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This page provides an overview of 646 articles related to 'metadata', 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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Metadata can be defined literally as "data about data," but the term is normally understood to mean structured data about digital (and non-digital) resources that can be used to help support a wide range of operations. These might include, for example, resource description and discovery, the management of information resources (including rights management) and their long-term preservation. In the context of digital resources, there exists a wide variety of metadata formats. Viewed on a continuum of increasing complexity, these range from the basic records used by robot-based Internet search services, through relatively simple formats like the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (DCMES) and the more detailed Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) header and MARC formats, to highly specific formats like the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata, the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Codebook. (Excerpt from this source)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'metadata': 646 (37.1% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'metadata' across all Ariadne articles: 4953
  • Average number of references to 'metadata' per Ariadne article: 7.67
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'metadata': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'metadata': 307.5 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'metadata':

  1. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. pete johnston (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. emma tonkin (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. paul miller (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Web Focus Corner: Running an Institutional Web Service

Brian Kelly reports on a workshop on running an institutional web service.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 18

The web editors, Bernadette Daly and Philip Hunter, introduce Ariadne issue 18.

December 1998, issue18, editorial

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 17

The web editors, Philip Hunter and Bernadette Daly, introduce Ariadne issue 17.

September 1998, issue17, editorial

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 16

Philip Hunter and Bernadette Daly introduce Ariadne issue 16.

July 1998, issue16, editorial

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 12

Philip Hunter and Isobel Stark introduce Ariadne, in its Web Version.

November 1997, issue12, editorial

Web Editorial: Goodbyeee

The Web editor, John Kirriemuir bows out after ten Ariadne issues.

July 1997, issue10, editorial

Web Curator Tool

Philip Beresford tells the story (from The British Library's perspective) of the development of new software to aid all stages of harvesting Web sites for preservation.

January 2007, issue50, feature article

Web 2.0 in U.S. LIS Schools: Are They Missing the Boat?

Noa Aharony asks whether library and information science schools in the United States are underestimating the opportunities offered by Web 2.0 applications.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

Volcanic Eruptions Fail to Thwart Digital Preservation - the Planets Way

Matthew Barr, Amir Bernstein, Clive Billenness and Manfred Thaller report on the final Planets training event Digital Preservation - The Planets Way held in Rome over 19 - 21 April 2010.

April 2010, issue63, event report

Virtual Research Environments: Overview and Activity

Michael Fraser provides an overview of the virtual research environment (VRE) and introduces three JISC-funded projects in which Oxford University is participating.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

VIF: Version Identification Workshop

Sarah Molloy reports on a half-day workshop on the use of the Version Identification Framework, held in Hatton Garden, London on 22 April 2008.

April 2008, issue55, event report

Versioning in Repositories: Implementing Best Practice

Jenny Brace explains why giving time to versioning within a repository is worthwhile and outlines the best practice to implement.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Version Identification: A Growing Problem

Dave Puplett outlines the issues associated with versions in institutional repositories, and discusses the solutions being developed by the Version Identification Framework (VIF) Project.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

V&A Core Systems Integration Project

In conjunction with his main article on The KIDMM Community's 'MetaKnowledge Mash-up, Conrad Taylor provides more information on V&A Core Systems Integration Project.

October 2007, issue53, event report

Utilizing E-books to Enhance Digital Library Offerings

Shirley Hyatt and Lynn Silipigni Connaway, describe the rationale and background of OCLC's acquisition of netLibrary, the information environment that is being pursued, and the resulting benefits that libraries may experience.

October 2002, issue33, feature article

Upskilling Liaison Librarians for Research Data Management

Andrew Cox, Eddy Verbaan and Barbara Sen explore the design of a curriculum to train academic librarians in the competencies to support Research Data Management.

November 2012, issue70, feature article

Unicode and Historic Scripts

Deborah Anderson provides us an overview of the progress made in bringing historic scripts to the Unicode Standard.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

Uncovering User Perceptions of Research Activity Data

Cecilia Loureiro-Koechlin discusses the outcomes and lessons learned from user tests performed on the Oxford Blue Pages, a tool designed to display information about researchers and their activities at the University of Oxford.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

UK Institutional Repository Search: Innovation and Discovery

Vic Lyte, Sophia Jones, Sophia Ananiadou and Linda Kerr describe an innovative tool to showcase UK research output through advanced discovery and retrieval facilities.

