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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': 7 (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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Title Article summary Date

Editorial Introduction to Issue 65: Ariadne in Search of Your Views

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 65.

October 2010, issue65, editorial

Moving Researchers across the EResearch Chasm

Malcolm Wolski and Joanna Richardson outline an Australian initiative to address technology challenges within current research paradigms.

October 2010, issue65, feature article

Repository Fringe 2010

Martin Donnelly (and friends) report on the Repository Fringe "unconference" held at the National e-Science Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, over 2-3 September 2010.

October 2010, issue65, event report

Europeana Open Culture 2010

David Fuegi and Monika Segbert-Elbert report on the annual Europeana Conference, held at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam in October 2010.

October 2010, issue65, event report

CIG Conference 2010: Changes in Cataloguing in 'Interesting Times'

Rhiannon McLoughlin reports on a three-day conference on cataloguing in a time of financial stringency, held by the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group at Exeter University, from 13-15 September 2010.

October 2010, issue65, event report

Internet Librarian International Conference 2010

Claire Tylee, Katrin Flemming and Elly Cope report on the two-day Internet Librarian International Conference focusing on innovation and technology in the information profession, held in London on 14-15 October 2010.

October 2010, issue65, event report

Book Review: Learning with Online and Mobile Technologies

Brian Whalley looks at a student survival aid in the information age that should also be valuable for tutors.

October 2010, issue65, review

Repository Software Comparison: Building Digital Library Infrastructure at LSE

Ed Fay presents a comparison of repository software that was carried out at LSE in support of digital library infrastructure development.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

Retooling Libraries for the Data Challenge

Dorothea Salo examines how library systems and procedures need to change to accommodate research data.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

Blue Ribbon Task Force Symposium on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access

Marieke Guy reports on a symposium which provided an opportunity for stakeholders to respond to the recent Blue Ribbon Task Force report on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access.

July 2010, issue64, event report

Eduserv Symposium 2010: The Mobile University

Shailey Minocha reflects on the one-day symposium organised by Eduserv in May 2010. The aim of the event was to discuss whether and how mobile technology will play a significant role in the delivery of UK Higher Education in the future.

July 2010, issue64, event report

Making Datasets Visible and Accessible: DataCite's First Summer Meeting

Tom J Pollard and J Max Wilkinson report on DataCite's First Summer Meeting, a two-day event focused on making datasets visible and accessible, held in Hannover, Germany, in June 2010.

July 2010, issue64, event report

Book Review: Access, Delivery, Performance - The Future of Libraries Without Walls

Michael Day reviews a Festschrift celebrating the work of Professor Peter Brophy, founder of the Centre for Research in Library and Information Management.

July 2010, issue64, review

Mobilising the Internet Detective

Diana Massam, Andrew Priest and Caroline Williams describe a recent project to adapt the online Internet Detective tutorial, to deliver a user-friendly mobile site which reflects their market research into user preferences for mobile content.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

A Pragmatic Approach to Preferred File Formats for Acquisition

Dave Thompson sets out the pragmatic approach to preferred file formats for long-term preservation used at the Wellcome Library.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

Book Review: Approximately 97 Things

Pete Cliff learns something new in this 'Open Source' book every time he makes the tea.

April 2010, issue63, review

Book Review: Supporting Research Students

Brian Whalley reviews a work which helps Library and Information Science Staff at Higher Education Institutions to support their research students.

April 2010, issue63, review

Editorial Introduction to Issue 62: The Wisdom of Communities

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 62.

January 2010, issue62, editorial

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

Moving Targets: Web Preservation and Reference Management

Richard Davis discusses the role of Web preservation in reference management. This article is based on a presentation given at the Innovations in Reference Management workshop, January 2010.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

Get Tooled Up: Xerxes at Royal Holloway, University of London

Anna Grigson, Peter Kiely, Graham Seaman and Tim Wales describe the implementation of an open source front end to the MetaLib federated search tool.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

Intranet Management: Divine Comedy or Strategic Imperative?

Martin White suggests that a failure to recognise the value of intranets is a symptom of a failure to recognise information as a strategic asset.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

Fedora UK & Ireland / EU Joint User Group Meeting

Chris Awre reports on the first coming together of two regional user groups for the Fedora digital repository system, hosted by the University of Oxford in December 2009.

January 2010, issue62, event report

The Future of Interoperability and Standards in Education: A JISC CETIS Event

Sarah Currier reports on an international working meeting involving a range of educational interoperability standards bodies and communities, organised by JISC CETIS.

January 2010, issue62, event report

Share. Collaborate. Innovate. Building an Organisational Approach to Web 2.0

Paul Bevan outlines the National Library of Wales' development of a strategic approach to meeting user needs in a post-Web 2.0 world.

October 2009, issue61, feature article

How to Publish Data Using Overlay Journals: The OJIMS Project

Sarah Callaghan, Sam Pepler, Fiona Hewer, Paul Hardaker and Alan Gadian describe the implementation details that can be used to create overlay journals for data publishing in the meteorological sciences.

October 2009, issue61, feature article

Learning to YODL: Building York's Digital Library

Peri Stracchino and Yankui Feng describe a year's progress in building the digital library infrastructure outlined by Julie Allinson and Elizabeth Harbord in their article last issue.

October 2009, issue61, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2009, issue61, news and events

Book Review: Information Tomorrow

Lina Coelho is delighted by this pick-and-mix collection of reflections on the technological future of libraries.

October 2009, issue61, review

SHERPA to YODL-ING: Digital Mountaineering at York

Julie Allinson and Elizabeth Harbord describe the development of digital repositories for the University of York.

July 2009, issue60, feature article

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

E-Curator: A 3D Web-based Archive for Conservators and Curators

Mona Hess, Graeme Were, Ian Brown, Sally MacDonald, Stuart Robson and Francesca Simon Millar describe a project which combines 3D colour laser scanning and e-Science technologies for capturing and sharing very large 3D scans and datasets about museum artefacts in a secure computing environment.

July 2009, issue60, feature article

The Second International M-Libraries Conference

Keren Mills reports on a two-day conference exploring and sharing delivery of services and resources to users 'on the move,' via mobile and hand-held devices.

July 2009, issue60, event report

Open Repositories 2009

Adrian Stevenson reports on the four-day annual Open Repositories conference held at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA, USA over 18 - 21 May 2009.

July 2009, issue60, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2009, issue60, news and events

Encouraging More Open Educational Resources With Southampton's EdShare

Debra Morris describes the EdSpace Institutional Exemplar Project and the early development of EdShare for sharing learning and teaching materials within and beyond the institution.

April 2009, issue59, feature article

To VRE Or Not to VRE?: Do South African Malaria Researchers Need a Virtual Research Environment?

Heila Pienaar and Martie van Deventer identify the requirements of a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) for malaria researchers in South Africa.

April 2009, issue59, feature article

Spinning a Semantic Web for Metadata: Developments in the IEMSR

Emma Tonkin and Alexey Strelnikov reflect on the experience of developing components for the Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry.

April 2009, issue59, feature article

NSF Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure Software Sustainability

Paul Walk reports on a two-day NSF-sponsored workshop held at Indiana University, on 26-27 March 2009.

April 2009, issue59, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2009, issue59, news and events

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