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This page provides an overview of 15 articles related to 'data', 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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The term data refers to qualitative or quantitative attributes of a variable or set of variables. Data (plural of "datum") are typically the results of measurements and can be the basis of graphs, images, or observations of a set of variables. Data are often viewed as the lowest level of abstraction from which information and then knowledge are derived. Raw data, i.e. unprocessed data, refers to a collection of numbers, characters, images or other outputs from devices that collect information to convert physical quantities into symbols. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Data)

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Metadata related to 'data' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'data': 992 (56.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'data' across all Ariadne articles: 9403
  • Average number of references to 'data' per Ariadne article: 9.48
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'data': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'data': 384 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'data':

  1. alex ball (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. sarah callaghan (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. marieke guy (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. neil beagrie (see articles on this topic by this author)

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The British Libraries Private Finance Initiative

The British Library's Digital Library Programme gives Ariadne an exclusive on its Private Finance Initiative.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Public Libraries, Public Support? the Mission Behind Buildings, Books and Bytes

Laura Weiss outlines a major American survey that looked at the disparity between key librarians views of the future, and what the public who used those libraries really wanted.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

Public Libraries Corner: Life After the Millenium Bid

After the recent disappointing turn-down of the millenium bid to connect public libraries to the Internet, Sarah Ormes wonders where we go from here.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

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

OMNI Seminar

Debra Hiom reports from the second annual OMNI seminar.

January 1997, issue7, event report

Networking Moving Images

Anne Mumford summarises the meeting organised by the British Universities Film and Video Council at the National Film Theatre on 18 December 1996, which looked into the problems and issues surrounding using academic networks for multimedia applications.

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

MCF: Will Dublin Form the Apple Core

Jon Knight looks at how Dublin Core and Apple's new MCF metadata file format might make useful and interesting bed fellows.

January 1997, issue7, tooled up

Interface: Les Carr Interview

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

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Handling MARC With PERL

Jon Knight investigates the inner workings of the MARC record's binary distribution format and presents the first cut at a Perl module to read and write MARC records.

January 1997, issue7, tooled up

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

Copyright Issues in Projects Funded by the Electronic Libraries Programme

After several months experience of dealing with copyright and the eLib programme, Charles Oppenheim returns to the major issues that have a risen.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Controlling Access in the Electronic Library

Andy Powell and Mark Gillet discuss methods of electronic authentication.

January 1997, issue7, tooled up

Burnside Writes

John Burnside on pornography and the Internet.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Biz/ed

Catherine Sladen describes an information gateway for Business Studies and Economics.

January 1997, issue7, project update

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