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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 Archival records are normally unpublished and almost always unique, unlike books or magazines for which many identical copies exist.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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Mandated Online RAE CVs Linked to University Eprint Archives: Enhancing UK Research Impact and Assessment

Stevan Harnad, Les Carr, Tim Brody and Charles Oppenheim make a case for maximising the advantages and the UK's pre-eminence in the Research Assessment Exercise.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

Free Full-text E-journals and EEVL's Engineering E-journal Search Engine

Nicola Harrison and Roddy MacLeod describe what EEVL has to offer in the area of e-journals.

April 2003, issue35, regular column

WebWatch: Surfing Historical UK University Web Sites

Brian Kelly outlines strategies for choosing appropriate standards for building Web sites.

April 2003, issue35, tooled up

Collection Description Focus Showcase: Mapping the Information Landscape

Verity Brack reports on this one-day showcase of Collection Description projects and services held at the British Library, London, 25 March 2003.

April 2003, issue35, event report

DELOS CEE Event: Current Trends in Digitisation in Central and Eastern Europe

Philip Hunter reports on this meeting held in snowbound Torun, Poland, 3-4 February 2003.

April 2003, issue35, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2003, issue35, news and events

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

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 36.

July 2003, issue36, editorial

Domesday Redux: The Rescue of the BBC Domesday Project Videodiscs

Jeffrey Darlington, Andy Finney and Adrian Pearce describe the groundbreaking BBC Domesday Project of 1986, and explain how its unique multimedia collection has been preserved.

July 2003, issue36, feature article

Developing the JISC Information Environment Service Registry

Verity Brack and Amanda Closier provide us with an overview of the aims and latest work in the development of the JISC IE Service Registry.

July 2003, issue36, feature article

Mapping the JISC IE Service Landscape

Andy Powell provides a graphical representation of how some well-known services, projects and software applications fit within the JISC Information Environment technical architecture.

July 2003, issue36, feature article

eBank UK: Building the Links Between Research Data, Scholarly Communication and Learning

Liz Lyon describes some new digital library development activities and considers the implications of linking research and learning outputs in an environment of assured data provenance.

July 2003, issue36, feature article

The RoMEO Project: Protecting Metadata in an Open Access Environment

Elizabeth Gadd, Charles Oppenheim and Steve Probets describe how the RoMEO Project is seeking to safeguard freely available metadata disclosed and harvested under the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting.

July 2003, issue36, feature article

MIMAS Ten Years on

Julia Chruszcz looks at the ten years of MIMAS as a JISC-designated national data centre.

July 2003, issue36, feature article

Framework for the Future: Access to Digital Skills and Services (Including e-Government)

Penny Garrod examines further this government blueprint and argues that some have to walk before they can run.

July 2003, issue36, regular column

Planet SOSIG

Debra Hiom highlights some new events, publications and services in the social sciences and Andy Hargrave introduces recent developments for FE in the Bized Service.

July 2003, issue36, regular column

Search Engines: Weblog Search Engines

Phil Bradley looks at the developments occurring with weblogs and how you can go about searching on or for them.

July 2003, issue36, regular column

Metadata Wanted for the Evanescent Library

John MacColl reports on Schemas and Ontologies: Building a Semantic Infrastructure for the GRID and Digital Libraries: a one-day workshop at the e-Science Institute, May 2003.

July 2003, issue36, event report

The Intellectual Property Rights Workshop

William J. Nixon and Jessie Hey co-report on the JISC IPR workshop held in London, May 2003.

July 2003, issue36, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2003, issue36, news and events

Review: Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Philip Hunter reviews a CD-ROM edition of one of William Blake's most famous works.

July 2003, issue36, 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 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

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