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This page provides an overview of 888 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)

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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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Book Review: GLUT - Mastering Information through the Ages

Martin White enjoys a random walk through a historical survey of humanity's quest to classify and categorise information.

July 2009, issue60, review

Editorial Introduction to Issue 61: The Double-edged Web

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 61.

October 2009, issue61, editorial

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

Live Blogging @ IWMW 2009

Kirsty McGill provides a live blogger perspective on the three-day Institutional Web Managers Workshop, held by UKOLN at the University of Essex, Colchester, in July 2009.

October 2009, issue61, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2009, issue61, news and events

Book Review: Ajax in Oracle JDeveloper

Pete Cliff finds aspects of this work useful and interesting, but he also expresses some serious reservations.

October 2009, issue61, review

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

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

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

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

eBooks: Tipping or Vanishing Point?

Emma Tonkin investigates ebooks and takes a look at recent technological and business developments in this area.

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

Subject Repositories: European Collaboration in the International Context

Dave Puplett reports on the conference Subject Repositories: European Collaboration in the International Context held at the British Library in January 2010. The conference launched Economists Online (EO), an innovative economics subject repository.

January 2010, issue62, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2010, issue62, news and events

Book Review: Delete - The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

Pete Cliff hopes he'll not forget this marvellous book, even when the author seems to suggest it might be better if he did!

January 2010, issue62, review

Book Review: My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture

Brian Whalley reviews a look at this problem from an American anthropologist and finds there is more in it than just a consideration of plagiarism.

January 2010, issue62, review

Editorial Introduction to Issue 63: Consider the Users in the Field

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 63.

April 2010, issue63, editorial

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

Usability Inspection of Digital Libraries

Lorraine Paterson and Boon Low highlight findings from the usability inspection report conducted for the UX2.0 research project.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

Balancing Stakeholder Needs: Archive 2.0 As Community-centred Design

Jim Ridolfo, William Hart-Davidson and Michael McLeod present a case example on building a digital archive with cultural and scholarly stakeholder groups - to provide a model for balancing stakeholder needs.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

Planning the Future of the National Library of Mongolia

Monika Segbert-Elbert and David Fuegi describe the National Library of Mongolia's plans to modernise its infrastructure and services.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

Moving Towards Interoperability: Experiences of the Archives Hub

Jane Stevenson and Bethan Ruddock describe the work that the Archives Hub team has been doing to promote the sharing of 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

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

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

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2010, issue63, news and events

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

Editorial Introduction to Issue 64: Supporting the Power of Research Data

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 64.

July 2010, issue64, editorial

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

Rewriting the Book: On the Move With the Library of Birmingham

Brian Gambles presents the Library of Birmingham vision and strategy for addressing the challenge of mobile digital services.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

Public Library 2.0: Culture Change?

Sarah Hammond explores UK public libraries' growing participation in social media to reach their audiences online, with a focus on blogging.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

Intute Reflections at the End of an Era

Angela Joyce, Linda Kerr, Tim Machin, Paul Meehan and Caroline Williams look back at the history and achievements of Intute, and reflect on lessons learned as the service enters its final year.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

23 Things in Public Libraries

Helen Leech describes a collaborative project to increase front-line staff's understanding and use of Web 2.0 in public libraries.

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

Institutional Web Management Workshop 2010

Keith Doyle provides a personal perspective on a conference organised by UKOLN for those involved in the provision of institutional Web services.

July 2010, issue64, event report

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

Open Repositories 2010

Philip Hunter and Robin Taylor report on the Open Repositories Conference held in Madrid between 6 -9 July 2010 at the Palacio de Congresos.

July 2010, issue64, event report

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