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This page provides an overview of 242 articles related to 'open source', 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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The term open source describes practices in production and development that promote access to the end product's source materials. Some consider open source a philosophy, others consider it a pragmatic methodology. Before the term open source became widely adopted, developers and producers used a variety of phrases to describe the concept; open source gained hold with the rise of the Internet, and the attendant need for massive retooling of the computing source code. Opening the source code enabled a self-enhancing diversity of production models, communication paths, and interactive communities. Subsequently, the new phrase "open-source software" was born to describe the environment that the new copyright, licensing, domain, and consumer issues created. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Open source)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'open source': 242 (13.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'open source' across all Ariadne articles: 701
  • Average number of references to 'open source' per Ariadne article: 2.90
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'open source': 1999-03
  • Trending factor of 'open source': 20.4 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'open source':

  1. randy metcalfe (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. sebastian rahtz (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. mike fraser (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. chris awre (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)

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OAI: The Fourth Open Archives Forum Workshop

Manjula Patel provides us with an overview of the 4th Open Archives Forum Workshop.

October 2003, issue37, event report

Book Review: The Accidental Systems Librarian

Eric Jukes takes a look at the strengths and weaknesses of another book in the 'Accidental' series.

October 2003, issue37, review

The JISC 5/99 Programme: What's in a Number?

Rachel Bruce and Balviar Notay give an overview of the outputs and influences of the JISC 5/99 Learning and Teaching and Infrastructure Programme.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

The Portole Project: Supporting E-learning

Tracey Stanley, Mina Sotiriou and Matthew Dovey provide an overview of a project to produce tools to discover information resources and deploy them within a university VLE.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

The European Library: Integrated Access to the National Libraries of Europe

Britta Woldering describes the findings of the recently completed EU Project The European Library, focusing on technical solutions and metadata development.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

DSpace Vs. ETD-db: Choosing Software to Manage Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Richard Jones examines the similarities and differences between DSpace and ETD-db to determine their applicability in a modern E-theses service.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

The OpenURL and OpenURL Framework: Demystifying Link Resolution

Ann Apps reports on a conference about current and future uses of the proposed OpenURL Framework Standard Z39.88-2004.

January 2004, issue38, tooled up

Towards a User-Centred Approach to Digital Libraries

Ken Eason reports on the five themes in the Digilib Conference, Espoo, Finland.

January 2004, issue38, event report

OSS Inaugural Conference: Open Source Deployment and Development

Sebastian Rahtz and Randy Metcalfe give an overview of the first conference of the Open Source Advisory Service.

January 2004, issue38, event report

IT for Me: Getting Personal in South Yorkshire Public Libraries

Liz Pearce and Neil Smith introduce the IT for Me Project which aims to provide personalised access to online resources in South Yorkshire's public libraries.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

Through the Web Authoring Tools

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

April 2004, issue39, tooled up

At the Event: The EPrints UK Workshop

Phil Cross, Debra Hiom and Emma Place report on this workshop which was held at the University of Bath in February 2004.

April 2004, issue39, event report

The Biggest Digital Library Conference in the World

John Paschoud reports on the International Conference on Digital Libraries held in New Delhi, India, 24-27 February 2004.

April 2004, issue39, event report

Tap Into Bath

Alison Baud and Ann Chapman describe the development of a database of archive, library and museum collections in Bath.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

Cornucopia: An Open Collection Description Service

Chris Turner describes the latest phase of Cornucopia development and the opportunities this is opening up for the future.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

Targeting Academic Research With Southampton's Institutional Repository

Jessie Hey describes how user needs have influenced the evolutionary development of 'e-Prints Soton' as the University of Southampton Research Repository.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

PALS Conference: Institutional Repositories and Their Impact on Publishing

Kurt Paulus describes for us the Publisher and Library/Learning Solutions (PALS) Conference held in London this June.

July 2004, issue40, event report

World Wide Web Conference 2004

Dave Beckett reports on the international WWW2004 conference held in New York, 19-21 May 2004.

July 2004, issue40, event report

Support Models for Open Source Deployment

Sebastian Rahtz and Randy Metcalfe report on OSS Watch's one-day conference on support models held in London in June 2004.

July 2004, issue40, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2004, issue40, news and events

Book Review: Information Architecture - Designing Information Environments for Purpose

John Paschoud looks at this collection of articles and finds some good parts in a generally ineffective whole.

July 2004, issue40, review

Book Review: Net Effects

Grant Young reviews a compilation of articles showcasing librarians' efforts to wrest control of new technologies and reassert some traditional values.

July 2004, issue40, review

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 Dawning of DARE: A Shared Experience

Annemiek van der Kuil and Martin Feijen describe the first year of the DARE Project and its foundation of the OAI repositories of Dutch academic output.

October 2004, issue41, feature article

ECDL 2004: A Digital Librarian's Report

Jessie Hey reports on the 8th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries held at the University of Bath in September 2004.

October 2004, issue41, event report

ECDL2004: 4th International Web Archiving Workshop, September 2004

Michael Day reports on the 4th International Web Archiving Workshop held at the University of Bath in September as part of ECDL 2004.

October 2004, issue41, event report

The Institutional Web Management Workshop 2004

Tracey Stanley reports on the 8th Institutional Web Management Workshop at the University of Birmingham over 27-29 July. The theme of this year's workshop was Transforming the Organisation.

October 2004, issue41, event report

The JIBS Workshop on Resource/Reading List Software - the Reality

Frances Boyle reports on the one-day workshop on the current state of play in the Resource/Reading List software market, held at the SaÔd Business School, University of Oxford, on 9 September 2004.

October 2004, issue41, event report

Software Choice: Decision-making in a Mixed Economy

Randy Metcalfe considers the role of free and open source software in UK Further and Higher Education.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

The National Centre for Text Mining: Aims and Objectives

Sophia Ananiadou, Julia Chruszcz, John Keane, John McNaught and Paul Watry describe NaCTeM's plans to provide text mining services for UK academics.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

Looking for a Google Box?

Sebastian Rahtz gives us his evaluation of the Google Search Appliance.

January 2005, issue42, tooled up

Shibboleth Installation Workshop

James Sankar and Masha Garibyan report on the first ever Shibboleth Installation Workshop in the UK.

January 2005, issue42, event report

Beyond Email: Wikis, Blogs and Other Strange Beasts

Robert Bristow reports on a one-day workshop 'Beyond Email: Strategies for Collaborative Working and Learning in the 21st Century'.

January 2005, issue42, event report

Tap Into Bath Takes Off

Stephanie Round covers the launch of a small but promising collaborative effort.

January 2005, issue42, event report

Book Review: Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing

Mike Fraser asks whether a recent book on open source software licences will help him answer a few questions.

January 2005, issue42, review

Supporting Digital Preservation and Asset Management in Institutions

Leona Carpenter describes a JISC development programme tackling the organisational and technical challenges facing Higher and Further Education in the UK.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

E-Archiving: An Overview of Some Repository Management Software Tools

Marion Prudlo discusses LOCKSS, EPrints, and DSpace in terms of who uses them, their cost, underlying technology, the required know-how, and functionalities.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

Installing Shibboleth

Simon McLeish describes the experience of Shibboleth installation in a Higher Education environment, and suggests ways to make this experience more user-friendly.

April 2005, issue43, tooled up

EuroCAMP 2005

Masha Garibyan and Ann Borda report on the first Campus Architecture Middleware Planning workshop in Europe hosted by the Politecnico di Torino.

April 2005, issue43, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2005, issue43, news and events

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