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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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ECDL-2003 Conference Notes

Lesly Huxley shares her notes on the European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries.

October 2003, issue37, event report

ECDL-2003 Web Archiving

Michael Day reports on the 3rd ECDL Workshop on Web Archives held in Trondheim, August 2003.

October 2003, issue37, event report

ECDL2004: 4th International Web Archiving Workshop, September 2004

Michael Day reports on the 4th International Web Archiving Workshop held at the University of Bath in September as part of ECDL 2004.

October 2004, issue41, event report

ECLAP 2013: Information Technologies for Performing Arts, Media Access and Entertainment

Marieke Guy reports on the second international conference held by ECLAP, the e-library for performing arts.

July 2013, issue71, event report

ECMS: Electronic Copyright Management Systems

Pedro Isaias considers Electronic Copyright Management Systems (ECMS).

June 1999, issue20, 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

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

EDDIS

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

March 1998, issue14, project update

EDINA: WWW, Z39.50 and All That!

Peter Burnhill gives a briefing note on what EDINA and the Data Library are doing about the World Wide Web (W) and the Z39.50 Protocol (Z).

November 1996, issue6, project update

Editorial Introduction to Ariadne Issue 20

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 20.

June 1999, issue20, editorial

Editorial introduction to Issue 19: Ariadne's Thread

Philip Hunter and Bernadette Daly introduce the articles for Ariadne issue 19.

March 1999, issue19, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 23: Ariadne's Thread

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 23.

March 2000, issue23, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 25: Beyond the Web Site

Philip Hunter on the contents of Ariadne issue 25 and recent developments in the world of Digital Library initiatives.

September 2000, issue25, editorial

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

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

Editorial Introduction to Issue 3

John Kirriemuir, Editor, introduces the Web version of Ariadne.

May 1996, issue3, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 31: An E-prints Revolution?

Philip Hunter with the editorial for Ariadne issue 31.

April 2002, issue31, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 32: The Grid -The Web Twenty Years On?

Philip Hunter with the editorial for Ariadne issue 32.

July 2002, issue32, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 36: This Time the Cavalry Showed Up

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 36.

July 2003, issue36, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 37: Monocultures Threaten More Than Species

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue issue 37.

October 2003, issue37, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 38: The Quality of Metadata Is Not Strained

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 38.

January 2004, issue38, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 41: Forces in Train

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne 41.

October 2004, issue41, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 42: Less Could Mean More

Richard Waller provides an editorial introduction to Ariadne issue 42.

January 2005, issue42, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 43: When Technology Alone Is Not Enough

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 43.

April 2005, issue43, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 46: Ten Years of Pathfinding

John MacColl, Lorcan Dempsey and John Kirriemuir reflect in turn on the rationale and history of the founding of Ariadne.

February 2006, issue46, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 50: Side-Stepping Babel

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne 50.

January 2007, issue50, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 51: Democratising Cultural Heritage

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne 51.

April 2007, issue51, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 52: The New Invisible Industry

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 52.

July 2007, issue52, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 55: Digital Lives, Digital Values

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 55.

April 2008, issue55, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 56: More Light Than Heat

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 56.

July 2008, issue56, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 58: People Still Matter

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 58.

January 2009, issue58, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 59: The Loneliness of the Long-distance Worker

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 59.

April 2009, issue59, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 61: The Double-edged Web

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 61.

October 2009, issue61, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 62: The Wisdom of Communities

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 62.

January 2010, issue62, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 63: Consider the Users in the Field

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 63.

April 2010, issue63, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 64: Supporting the Power of Research Data

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 64.

July 2010, issue64, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 65: Ariadne in Search of Your Views

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 65.

October 2010, issue65, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 66: Sanity Check

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 66.

January 2011, issue66, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 67: Changes Afoot

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 67.

July 2011, issue67, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 68

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne issue 68.

March 2012, issue68, editorial

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