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This page provides an overview of 734 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 Archival records are normally unpublished and almost always unique, unlike books or magazines for which many identical copies exist.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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Interoperability: What Is It and Why Should I Want It?

Paul Miller explains what interoperability is and why you should want it.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

In Vision: The Internet As a Resource for Visually Impaired People

Ann Chapman on the Internet as a resource for visually impaired people: a survey of accessible sites, resources, current research and software.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

Agora: From Information Maze to Market

Bridget Robinson, David Palmer and Rosemary Russell outline the Agora cross-searching software project, and its technical background.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

JSTOR Usage

Alison Murphy reports on the JSTOR electronic journals project continuing success.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

Planet SOSIG

Heather Dawson with news of the recently merged Social Science Librarians Group.

June 2000, issue24, regular column

LONGITUDE: The Users in the Digital Landscape

Linda Berube on the Longitude project, designed to test a toolkit of qualitative survey methodologies to assess user needs in the digital library.

June 2000, issue24, regular column

Bringing Coherence to Networked Information for the New Century

Gillian Austen reports on the JISC-CNI conference at Stratford, UK, 14-16 June 2000.

June 2000, issue24, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

June 2000, issue24, news and events

Cartoon

New cartoon work by Malcolm Campbell.

June 2000, issue24, odds and ends

Editorial Introduction to Issue 23: Ariadne's Thread

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 23.

March 2000, issue23, editorial

So You Want to Build a Union Catalogue?

Matthew Dovey looks at various models of virtual union catalogues in addition to those adopted by the clump projects, and other models of physical catalogues.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

I Say What I Mean, but Do I Mean What I Say?

Paul Miller reports on the latest MODELS workshop, and looks at the need for controlled terminologies and thesauri.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

Broadband TV

Philip Hunter links to broadband streaming video resources now emerging on the Internet.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

EPRESS

Stuart Peters on EPRESS text management software tools, currently in development.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

EEVL News Nuggets

Brian Kelly reports on the use of third-party web services.

March 2000, issue23, tooled up

Railway Industry Resources on the Internet

Review: The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization

March 2000, issue23, tooled up

Web Watch: A Survey of Links to UK University Web Sites

Brian Kelly reports on the number of links to University web sites.

March 2000, issue23, tooled up

Catalogues for the 21st Century

Ariadne reports on a one-day Workshop presented by the eLib Clump Projects at Goldsmiths College in London on the 3rd of March

March 2000, issue23, event report

RDN: Resource Discovery Network

Alistair Dunning reviews the launch of the RDN (Resource Discovery Network)

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Electronic Publication of Ancient Near Eastern Texts

Charles E. Jones and David Schloen report on a Chicago conference which explored XML tagging for Ancient Near Eastern Texts on the Web.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Digitizing Intellectual Property: The Oxford Scoping Study

Stuart Lee discusses the Mellon Digitization Scoping Study for Oxford University.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Delivering the Electronic Library: The ARIADNE Reader

John MacColl on the new ARIADNE Reader.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Scientific, Industrial, and Cultural Heritage: A Shared Approach

Lorcan Dempsey presents a research framework for libraries, archives and museums prepared for the European Commission.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Tiny TV: Streaming Video on the Web

Philip Hunter squints at the world through RealPlayer and MediaPlayer windows.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Aerade

John Harrington, Karyn Meaden and Emma Turner introduce Aerade, an EEVL-related service.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Planet SOSIG: Asking Questions - The CASS Social Survey Question Bank

Adam Guy writes about the Question Bank service.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

Metadata for Digital Preservation: An Update

Michael Day discusses 'Metadata for Digital Preservation'.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

Web Focus: Using the Web to Promote Your Web Site

Brian Kelly expalins how to promote your web site.

December 1999, issue22, tooled up

Web Mirrors: Building the UK Mirror Service

Report on the UK Mirror Service by Mark Russell.

December 1999, issue22, tooled up

Editorial Introduction to Issue 21: Ariadne's Thread

Introduction to Ariadne issue 21 by Philip Hunter.

September 1999, issue21, editorial

An Overview of Subject Gateway Activities in Australia

Debbie Campbell looks at how the original criteria proposed for an IMesh map against these Australian initiatives.

September 1999, issue21, feature article

Digitizing Wilfrid

Philip Hunter talks to Stuart Lee about the prizewinning 'Wilfrid Owen Multimedia Digital Archive' and the JTAP 'Virtual Seminars on WW1'.

September 1999, issue21, feature article

The Scholarly Journal in Transition and the PubMed Central Proposal

Michael Day discusses the scholarly journal in transition and the PubMed Central proposal.

September 1999, issue21, feature article

The Web Editor: 'Abzu and Beyond'

Charles Jones muses on the history of the Internet presence of the University of Chicago Oriental Institute.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

Unix: What Is mod_perl?

Ian Peacock explains mod_perl technology for supercharging the Apache Server.

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

Web Focus: Report on "Institutional Web Management Next Steps" Workshop

Brian Kelly reports on the latest "Institutional Web Management Workshop," this year called: "The Next Steps."

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

WebWatch: UK University Search Engines

Brian Kelly explores the search facilities used by UK university Web sites.

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

Milestone for Mailbase: Ten Years Value-Added Service to UK Higher Education

Elaine Blair discusses Mailbase services ten years on.

June 1999, issue20, feature article

Metadata: Workshop in Luxembourg

Michael Day and Andy Stone report on the Third Metadata Workshop in Luxembourg.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Public Libraries: Virtual Library - False Dawn?

Frank Webster and Lorcan Dempsey exchange views on virtual libraries.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

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