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This page provides an overview of 788 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': 788 (45.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'database' across all Ariadne articles: 3288
  • Average number of references to 'database' per Ariadne article: 4.17
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'database': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'database': 130 (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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Serving Services in Web 2.0

Theo van Veen shows with the help of an example, how standardised descriptions of services can help users control the integration of services from different providers.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

SEREN: Sharing of Educational Resources in an Electronic Network

Ian Lovecy from Bangor University describes SEREN, a project from the Electronic Document Delivery section of the eLib programme. SEREN aims to provide the software to enable the Welsh HE community to maximise use of the library resource-base in Wales before turning to BLDSC and other suppliers.

March 1996, issue2, project update

Sense of the South West Conference: Collaboration for Sustainability

Katie Lusty reports on a one-day conference on the sustainability of digitisation projects, held in Bath on 8 October 2004.

October 2004, issue41, event report

Securing HTML FORMs

Jon Knight discusses some of the options available to the designers and implementors of HTML FORMs for providing authentication of users in a library environment.

September 1996, issue5, tooled up

Search Engines: Would All New Search Engines Take One Step Forward!

Phil Bradley gives us an overview of emerging, new and newly discovered search engines that we might want to keep an eye on as they develop.

October 2003, issue37, regular column

Search Engines: Where We Were, Are Now, and Will Ever Be

Phil Bradley takes a look at the development of search engines over the lifetime of Ariadne and points to what we might anticipate in the years to come.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Search Engines: Using the Right Search Engine at the Right Time

Phil Bradley takes a look at which search engines to use depending on what you need to find..

April 2005, issue43, regular column

Search Engines: The Year 2003 in Perspective

Phil Bradley takes us through the major trends and highlights in the world of search engines over the course of the past year.

January 2004, issue38, regular column

Search Engines: The Google Backlash

Phil Bradley reviews and analyses recent criticisms of the giant and takes an objective view from a broader perspective.

April 2004, issue39, regular column

Search Engines: Real-time Search

Phil Bradley looks at the concept of real-time search and points to some of the functionality that users can and should expect to find when exploring these engines.

October 2009, issue61, feature article

Search Engines: New and Developing Search Engines

Phil Bradley looks at some existing search engines and also some new ones to bring you up to date on what is happening in the world of Internet search engines.

October 2004, issue41, regular column

Search Engines: Many Movements in Mere Months

Phil Bradley looks at various developments that have occurred recently in the ever-shifting scene of the search engine.

April 2003, issue35, regular column

Search Engines: Is Google Building on Shaky Foundations?

Phil Bradley takes an in-depth look at Google and its competition and wonders if things are looking slightly worrying for the search giant.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

Search Engines: Google Still Growing

Phil Bradley finds it difficult to ignore some of the latest developments from Google - particularly the ones that are actually quite good.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Search Engines: Google and Search: Some of the Latest Developments

Phil Bradley takes a look at some of the new developments at Google.

July 2005, issue44, regular column

Search Engines: Goodbye Alta Vista, Hallo AllTheWeb

Phil Bradley's regular column.

January 2002, issue30, regular column

Search Engines: Finding Images on the Internet

Phil Bradley offers his latest look at the search engine marketplace.

September 2000, issue25, regular column

Search Engines: FAST, the Biggest and Best Yet?

Phil Bradley explains how 'FAST' has recently been launched as the most comprehensive of the search engines, and this article compares the FAST results with those of AltaVista and Northern Light.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

Search Engines: Ask Jeeves

Phil Bradley looks at Ask Jeeves.

June 2001, issue28, regular column

Search Engines: 'Finding Me, Finding You'

Phil Bradley looks at the search engines that can be used to trace people.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Search Engines Corner: Moving Up the Ranks

Tracey Stanley looks at how search engines rank their results.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

Search Engines Corner: Meta-search Engines

Tracey Stanley discusses the next level up from conventional search engines in the 'information food chain', which provide a sophisticated approach to searching across a number of databases.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Search Engines Corner: Finding UK and European Resources on the Web

Tracey Stanley looks at how to keep your search results coming from within particular geographic areas and thus save on bandwidth.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Search Engines Corner: Alta Vista LiveTopics

Tracey Stanley looks at Live Topics, a more flexible and user-controlled way of searching the Alta Vista Web Page index.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

Search Engines Corner

Tracey Stanley reviews 'Northern Light', which offers features not available elsewhere.

May 1998, issue15, regular column

Search Engines

Tracey Stanley writes about "Ask Jeeves", a search engine which processes natural language enquiries.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

Search Engines

Phil Bradley's regular column on search engine technology.

April 2002, issue31, regular column

Search Engine Corner

Tracey Stanley looks at 'Push', where a network-based service 'pushes' information to your machine, rather than you 'pulling' information from the service.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

Search Engine Corner

Phil Bradley reviews recent developments with search engines.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

SEAMLESS: Introduction to the Project

Mary Rowlatt describes SEAMLESS, the Essex-based project.

March 1999, issue19, 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

r·cade: Resource Centre for Access to Data on Europe

Sharon Bolton describes r-cade, an interdisciplinary resource centre that helps researchers and analysts to identify and acquire data for the European Social Sciences.

July 1997, issue10, review

ROUTES Project

Una O'Sullivan describes the Open University ROUTES project.

May 1998, issue15, feature article

ROADS: Resource Organisation and Discovery in Subject-Based Services

Rachel Heery, the ROADS Research Officer, describes this project from the Access to Network Resources area of the Electronic Libraries Programme. The deliverables of this project will constitute a large portion of the underlying software for most of the other projects in the same programme area, as well as other eLib and non-eLib projects, and therefore is one of the more crucial facets of the overall programme.

May 1996, issue3, project update

Review: The Student's Guide to the Internet by Ian Winship and Alison McNab

Ian Winship and Alison McNab publish cut-price guide, aimed at all students, to the Internet.

September 1996, issue5, news and events

Review: The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization

Maurice Line reviews Elaine Svenonius' 'The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization', published by MIT Press.

September 2000, issue25, review

Review: Online Searching (Library Association)

Pete Cliff reviews the Library Association's guide: Online Searching.

March 2000, issue23, review

Review: Naked in Cyberspace

Marieke Guy taps into our increasing collective paranoia about privacy with a review that explores the use of personal information in the Cyber Age.

July 2003, issue36, review

Review: Do We Want to Keep Our Newspapers?

Penny Garrod reviews a book on libraries published by Office for Humanities Communication Publications.

April 2003, issue35, review

Revealing All

Ann Chapman describes Revealweb, a Web site that brings together information about accessible resources for visually impaired people.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

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