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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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Planet-SOSIG

Emma Place assesses the recent SOSIG Social Science Online seminars, Jacky Clake reports on the ESRC Social Science Week and Debra Hiom updates us on the virtual seminar run by SOSIG as part of Social Science Week.

July 2005, issue44, regular column

Planet SOSIG: What's New in Politics?

Emma Place announces new training materials for the Web, Heather Dawson looks at at Web coverage of the recently run UK General Election and Chris Mitchell provides an update of activities from the Learning and Teaching Support Network Centre.

June 2001, issue28, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Welfare Reform Digest

Jennie Grimshaw gives a personal account of the creation of the Welfare reform digest.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

Planet SOSIG: The New SOSIG Interface

Tracey Hooper describes the new interface and features of SOSIG, the premier Web-based subject gateway for the Social Sciences.

July 1997, issue10, regular column

Planet SOSIG: SOSIG Expands into Europe

Louise Woodcock introduces the new European Studies section for SOSIG and Helen Wharam provides an update on the Resource Guide for the Social Sciences.

October 2001, issue29, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Regarding Collaboration, Conferences and Courses

Alejandro Fernandez introduces a new collaborative initiative between the RDN and LTSN, Emma Place reports from the BPS Annual Conference and Neil Jacobs presents a new course for social researchers in Government.

April 2003, issue35, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Regard

Sue Timmis introduces REGARD, a new research database now available on the World Wide Web.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Politically Correct - Editing the Politics Section of SOSIG

Heather Dawson from The British Library of Political and Economic Science talks about her role as a SOSIG Section Editor.

January 1998, issue13, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Keeping Social Scientists Connected

Debra Hiom and Emma Place discuss work to keep social scientists connected.

January 2001, issue26, regular column

Planet SOSIG: DESIRE Training for the Distributed Internet Cataloguing Model

Lesly Huxley looks at the work of the project DESIRE: Training for the Distributed Internet Cataloguing Model.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

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

Adam Guy writes about the Question Bank service.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

Planet SOSIG: ALISS and IRISS

Debra Hiom on recent developments and happenings with ALISS, IRISS, and SOSIG.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Planet SOSIG: A Spring-clean for SOSIG: A Systematic Approach to Collection Management

Lesly Huxley, Emma Place, David Boyd, and Phil Cross report on a spring-cleaning exercise for SOSIG using a systematic approach to collection management.

October 2002, issue33, regular column

Planet SOSIG: A New Internet Role for Europe's Librarians

Emma Worsfold describes the role and purpose of SOSIG, and launches a scheme where European Librarians can participate in adding relevant, quality content to this Social Science Gateway.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

Planet SOSIG

Phil Cross presents the first of an occasional series of articles looking at individual subsections within SOSIG. Phil has been the section editor for Environmental Sciences for the past year and gives a description of the types of resources users can expect to find in this rapidly expanding field.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Planet SOSIG

Karen Ford examines The Resource Guide, which aims to provide staff and students in HE with an overview of electronic services.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Planet SOSIG

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

June 2000, issue24, regular column

Planet SOSIG

Debra Hiom and Angela Joyce provide more updates on the Social Sciences Gateway, including a new range of European sites.

March 2001, issue27, regular column

Planet SOSIG

Emma Place and Dave Boyd describe a new feature on SOSIG called 'Experts Choice', and report on upcoming events.

April 2002, issue31, regular column

Planet SOSIG

Debra Hiom with a report which covers: the launch of Citizenship Past; a new VTS Tutorial for European Studies; and an update on the SOSIG Portals Project.

July 2002, issue32, 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

PICK: Library and Information Science Resources on the Internet

In 1995, the Thomas Parry Library, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, won funding for PICK, a project to build a gateway to quality resources in the LIS field. Here, Andrew Cox describes this gateway, and reviews the project's achievements at the end of the first year.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Personalization of Web Services: Opportunities and Challenges

Monica Bonett gives an overview of personalization on the World Wide Web and discusses ideas for development within resource discovery systems.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Persistent Identifiers: Considering the Options

Emma Tonkin looks at the current landscape of persistent identifiers, describes several current services, and examines the theoretical background behind their structure and use.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Peculiarities of Digitising Materials from the Collections of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia

Alan Hopkinson and Tigran Zargaryan give an overview of their experience of digitising paper-based materials in the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia including some of the obstacles encountered during image processing and optical character recognition.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

Oxford Reference Online

A user review of the Oxford University Press reference site by Pete Dowdell.

July 2002, issue32, review

Overlay Journals and Data Publishing in the Meteorological Sciences

Sarah Callaghan, Fiona Hewer, Sam Pepler, Paul Hardaker and Alan Gadian introduce the OJIMS Project and discuss the impact of overlay and data journals in the meteorological sciences.

July 2009, issue60, feature article

OpenURL Meeting

Linda Humphreys Frances Boyle and Andy Powell give us a description of the OpenURL Meeting held in London, September 2003.

October 2003, issue37, event report

OpenResolver: A Simple OpenURL Resolver

Andy Powell describes UKOLN's OpenResolver, a freely available demonstration OpenURL resolver.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Opening Up OpenURLs with Autodiscovery

Daniel Chudnov, Richard Cameron, Jeremy Frumkin, Ross Singer and Raymond Yee demonstrate a 'gather locally, share globally' approach to OpenURLs and metadata autodiscovery in scholarly and non-scholarly environments.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

Open Repositories 2010

Philip Hunter and Robin Taylor report on the Open Repositories Conference held in Madrid between 6 -9 July 2010 at the Palacio de Congresos.

July 2010, issue64, event report

Open Journals

Steve Hitchcock describes the Open Journals project. This involves the use of an innovative approach to handling the hyperlinks between Web-based resources, which could have significant implications for on-line journals and publishing.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Open Journal Trip Report

Open Journal trip report: Jon Knight visits the Open Journals eLib project to investigate what research they are undertaking into electronic journal architecture and navigation.

November 1996, issue6, event report

Online Information 2012

Marieke Guy reports on the largest gathering of information professionals in Europe.

November 2012, issue70, event report

OMNI: Organising Medical Networked Information

Frank Norman, project co-ordinator, describes OMNI, what it can do for you (and you for it). OMNI is an eLib project from the Access to Network Resources programme area. It consists of a well-maintained and expanding database of medical and health resources that can be accessed through JANET/Internet. This database can be searched, via a World Wide Web browser; in addition, catalogues of the resources are available for browsing.

January 1996, issue1, project update

OMNI-corner: Patient Information on the Web – Doctor on Your Desktop?

Sue Welsh, the OMNI maintainer, examines the perils of using the Internet as a substitute for your local family practitioner.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

OMNI-Corner: Meeting the Visible Human

Sue Welsh reports from the Visible Human Project Conference of October 1996, an event that brought together many of the people involved with one of the most high profile Internet-based medical resources.

November 1996, issue6, regular column

OMNI-Corner: LA 97: 'I Don't Think We're in Kansas Anymore, Toto!'

Sue Welsh, the globe-trotting OMNI project manager, presents a report of the 97th Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association of the U.S.A, held in Seattle from 24 – 28 May, 1997.

July 1997, issue10, regular column

OMNI Seminar

Debra Hiom reports from the second annual OMNI seminar.

January 1997, issue7, event report

OMNI Corner: Information or Hysteria, "Talking sensibly" in the Biomedical Field

John Kirriemuir outlines current areas of concern in: Information or Hysteria? "Talking sensibly" in the biomedical field.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

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