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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)

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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Showing Robots the Door

Ian Peacock explains how web robot access to your site can be controlled.

May 1998, issue15, tooled up

What Is XML?

Brian Kelly elucidates another infuriating three letter acronym: XML.

May 1998, issue15, tooled up

Public Libraries Corner: Elvis Is Alive and Well and Selling Library Management Systems in Kansas City

Sarah Ormes reports from the American Public Library Association conference in Missouri.

May 1998, issue15, regular column

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

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

May 1998, issue15, news and events

The Good, the Bad and the Useless

Judith Edwards evaluates Internet resources.

July 1998, issue16, feature article

Heron: Higher Education Resources Online

Carolyn Rowlinson outlines the aims of the Heron eLib project.

July 1998, issue16, project update

ILL: Interlibrary Loan Protocol

Lyndon Pugh and Chris Rusbridge on the National Library of Australia's ILL utility.

July 1998, issue16, project update

Down Your Way

Sarah Ormes visits a public library in Huyton, Liverpool, England.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Metadata Corner

Michael Day reports from Tomar, Portugal, on the DELOS6 Workshop.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Public Libraries Corner

Sally Criddle reports on Resurrection: a new life for powerful public libraries.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Web Focus: Ways of Exploiting New Technologies

Brian Kelly discusses Intermediaries: Ways Of Exploiting New Technologies.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Electronic Access: Archives in the New Millennium

Michael Day reports from Kew on the Public Record Office view of the Brave New World of online archives.

July 1998, issue16, event report

SKIP: Skills for New Information Professionals

Penny Garrod reviews the Skills for new Information Professionals project

July 1998, issue16, project update

Teleworking from Home

Nicola Harrison, Project Assistant at Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library (EEVL), describes her experience of teleworking.

September 1998, issue17, feature article

VERITY

Panayiotis Periorellis and Walter Scales writes about the VERITY European Telematics Project.

September 1998, issue17, project update

Down Your Way

Kathryn Arnold on the electronic university and the virtual campus.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

Metadata: BIBLINK.Checksum

Ian Peacock and Andy Powell describe a proposed algorithm for calculating a checksum for Web pages.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

Exploring Planet SOSIG: Law, Statistics and Demography

Planet SOSIG: Exploring Planet SOSIG: Law, Statistics and Demography: Janette Cochrane, Sue Pettit and Wendy White. Planet SOSIG continues its review of the main SOSIG subject sections, highlighting the resources that the Internet can offer to those working in the different fields of the social sciences.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

Web Focus: Institutional Web Management

Brian Kelly reports on the Netskills Institutional Web Management Workshop held in Newcastle.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

UKOLUG

Jacqueline Chelin reports on the UKOLUG 20th birthday conference.

September 1998, issue17, event report

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 18

The web editors, Bernadette Daly and Philip Hunter, introduce Ariadne issue 18.

December 1998, issue18, editorial

Hybrid Libraries

Stephen Pinfield describes the role of Hybrid Libraries and Clumps

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Knowledge Management

Sheila Corrall asks if 'knowledge management' is a new phrase in place of 'information management', or a new concept altogether.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Internet Detective: BA Students Get on the Case

Emma Worsfold and Debra Hiom introduce their "Internet Detective" online tutorial, and BA students from the final year Information Management BA at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh, review the site.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Transatlantic Bandwidth: How to Save Money on Your Costs

Sally Hadland, Information Officer at the Higher Education National Software Archive (HENSA), describes how using HENSA can save on transatlantic bandwidth.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

The ExamNet Project at De Montfort University

David James Houghton introduces the ExamNet Project, which offers access to past De Montfort University examination papers in electronic form.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Launching an Electronic Magazine: An Overview of Value-added Features and Services

Bernadette Daly looks at a variety of electronic publications as part of the research phase in the delivery of a new Web magazine.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

JSTOR

Daniel Holden reports on his trip to the United States to visit colleagues at JSTOR, a not-for-profit organisation creating a digital archive collection of scholarly journals

December 1998, issue18, feature article

The Technical Advisory Service for Images (TASI)

Karla Youngs describes what TASI is and the work that it is doing in building a common ‘Framework’ for digital imaging projects.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

CEDARS

Kelly Russell explores the main deliverables of the CEDARS project: recommendations and guidelines, plus practical, robust and scaleable models for establishing distributed digital archives.

December 1998, issue18, project update

Down Your Way: University of Abertay Dundee Library

Ariadne visits the University of Abertay Dundee's new library.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Metadata: Cataloguing Theory and Internet Subject-based Information Gateways

Ann Chapman, Michael Day, and Debra Hiom compare library cataloguing concepts and ROADS Template creation.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Minotaur: When Computer Knows Best?

Harold Thimbleby criticises the urge to upgrade.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Public Libraries Corner

Sarah Ormes and David Potts shed light on the what exactly the Networked Policy Taskgroup does.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Web Focus: The Role of the Web Editor

Brian Kelly asks, does 'web editor' mean Unix guru or an HTML coder?

December 1998, issue18, regular column

SGML, XML and Databases

Stephen Emmott reports on a one day meeting in London

December 1998, issue18, event report

Editorial introduction to Issue 19: Ariadne's Thread

Philip Hunter and Bernadette Daly introduce the articles for Ariadne issue 19.

March 1999, issue19, editorial

Meta-Objects

Matthew Dovey outlines an Object Oriented approach to metadata.

March 1999, issue19, feature article

Instructional Management Systems

John MacColl explores the IMS concept in the context of the SELLIC project.

March 1999, issue19, feature article

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