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This page provides an overview of 13 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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ARROW, DART and ARCHER: A Quiver Full of Research Repository and Related Projects

Andrew Treloar and David Groenewegen describe three inter-related projects to support scholarly outputs and the e-research life cycle which have been funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Book Review: Blogging and RSS - A Librarian's Guide

Kara Jones reviews a practical guide to blogs and RSS written for librarians, packed with library-specific examples.

April 2007, issue51, review

Book Review: Digital Literacies for Learning

Pete Cliff reviews a work that challenges traditional notions of literacy and how suggests that new literacies need to be developed to empower both learners and teachers in the digital age.

April 2007, issue51, review

Book Review: Information Architecture for the World Wide Web

Keith Doyle reviews the 3rd edition of the primary reference book for practising in-house staff and consultants responsible for the development of institutional information architecture.

April 2007, issue51, review

Citeulike: A Researcher's Social Bookmarking Service

Kevin Emamy and Richard Cameron describe a tool that helps researchers gather, collect and share papers.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Developing a Virtual Research Environment in a Portal Framework: The EVIE Project

Tracey Stanley provides an overview of the EVIE Project at the University of Leeds which was funded under the JISC Virtual Research Environments Programme.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Editorial Introduction to Issue 51: Democratising Cultural Heritage

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne 51.

April 2007, issue51, editorial

Hold It, Hold It ... Start Again: The Perils of Project Video Production

It's not like writing a paper. Film production, when the camera points at you, can challenge all sorts of sensitivities. Steve Hitchcock survived the ordeal to tell the story of the Preserv Project video.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

KIM Project Conference: Knowledge and Information Management through Life

Alex Ball provides an overview of the March 2007 KIM Project Conference.

April 2007, issue51, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2007, issue51, news and events

The JISC Annual Conference 2007

Philip Pothen and colleagues provide an overview of the proceedings of this Spring's JISC Annual Conference.

April 2007, issue51, event report

Towards Virtualisation: A New Approach in Server Management

Eddie Young provides an account of trials and implementations carried out here after Matt Thrower gives us the background and benefits of employing virtualisation.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

What Is an Open Repository?

Julie Allinson, Jessie Hey, Chris Awre and Mahendra Mahey report on the Open Repositories 2007 conference, held in San Antonio, Texas between 23-26 January 2007.

April 2007, issue51, event report

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