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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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Title Article summary Date

Scientific, Industrial, and Cultural Heritage: A Shared Approach

Lorcan Dempsey presents a research framework for libraries, archives and museums prepared for the European Commission.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Tiny TV: Streaming Video on the Web

Philip Hunter squints at the world through RealPlayer and MediaPlayer windows.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Public Libraries and Community Networks: Linking Futures Together?

Malabika Das argues public libraries and community networks have a future together.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Aerade

John Harrington, Karyn Meaden and Emma Turner introduce Aerade, an EEVL-related service.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

A Free ISP from the British Library

Brian Kefford outlines the services available from the British Library.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Planet SOSIG: Asking Questions - The CASS Social Survey Question Bank

Adam Guy writes about the Question Bank service.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

EEVL: Round the World

Roddy MacLeod considers Southern African engineering resources.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

Metadata for Digital Preservation: An Update

Michael Day discusses 'Metadata for Digital Preservation'.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

Web Cache: The National JANET Web Cache Progress Report

George Neisser discusses the plans of the National Caching Service.

December 1999, issue22, tooled up

Web Focus: Using the Web to Promote Your Web Site

Brian Kelly expalins how to promote your web site.

December 1999, issue22, tooled up

Web Mirrors: Building the UK Mirror Service

Report on the UK Mirror Service by Mark Russell.

December 1999, issue22, tooled up

Web Watch: A Survey of Institutional Web Gateways

Brian Kelly surveys institutional web gateways.

December 1999, issue22, tooled up

An Overview of Subject Gateway Activities in Australia

Debbie Campbell looks at how the original criteria proposed for an IMesh map against these Australian initiatives.

September 1999, issue21, feature article

Z39.50 for All

Paul Miller looks at the Z39.50 standard and attempts to extract some meaning from the mass of associated literature.

September 1999, issue21, feature article

Digitizing Wilfrid

Philip Hunter talks to Stuart Lee about the prizewinning 'Wilfrid Owen Multimedia Digital Archive' and the JTAP 'Virtual Seminars on WW1'.

September 1999, issue21, feature article

ECMS: Technology Issues and Electronic Copyright Management Systems

Pedro Isaias looks at the relevant ECMS e-Commerce technology.

September 1999, issue21, feature article

Biz/ed Bulletin on Business and Economics

Libby Miller looks at recent changes to Biz/ed and describes some new sites.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

Windows NT Explorer

Brett Burridge on Internet Information Server (IIS 4.0)

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

Web Cache: Clashing with Caching?

Ruth Jenkins explores some cache related issues for Library and Information Services

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

Web Focus: Report on "Institutional Web Management Next Steps" Workshop

Brian Kelly reports on the latest "Institutional Web Management Workshop," this year called: "The Next Steps."

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

WebWatch: UK University Search Engines

Brian Kelly explores the search facilities used by UK university Web sites.

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

Developing the Bath Profile

Paul Miller with details of the "Bath Profile" - a Z39.50 specification for Library Applications and Resource Discovery.

September 1999, issue21, event report

Editorial Introduction to Ariadne Issue 20

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 20.

June 1999, issue20, editorial

ECMS: Electronic Copyright Management Systems

Pedro Isaias considers Electronic Copyright Management Systems (ECMS).

June 1999, issue20, feature article

The DISinHE Centre

Professor Alan Newell asks: How can technology assist with the obligations of HE to support staff and students with disabilities?

June 1999, issue20, regular column

The Web Editor: From 'One Stop Shop' to Information Hierarchy

Rebecca Linford discusses the web editor role: from 'one stop shop' to information hierarchy.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Biz/Ed Bulletin: What Do You Want to Know?

Chris Mitchell and Martin Poulter introduce the Advice and Answers section of the CTI Economics Web site; and Kate Sharp explores Green Resources on the Web for Economics and Business

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Windows NT Explorer

Brett Burridge discusses Active Server Pages (ASP) - one of the most useful facilities provided by Windows NT server.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Web Focus: Report on the WWW 8 Conference

Brian Kelly discusses WWW8 in Toronto, which took place in May 1999.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Web Mirror: The National Mirror Service

Sally Hadland on the New National Mirror Service.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

IMS Workshop

Tracy Gardner reports on a meeting held in March in the Francis Hotel, Bath.

June 1999, issue20, event report

Bibliotecas Universitarias Consorcio

Agnès Guyon reports on a seminar in Aveiro, Portugal, 26th and 27th April 1999.

June 1999, issue20, event report

CTI-AFM Conference

Christine Dugdale reports on the 10th CTI-AFM Annual Conference, Brighton.

June 1999, issue20, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

June 1999, issue20, news and events

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

The DISinHE Centre

Ian Webb introduces the DISinHE centre.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

Caching In?

George Neisser describes the National JANET Web Caching Service.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

Minotaur: From Mac to Linux and Back?

Tony Grant on why a former Macintosh fan has fallen for Linux.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

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