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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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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

Search Engine Corner

Phil Bradley reviews recent developments with search engines.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Internet Resources for Social Scientists

Pete Maggs discusses finding high-quality Internet resources for social science and methodology, based on his experience as a SOSIG Section Editor.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

OMNI Corner: Information or Hysteria, "Talking sensibly" in the Biomedical Field

John Kirriemuir outlines current areas of concern in: Information or Hysteria? "Talking sensibly" in the biomedical field.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

EEVL Eye on Engineering

The EEVL Team explore Internet Resources in Petroleum Engineering and Electronics, take a glance at engineering resources in Australia and South East Asia and give the latest news from the EEVL service.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

Biz/Ed Bulletin

Kate Sharp and Libby Miller describe Business and Economics Resources on the Internet.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

Metadata: Image Retrieval

Michael Day reports on combining content-based and metadata-based approaches.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

What Is Apache?

Eddie Young gives the essentials of "Apache", the widely used Unix-based web server software.

March 1999, issue19, tooled up

Windows NT Explorer

Brett Burridge introduces his regular column on Windows NT with a description of Site Server's search facility.

March 1999, issue19, tooled up

Unix and the Web: Providing Web Access to Your Email

Brian Kelly introduces a regular column on Unix and Web issues by describing how a combination of Apache, PHP and IMP can make email folders available using a web browser.

March 1999, issue19, tooled up

Web Focus: Extending Your Browser

Brian Kelly on techniques for extending the capabilities of your browser.

March 1999, issue19, tooled up

WebWatch: Conclusions from the WebWatch Project

Brian Kelly sums up conclusions from the WebWatch Project.

March 1999, issue19, tooled up

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

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

Clumps As Catalogues

Peter Stubley asks whether CLUMPS as catalogues are 'virtual success or failure?'

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Electronic Publication of Ancient Near Eastern Texts

Charles E. Jones and David Schloen report on a Chicago conference which explored XML tagging for Ancient Near Eastern Texts on the Web.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Digitizing Intellectual Property: The Oxford Scoping Study

Stuart Lee discusses the Mellon Digitization Scoping Study for Oxford University.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

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

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