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This page provides an overview of 17 articles related to 'software', 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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Computer software, or just software, is a collection of computer programs and related data that provide the instructions telling a computer what to do and how to do it. We can also say software refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of the computer for some purposes. In other words software is a set of programs, procedures, algorithms and its documentation. Program software performs the function of the program it implements, either by directly providing instructions to the computer hardware or by serving as input to another piece of software. The term was coined to contrast to the old term hardware (meaning physical devices). In contrast to hardware, software is intangible, meaning it "cannot be touched" (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Software)

Key statistics

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'software': 888 (50.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'software' across all Ariadne articles: 3558
  • Average number of references to 'software' per Ariadne article: 4.01
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'software': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'software': 2.7 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'software':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. emma tonkin (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. randy metcalfe (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. paul walk (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. jon knight (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Title Article summary Date

Editorial Introduction to Issue 37: Monocultures Threaten More Than Species

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue issue 37.

October 2003, issue37, editorial

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

Updated JISC Guides Are Now Available

Emma Beer describes the new JISC Resource Guides.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

Delivering OAI Records As RSS: An IMesh Toolkit Module for Facilitating Resource Sharing

Monica Duke provides an overview of a means of providing records in RSS through the use of an IMesh Toolkit module that supports resource sharing. The content of this article was presented at the 4th Open Archives Forum Workshop

October 2003, issue37, feature article

Ebooks in UK Libraries: Where Are We Now?

Penny Garrod brings us up to date on developments in ebooks.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

Experiences of Harvesting Web Resources in Engineering Using Automatic Classification

Kjell Jansson, Jessica Lindholm and Tomas Schoenthal describe the work in setting up a Web index that uses automatic classification as a means for the selection of resources.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

DAEDALUS: Initial Experiences With EPrints and DSpace at the University of Glasgow

William Nixon provides an overview of the DAEDALUS initial experience with the GNU EPrints and DSpace software and the decision to employ both.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

Public Libraries

Penny Garrod gives her view of day two of the Public Library Authorities Conference 2003

October 2003, issue37, regular column

EEVL News

Roddy MacLeod describes how EEVL is putting RSS to work.

October 2003, issue37, regular column

Web Focus: Widening the Focus for the Future

Brian Kelly reviews the history of the Web Focus post and describes funding changes which gives Web Focus a much wider remit.

October 2003, issue37, tooled up

ECDL-2003 Conference Notes

Lesly Huxley shares her notes on the European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries.

October 2003, issue37, event report

ECDL-2003 Web Archiving

Michael Day reports on the 3rd ECDL Workshop on Web Archives held in Trondheim, August 2003.

October 2003, issue37, event report

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

Crime and Punishment: Protecting ICT Users and Their Information Against Computer Crime and Abuse

Andrew Charlesworth reports on a seminar seeking to protect ICT users and their information against computer crime and abuse.

October 2003, issue37, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2003, issue37, news and events

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

Book Review: Implementing Digital Reference Services

Ben Wynne reviews a collection of papers from the Third Annual Virtual Reference Desk Conference.

October 2003, issue37, review

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