the few UK-based texts on this subject.

April 2004, issue39, review

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

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 38.

January 2004, issue38, editorial

The AHDS Is Evolving: Changes at the Arts and Humanities Data Service

Alastair Dunning describes the changes afoot at the AHDS and how it intends to adapt to the changes in both technology and the needs of its stakeholders.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

The JISC 5/99 Programme: What's in a Number?

Rachel Bruce and Balviar Notay give an overview of the outputs and influences of the JISC 5/99 Learning and Teaching and Infrastructure Programme.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

Improving the Quality of Metadata in Eprint Archives

Marieke Guy, Andy Powell and Michael Day address the argument that the quality of service to end-users is markedly influenced by the quality of metadata being produced and provide suggestions.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

Building OAI-PMH Harvesters With Net::OAI::Harvester

Ed Summers describes Net::OAI::Harvester, the Perl package for easily interacting with OAI-PMH repositories as a metadata harvester. Ed provides examples of how to use Net::OAI::Harvester to write short programs which execute each of the 6 OAI-PMH verbs.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

The European Library: Integrated Access to the National Libraries of Europe

Britta Woldering describes the findings of the recently completed EU Project The European Library, focusing on technical solutions and metadata development.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

DSpace Vs. ETD-db: Choosing Software to Manage Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Richard Jones examines the similarities and differences between DSpace and ETD-db to determine their applicability in a modern E-theses service.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

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.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

Public Libraries: 2003, 2004: A Backward Glance and Thoughts on the Future

Penny Garrod looks at some of the broader issues affecting public libraries and information professionals.

January 2004, issue38, regular column

The OpenURL and OpenURL Framework: Demystifying Link Resolution

Ann Apps reports on a conference about current and future uses of the proposed OpenURL Framework Standard Z39.88-2004.

January 2004, issue38, tooled up

Reaching Out to Your Community: Policies and Practice for Public Library Service

Fiona Leslie gives an overview of this seminar which covered a variety of topics of interest to public library professionals.

January 2004, issue38, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2004, issue38, news and events

Book Review: Super Searchers Make It on Their Own

Lina Coelho looks at the work and lives of independent information professionals prepared to share their secrets for starting and running a research business.

January 2004, issue38, review

Editorial Introduction to Issue 37: Monocultures Threaten More Than Species

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue issue 37.

October 2003, issue37, editorial

Trends in Self-Posting of Research Material Online by Academic Staff

Theo Andrew sheds some light on current trends in posting research material online with a case study from The University of Edinburgh.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

Updated JISC Guides Are Now Available

Emma Beer describes the new JISC Resource Guides.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

Delivering OAI Records As RSS: An IMesh Toolkit Module for Facilitating Resource Sharing

Monica Duke provides an overview of a means of providing records in RSS through the use of an IMesh Toolkit module that supports resource sharing. The content of this article was presented at the 4th Open Archives Forum Workshop

October 2003, issue37, feature article

Ebooks in UK Libraries: Where Are We Now?

Penny Garrod brings us up to date on developments in ebooks.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

Towards a Typology for Portals

Paul Miller looks at some of the services we call portals, and argues for better words to describe them.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

DAEDALUS: Initial Experiences With EPrints and DSpace at the University of Glasgow

William Nixon provides an overview of the DAEDALUS initial experience with the GNU EPrints and DSpace software and the decision to employ both.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

Public Libraries

Penny Garrod gives her view of day two of the Public Library Authorities Conference 2003

October 2003, issue37, regular column

News from BIOME

Donald Mackay reports on BIOME participation in a major project to enhance interoperability between the BIOME core database and those projected by LTSN Subject Centres.

October 2003, issue37, regular column

Web Focus: Widening the Focus for the Future

Brian Kelly reviews the history of the Web Focus post and describes funding changes which gives Web Focus a much wider remit.

October 2003, issue37, tooled up

ECDL-2003 Conference Notes

Lesly Huxley shares her notes on the European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries.

October 2003, issue37, event report

ECDL-2003 Web Archiving

Michael Day reports on the 3rd ECDL Workshop on Web Archives held in Trondheim, August 2003.

October 2003, issue37, event report

OAI: The Fourth Open Archives Forum Workshop

Manjula Patel provides us with an overview of the 4th Open Archives Forum Workshop.

October 2003, issue37, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2003, issue37, news and events

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

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 36.

July 2003, issue36, editorial

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