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This page provides an overview of 790 articles related to 'database', 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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A database is a system intended to organize, store, and retrieve large amounts of data easily. It consists of an organized collection of data for one or more uses, typically in digital form. One way of classifying databases involves the type of their contents, for example: bibliographic, document-text, statistical. Digital databases are managed using database management systems, which store database contents, allowing data creation and maintenance, and search and other access. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Database)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'database': 790 (45.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'database' across all Ariadne articles: 3295
  • Average number of references to 'database' per Ariadne article: 4.17
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'database': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'database': 2.7 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'database':

  1. ann chapman (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. roddy macleod (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. jon knight (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. tracey stanley (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)

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ZOPE: Swiss Army Knife for the Web?

Paul Browning looks at this multiple authoring environment.

September 2000, issue25, feature article

Z39.50 for All

Paul Miller looks at the Z39.50 standard and attempts to extract some meaning from the mass of associated literature.

September 1999, issue21, feature article

York Information Connections: An Attempt to Catalogue the Internet

Christine Ellwood and Sarah Thompson outline the rationale behind the approach of the University of York Library to cataloguing Internet resources.

September 1997, issue11, review

Yahoo: UK and Ireland

Tracey Stanley takes a good look at a new version of an old index, Yahoo, which is aimed at the UK and Ireland.

November 1996, issue6, regular column

XML 2000: New Tools, New Vendors

Dianne Kennedy reports on the latest XML conference in Paris.

September 2000, issue25, event report

WWW2002 Here

Libby Miller sends notes from the WW2002 conference in Hawaii.

July 2002, issue32, event report

Workshop on E-Research, Digital Repositories and Portals

Rob Allan, Rob Crouchley and Caroline Ingram report on a two-day workshop held at University of Lancaster over 6-7 September 2006

October 2006, issue49, event report

WoPEc: Electronic Working Papers in Economics Services

Thomas Krichel describes WoPEc, a working papers project.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Wire: Interview with Jasper Tredgold

Jasper Tredgold is put under the virtual spotlight to answer a few questions via email.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Wire: Interview Via Email With Jon Knight and Martin Hamilton

In this interview we question Knight and Martin Hamilton and present their replies.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

Wire: Email Interview with Traugott Koch

Traugott Koch submits to an interview by email.

January 1996, issue1, regular column

Wire: Dave Beckett, Interviewed

Dave Beckett is subjected to an interview via email.

May 1996, issue3, regular column

Windows NT Explorer: Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)

Brett Burridge investigates the use of the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), the XML-based protocol that is taking a leading role in the emerging area of Web Services.

October 2001, issue29, regular column

Windows NT Explorer

Brett Burridge on Internet Information Server (IIS 4.0)

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

Windows NT Explorer

Brett Burridge discusses Active Server Pages (ASP) - one of the most useful facilities provided by Windows NT server.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Windows NT Explorer

Brett Burridge introduces his regular column on Windows NT with a description of Site Server's search facility.

March 1999, issue19, tooled up

Windows Explorer: The Index Server Companion

Brett Burridge describes the Index Server Companion, an application he has created that allows Microsoft Index Server to index content from remote websites and ODBC databases.

October 2002, issue33, tooled up

Wikipedia: Reflections on Use and Acceptance in Academic Environments

In the light of a workshop run by the Geological Society of London and Wikimedia UK, Brian Whalley reflects on the attitudes and practice of academia in respect of present-day Wikipedia content.

July 2012, issue69, feature article

Wiki Or Won't He? A Tale of Public Sector Wikis

Marieke Guy revisits a topic receiving considerable attention these days and reflects on wiki use by public organisations.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

What's in SOSIG for Further Education?

Emma Place gives an insight into the pitfalls that await new users of the Internet in their search for relevant and quality materials and explains how SOSIG has catered for the needs of both FE students and practitioners.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

What's in PSIgate for Further Education?

John Blunden-Ellis describes the materials and services available from the RDN subject service PSIgate in respect of students and practitioners in FE.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

What's in GEsource for Further Education?

John Blunden-Ellis provides a view of the material available to FE from GEsource, the RDN subject service for geography and environment.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

What's in EEVL for Further Education

Roddy MacLeod gives
an overview of the services and plans EEVL has for students and practitioners
in the Further Education sector.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

What's Good and Bad about BUBL

Traugott Koch reviews the Bulletin Board for Libraries (BUBL).

January 1996, issue1, feature article

What Is a URI?

Ian Peacock explains 'URI' in plain English.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

What Have the CLUMPs Ever Done for Us?

Peter Stubley puts the CLUMPs in perspective.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

What Happens If I Click on This?': Experiences of the Archives Hub

Jane Stevenson describes the results of usability testing for the Archives Hub Web site.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

What Features in a Portal?

Geoff Butters analyses the features found in various types of portal, and includes a comparison with the planned features for the JISC Subject Portals.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

What Are Your Terms?

Pete Johnston introduces the JISC Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry (IEMSR) Project and examines some of the challenges it is facing.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

What Are Document Management Systems?

Brian Kelly explains the concept of document management systems.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

WebWatch: UK University Search Engines

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

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

WebWatch: An Update on Search Engines Used in UK University Web Sites

Brian Kelly provides an update of his survey of search engines used in UK Universities.

July 2003, issue36, regular column

Web-archiving: Managing and Archiving Online Documents and Records

Neil Beagrie and Philip Pothen report on the Digital Preservation Coalition Forum held 25th March 2002.

July 2002, issue32, event report

Web Watch: Update of a Survey of the Numbers of UK University Web Servers

Brian Kelly updates a survey of the numbers of UK university Web servers.

April 2002, issue31, tooled up

Web Watch: Carrying Out Your Own Web Watch Survey

Brian Kelly describes how you can carry out your own WebWatch benchmarking survey across your own community.

October 2001, issue29, tooled up

Web Watch: A Survey Of Numbers of UK University Web Servers

How many web servers are there in the UK Higher Education community? Brian Kelly provides some answers.

June 2000, issue24, 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

Web Watch: A Survey of Institutional Web Gateways

Brian Kelly surveys institutional web gateways.

December 1999, issue22, tooled up

Web Research: Browsing Video Content

Peter Thomas, UWE, and Peter Macer of Hewlett Packard Research Laboratories describe automated techniques for browsing video content.

March 1999, issue19, feature article

Web Mirror: The National Mirror Service

Sally Hadland on the New National Mirror Service.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

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