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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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Developing an Agenda for Institutional E-Print Archives

Philip Hunter, John MacColl and Marieke Napier report on a one day Open Archives conference on OAI compliant metadata and e-print issues. Held at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, London. 11 July 2001.

October 2001, issue29, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2001, issue29, news and events

Software Review: C4U

Andrew Cox and Simon McLean review this web-monitoring software.

October 2001, issue29, review

Editorial Introduction to Issue 28: Ariadne's Thread

Marieke Napier reviews recent developments on the cultural front and the contents of issue 28.

June 2001, issue28, editorial

Personalization of Web Services: Opportunities and Challenges

Monica Bonett gives an overview of personalization on the World Wide Web and discusses ideas for development within resource discovery systems.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

The eLib Hybrid Library Projects

Michael Breaks provides an overview of BUILDER, AGORA, MALIBU, HeadLine and HyLife

June 2001, issue28, feature article

The Management of Content: Universities and the Electronic Publishing Revolution

Philip Hunter attempts to throw some light on the low take up of content management systems (CMS) in the university sector.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Project GOLD: Supporting Distance Learning Students

Derek Morisson describes an e-learning project which was the antithesis of the current trend towards multifunction, and invariably expensive, Virtual Learning Environments and sophisticated Managed Learning Environments.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Accessibility: CHI 2001 and Beyond

Leona Carpenter reports on the key issue of accessibility as covered at the Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference held in Seattle, and also provides a round-up of sources of further information.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

OpenResolver: A Simple OpenURL Resolver

Andy Powell describes UKOLN's OpenResolver, a freely available demonstration OpenURL resolver.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Planet SOSIG: What's New in Politics?

Emma Place announces new training materials for the Web, Heather Dawson looks at at Web coverage of the recently run UK General Election and Chris Mitchell provides an update of activities from the Learning and Teaching Support Network Centre.

June 2001, issue28, regular column

The Secondary Homepages in Mathematics Initiative

Greig Fratus, MathGate Manager, supplies information about the Secondary Homepages in Mathematics initiative set up by Math-Net.

June 2001, issue28, regular column

EEVL: Email Newsletters Examples from Engineering

Jim Corlett explains how email newsletters can benefit you.

June 2001, issue28, regular column

Metadata: E-print Services and Long-term Access to the Record of Scholarly and Scientific Research

Michael Day looks at the long-term preservation implications of one of the OAI protocol's potential applications - e-print services.

June 2001, issue28, regular column

Minotaur: A Comparison of Six Proposals for Freeing the Refereed Literature Online

Stevan Harnad argues for the self-archiving alternative.

June 2001, issue28, regular column

Web Focus: Hot News From WWW10

Brian Kelly reports on the Tenth International World Wide Web Conference, held in Hong Kong on 1-5 May 2001.

June 2001, issue28, tooled up

Digital Museums: Braining Up Or Dumbing Down?

Marieke Napier went to find out at the mda's 'Beyond the Museum' colloquium.

June 2001, issue28, event report

Editorial Introduction to Issue 27: The Digital Library Jigsaw

Philip Hunter opens the box and looks at some of the choicest pieces of Ariadne issue 27.

March 2001, issue27, editorial

After the Big Bang: The Forces of Change and E-Learning

Pete Johnston examines what recent developments in the area of "e-learning" might mean for the custodians of the information resources required to support teaching and learning.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

The Filling in the PIE: HeadLine's Resource Data Model

John Paschoud explains the concepts of representation and use of metadata in the Resource Data Model (RDM) that has been developed by the HeadLine project.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

The Digital Preservation Coalition

Neil Beagrie reports on proposals to establish a Digital Preservation Coalition in the UK.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

E-Books for Students: EBONI

Ruth Wilson on how the EBONI project will investigate the usability of e-books through user evaluations.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

Distributed Computing: The Seti@home Project

Eddie Young and Pete Cliff look at a particularly successful example of a distributed solution to a very large number crunching problem.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

The LEODIS Database

Jonathan Kendal on the creation of LEODIS, a Public Libraries sector digitization and database project.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

Search Engines: Robots, Spiders and Your Website

Phil Bradley looks at the effect these have on your site's vital statistics.

March 2001, issue27, regular column

EEVL

Roddy MacLeod and Lesa Ng with some useful tips on Shoestring Marketing for projects.

March 2001, issue27, regular column

Metadata (1): Encoding OpenURLs in DC Metadata

Andy Powell and Ann Apps propose a mechanism for embedding machine parsable citations into Dublin Core (DC) metadata records.

March 2001, issue27, regular column

Web Focus: HTML is Dead!

HTML is Dead: Brian Kelly explains why this is, and why it is a good thing.

March 2001, issue27, tooled up

Web Watch: What's Related to My Web Site?

What's Related To My Web Site? Brian Kelly looks at Netscape's 'What's Related?' facility and reports on the service's findings for institutional Web servers.

March 2001, issue27, tooled up

The Future Is Hybrid: Edinburgh

John MacColl and Philip Hunter report on 'The Future is Hybrid' project day in Edinburgh.

March 2001, issue27, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

March 2001, issue27, news and events

After eLib

Chris Rusbridge, the former Director of the UK Electronic Libraries Programme, with an assessment of its achievements and legacy.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Building on BUILDER

Ian Upton explores the achievements of this Windows NT server based project.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

AGORA: The Hybrid Library from a User's Perspective

Bridget Robinson and David Palmer look at the Agora user studies.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Clumps Come Up Trumps

Helena Gillis, Verity Brack, John Gilby and Marian Hogg review the four eLib CLUMP projects now at the end of their funding periods.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

E-Commerce in Higher Education: Can We Afford to Do Nothing?

Andrew Aird on the impact of e-commerce on the non-commercial sector.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine), Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the E-Book

Sarah Ormes explores the e-book from a Public Libraries perspective.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Understanding the Searching Process for Visually Impaired Users of the Web (NoVA)

Jenny Craven gives an overview of the Resource funded NoVA project (Non-visual access to the digital library).

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Planet SOSIG: Keeping Social Scientists Connected

Debra Hiom and Emma Place discuss work to keep social scientists connected.

January 2001, issue26, regular column

EEVL

Roddy Macleod manager of the EEVL project explains the new profile, new office: and coming soon: a new service.

January 2001, issue26, regular column

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