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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 (51.0% 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': 42.9 (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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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

The Access Catalogue Gateway to Resources

Terry Hanson explores how libraries might develop effective ways of indicating their access arrangements to their users.

May 1998, issue15, feature article

Project Patron

Elizabeth Lyon and Jon Maslin describe this JISC eLib Programme project (Performing Arts Teaching Resources Online).

May 1998, issue15, feature article

ROUTES Project

Una O'Sullivan describes the Open University ROUTES project.

May 1998, issue15, feature article

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

Information Services: A Mission and a Vision

Les Watson asks how we use technology in general as part of the learning process, in this extended version of the main article in the print version of Ariadne

March 1998, issue14, feature article

Internet Resources for Older People

Internet resources for older people: Monica Blake describes some findings from the Internet and Older People Project, funded by The British Library Research and Innovation Centre Digital Library Research Programme.

March 1998, issue14, feature article

EDDIS

David Larbey writes about EDDIS, one of eLib’s document delivery projects.

March 1998, issue14, project update

So What Is So Exciting about LAMDA?

Frederick Friend explains about electronic document delivery in London and Manchester.

March 1998, issue14, project update

A Knight's Tale: Networked CD-ROM Redirectors

Jon Knight describes how MSCDEX.EXE and networked CD-ROM redirectors can introduce difficulties when using Windows 95 and NT to provide access to library CD-ROMs.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Metadata Corner: CrossROADS and Interoperability

Michael Day, Rachel Heery and Andy Powell report on work in progress on enhancements to the ROADS software.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Netskills Corner: Multimedia Web Design

Netskills Corner: Multimedia Web Design: Walter Scales considers multimedia web design, asking whether we are running down an up escalator.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Regard

Sue Timmis introduces REGARD, a new research database now available on the World Wide Web.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Search Engines Corner: Meta-search Engines

Tracey Stanley discusses the next level up from conventional search engines in the 'information food chain', which provide a sophisticated approach to searching across a number of databases.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Web Focus: Animate Your Pages

Brian Kelly gives an introduction to Dynamic HTML, explaining recent developments that enable dynamic web pages to be produced using simple scripting languages such as Javascript.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

The Impact of IMPEL

Jim Huntingford reviews IMPEL, an eLib project.

January 1998, issue13, feature article

Hylife

Ian Winkworth describes a Hybrid Library project for all.

January 1998, issue13, project update

Music Libraries Online

Celia Duffy describes a virtual music catalogue.

January 1998, issue13, project update

Minotaur

Louis Schmier finds no miracles in Cyberspace.

January 1998, issue13, regular column

Web Focus Corner: The World Wide Web Consortium

Brian Kelly ponders whether the academic community can have a role in shaping the web of the future.

January 1998, issue13, regular column

The Online Exhibition: The OMNI Perspective

Lisa Gray investigates the Online 1997 exhibtion for medical information.

January 1998, issue13, event report

Are Print Journals Dinosaurs?

Tony Kidd wonders if he and and his kind are palæontologists.

November 1997, issue12, feature article

Old Ghosts Rear Their Heads

Peter Brophy calls for effective use of email.

November 1997, issue12, feature article

The Lesser of Two EEVLs?

Roddy MacLeod, EEVL Project Manager (Information), describes plans for EEVL.

November 1997, issue12, feature article

On Demand Publishing in the Humanities

Phil Sykes reports on the latest work in On Demand Publishing in the Humanities, an eLib project.

November 1997, issue12, project update

The Glass of Fashion and the Mould of Form

Annette Lafford reports on the new image for NISS's WWW site.

November 1997, issue12, review

Down Your Way: The Radcliffe Science Library

Sarah Ashton meets the Deputy Keeper of the Scientific Book, Dave Price.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

Web Focus: WebWatching UK Universities and Colleges

Brian Kelly describes the WebWatch project.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

Consortium and Site Licensing

Jim Huntingford reports from the Consortium and Site Licensing Seminar organised by the United Kingdom Serials Group.

November 1997, issue12, event report

Theses Unbound

Alason Roberts looks at the use of theses in academic libraries.

September 1997, issue11, feature article

Edbank

Hilary Nunn describes this project to create, maintain and run a database of digitised teaching materials to support remote (off campus) students in teacher training, based at the Open University Library.

September 1997, issue11, project update

Copyright Corner

Charles Oppenheim answers copyright queries.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Metadata Corner: Naming Names - Metadata Registries

Rachel Heery examines metadata issues.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Minotaur

Librarian at Kirriemuir Library, Angus, wonders if public libraries will ever go to the ball.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

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