October 2009, issue61, feature article

UK Digital Preservation Needs Assessment: Where We Go from Here

Najla Semple and Maggie Jones outline the background and findings of the Digital Preservation Coalition's UK Needs Assessment and the Mind the Gap report.

July 2006, issue48, feature article

Turning on the Lights for the User: NISO Discovery to Delivery Forum

Laura Akerman and Kim Durante report on Discovery to Delivery, Creating a First-Class User Experience, a NISO Forum on today's information seekers and current standards developments held in March 2010 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.

April 2010, issue63, event report

Turning Off Tap Into Bath

Ann Chapman describes the lifecycle of a demonstrator database and the development of a preservation policy for its content and software.

January 2011, issue66, feature article

Trove: Innovation in Access to Information in Australia

Rose Holley describes a major development in the Australian national digital information infrastructure.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

Tracing Help With Copyright: New AHDS Case Studies on Copyright Issues

Alastair Dunning provides an overview of case studies published by the Arts and Humanities Data Service in that persistent minefield of respecting copyright.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

Towards Library Groupware With Personalised Link Routing

Daniel Chudnov, Jeremy Frumkin, Jennifer Weintraub, Matthew Wilcox and Raymond Yee describe a potential groupware framework for integrating access to diverse information resources and distributed personal collection development.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

Towards Interoperabilty of European Language Resources

Sophia Ananiadou and colleagues describe an ambitious new initiative to accelerate Europe-wide language technology research, helped by their work on promoting interoperability of language resources.

July 2011, issue67, feature article

Towards an Application Profile for Images

Mick Eadie describes the development of the Dublin Core Images Application Profile project recently funded through the JISC.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

Towards a Typology for Portals

Paul Miller looks at some of the services we call portals, and argues for better words to describe them.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

Towards a Toolkit for Implementing Application Profiles

Talat Chaudhri, Julian Cheal, Richard Jones, Mahendra Mahey and Emma Tonkin propose a user-driven methodology for the iterative development, testing and implementation of Dublin Core Application Profiles in diverse repository software environments.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

Through the Web Authoring Tools

Paul Browning offers a technical review of new approaches to Web publishing.

April 2004, issue39, tooled up

Three Perspectives on the Evolving Infrastructure of Institutional Research Repositories in Europe

Marjan Vernooy-Gerritsen, Gera Pronk and Maurits van der Graaf report on the most significant results from two surveys conducted to provide an overview of repositories with research output in the European Union.

April 2009, issue59, feature article

The Wellcome Library, Digital

Christy Henshaw and Robert Kiley describe how the Wellcome Library has transformed its information systems to support mass digitisation of historic collections.

July 2013, issue71, feature article

The Web Editor: 'Abzu and Beyond'

Charles Jones muses on the history of the Internet presence of the University of Chicago Oriental Institute.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

The W3C Technical Architecture Group

Henry S. Thompson introduces the W3C Technical Architecture Group and its work.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

The Video Active Consortium: Europe's Television History Online

Johan Oomen and Vassilis Tzouvaras provide an insight into the background and development of the Video Active Portal which offers access to television heritage material from leading archives across Europe.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

The Third Annual edUi Conference 2011

Danielle Cooley reports on the third annual edUi Conference, held over 13-14 October 2011, in Richmond, Virginia, USA, an opportunity for Web professionals in colleges, universities, libraries, museums, etc to discuss the latest developments in Web trends and technologies.

March 2012, issue68, event report

The Technical Advisory Service for Images (TASI)

Karla Youngs describes what TASI is and the work that it is doing in building a common ‘Framework’ for digital imaging projects.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

The Tasks of the AHDS: Ten Years on

Alastair Dunning reviews 10 years in the history of the Arts and Humanities Data Service.

July 2006, issue48, feature article

The Tapir: Adding E-Theses Functionality to DSpace

Richard Jones demonstrates how the Theses Alive Plugin for Institutional Repositories (Tapir) has provided E-Theses functionality for DSpace.

October 2004, issue41, feature article

The Second Digital Repositories Programme Meeting

Julie Allinson and Mahendra Mahey report on a 2-day JISC Digital Repositories Meeting focusing on project clusters working together and other related issues held by JISC in Warwick, UK over 27-28 March 2006.

April 2006, issue47, event report

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