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The ZIP file format is a data compression and archive format. A ZIP file contains one or more files that have been compressed, to reduce file size, or stored as is. The ZIP file format permits a number of compression algorithms. The format was originally created in 1989 by Phil Katz, and was first implemented in PKWARE's PKZIP utility, as a replacement for the previous ARC compression format by Thom Henderson. The ZIP format is now supported by many software utilities other than PKZIP. Microsoft has included built-in ZIP support (under the name "compressed folders") in versions of its Windows operating system since 1998. Apple has included built-in ZIP support in Mac OS X 10.3 and later, along with other compression formats. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: ZIP)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'zip': 20 (1.1% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'zip' across all Ariadne articles: 34
  • Average number of references to 'zip' per Ariadne article: 1.70
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'zip': 1997-03
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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'zip':

  1. stuart lewis (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. sebastien francois (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. julie allinson (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. amy hackney blackwell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. christopher blackwell (see articles on this topic by this author)

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SWORD: Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit

Julie Allinson, Sebastien Francois and Stuart Lewis describe the JISC-funded SWORD Project which has produced a lightweight protocol for repository deposit.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

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