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The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a family of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specifications originally designed as a metadata data model. It has come to be used as a general method for conceptual description or modeling of information that is implemented in web resources, using a variety of syntax formats. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: RDF)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'resource description': 70 (4.0% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'resource description' across all Ariadne articles: 60
  • Average number of references to 'resource description' per Ariadne article: 0.86
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'resource description': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'resource description': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'resource description':

  1. paul miller (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. rachel heery (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. mary rowlatt (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. debbie campbell (see articles on this topic by this author)

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News from BIOME

Donald Mackay reports on BIOME participation in a major project to enhance interoperability between the BIOME core database and those projected by LTSN Subject Centres.

October 2003, issue37, regular column

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

March 2001, issue27, news and events

OAI-ORE, PRESERV2 and Digital Preservation

Sally Rumsey and Ben O'Steen describe OAI-ORE and how it can contribute to digital preservation activities.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

OMNI Corner: Information or Hysteria, "Talking sensibly" in the Biomedical Field

John Kirriemuir outlines current areas of concern in: Information or Hysteria? "Talking sensibly" in the biomedical field.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

Peculiarities of Digitising Materials from the Collections of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia

Alan Hopkinson and Tigran Zargaryan give an overview of their experience of digitising paper-based materials in the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia including some of the obstacles encountered during image processing and optical character recognition.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

Planet SOSIG: Asking Questions - The CASS Social Survey Question Bank

Adam Guy writes about the Question Bank service.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Regarding Collaboration, Conferences and Courses

Alejandro Fernandez introduces a new collaborative initiative between the RDN and LTSN, Emma Place reports from the BPS Annual Conference and Neil Jacobs presents a new course for social researchers in Government.

April 2003, issue35, regular column

Planet SOSIG: The New SOSIG Interface

Tracey Hooper describes the new interface and features of SOSIG, the premier Web-based subject gateway for the Social Sciences.

July 1997, issue10, regular column

Public Libraries Corner: A Public Library Metadata Initiative

Sally Criddle introduces an initiative to extend current developments in the use of metadata to the public library community.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

RDA: A New International Standard

Ann Chapman describes work on the new cataloguing code, Resource Description and Access (RDA), based on the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR).

October 2006, issue49, feature article

RDN/LTSN Partnerships: Learning Resource Discovery Based on the LOM and the OAI-PMH

Andy Powell and Phil Barker explore the technical collaboration currently underway between the RDN and the LTSN and describe the RDN/LTSN LOM Application Profile and its use to support resource discovery.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

Review of Digital Imaging: A Practical Handbook

Philip Hunter and Marieke Napier review Stuart Lee's 'Digital Imaging' handbook.

January 2001, issue26, review

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

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

SEAMLESS: Introduction to the Project

Mary Rowlatt describes SEAMLESS, the Essex-based project.

March 1999, issue19, feature article

Sharing History of Science and Medicine Gateway Metadata Using OAI-PMH

David Little outlines the resource sharing arrangements between the MedHist gateway and the Humbul hub, using the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, and some of the issues it has raised.

January 2003, issue34, 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

Syndicated Content: It's More Than Just Some File Formats?

Paul Miller takes a look at issues arising from the current enthusiasm for syndicating content to portals or other web sites, and offers some guidelines for good practice.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After

Lorcan Dempsey considers how the digital library environment has changed in the ten years since Ariadne was first published.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

The 2008 Mashed Museum Day and UK Museums on the Web Conference

Mia Ridge reports on the Mashed Museum day and the Museums Computer Group UK Museums on the Web Conference, held at the University of Leicester in June 2008.

July 2008, issue56, event report

The Access Catalogue Gateway to Resources

Terry Hanson explores how libraries might develop effective ways of indicating their access arrangements to their users.

May 1998, issue15, feature article

The AIM25 Project

Robert Baxter, Frances Blomeley and Rachel Kemsley present AIM25, a project providing electronic access to descriptions of archives held in various London institutions.

April 2002, issue31, 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

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

Web Focus: The 7th World Wide Web Conference

Brian Kelly is interviewed about the 7th World Wide Web Conference upon his return from Brisbane.

May 1998, issue15, regular column

What Are Your Terms?

Pete Johnston introduces the JISC Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry (IEMSR) Project and examines some of the challenges it is facing.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

What Is a URI?

Ian Peacock explains 'URI' in plain English.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

What Is RDF?

Rachel Heery explains RDF (Resource Description Framework)

March 1998, issue14, regular column

What Is XML?

Brian Kelly elucidates another infuriating three letter acronym: XML.

May 1998, issue15, tooled up

What's Good and Bad about BUBL

Traugott Koch reviews the Bulletin Board for Libraries (BUBL).

January 1996, issue1, feature article

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