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This page provides an overview of 158 articles related to 'web browser', 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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A web browser or Internet browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. An information resource is identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) and may be a web page, image, video, or other piece of content. Hyperlinks present in resources enable users to easily navigate their browsers to related resources. Although browsers are primarily intended to access the World Wide Web, they can also be used to access information provided by Web servers in private networks or files in file systems. Some browsers can also be used to save information resources to file systems. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: web browser)

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Metadata related to 'web browser' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'web browser': 158 (9.1% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'web browser' across all Ariadne articles: 292
  • Average number of references to 'web browser' per Ariadne article: 1.85
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'web browser': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'web browser': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'web browser':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. jon knight (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. martin hamilton (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. richard cameron (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. tracey stanley (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Title Article summary Date

Mapping the JISC IE Service Landscape

Andy Powell provides a graphical representation of how some well-known services, projects and software applications fit within the JISC Information Environment technical architecture.

July 2003, issue36, feature article

Web Focus: WWW 2003 Trip Report

Brian Kelly writes on the recent WWW 2003 conference and outlines some of the latest Web developments.

July 2003, issue36, regular column

Access Management: The Key to a Portal - The Experience of the Subject Portals Project

Francisco Pinto and Michael Fraser report on the experience of the Subject Portals Project.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

Functionality in Digital Annotation: Imitating and Supporting Real-world Annotation

Richard Waller looks at both pre-digital and digital concepts of annotation, with a view to how annotation tools might be used in the subject-gateway environment.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

What Features in a Portal?

Geoff Butters analyses the features found in various types of portal, and includes a comparison with the planned features for the JISC Subject Portals.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

Web Focus: Interfaces to Web Testing Tools

Brian Kelly looks at interfaces to Web testing tools, and in particular at Bookmarklets - simple extensions to browsers which enhance functionality.

January 2003, issue34, tooled up

The Personalisation of the Digital Library

Michelle Perrott and Anne Ramsden report on the Joint Open University - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Seminar on Personalisation and Digital Libraries hosted at the Open University, October 2002.

January 2003, issue34, event report

Book Review: The Library and Information Professional's Guide to Plug-ins and Other Web Browser Tools

Book review by Ruth Martin.

January 2003, issue34, review

Utilizing E-books to Enhance Digital Library Offerings

Shirley Hyatt and Lynn Silipigni Connaway, describe the rationale and background of OCLC's acquisition of netLibrary, the information environment that is being pursued, and the resulting benefits that libraries may experience.

October 2002, issue33, feature article

Web Focus: Let's Get Serious about HTML Standards

Brian Kelly encourages authors to treat compliance with HTML standards seriously.

October 2002, issue33, tooled up

Windows Explorer: The Index Server Companion

Brett Burridge describes the Index Server Companion, an application he has created that allows Microsoft Index Server to index content from remote websites and ODBC databases.

October 2002, issue33, tooled up

Portals, Portals Everywhere

Ian Dolphin, Paul Miller and Robert Sherratt report on two conferences over the summer which explored the progress being made in deploying institutional portals of various forms.

October 2002, issue33, event report

Internet 2 Spring Member Meeting

John Paschoud reports on an Internet2 meeting, Arlington, Virginia, 6th – 8th May 2002, which discussed Networks, Applications and Middleware.

July 2002, issue32, event report

The JISC Information Environment and Web Services

Andy Powell and Liz Lyon look at possible relationships between the Web Services idea and earlier ideas about seamless access to information.

April 2002, issue31, feature article

Search Engines

Phil Bradley's regular column on search engine technology.

April 2002, issue31, regular column

Web Focus: Guidelines for URI Naming Policies

Brian Kelly with some guidelines For URI naming policies in his regular column.

April 2002, issue31, tooled up

Web Focus: Mobile E-Book Readers

Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus, writes about Mobile E-Book Readers in his regular column.

January 2002, issue30, tooled up

Web Watch: Carrying Out Your Own Web Watch Survey

Brian Kelly describes how you can carry out your own WebWatch benchmarking survey across your own community.

October 2001, issue29, tooled up

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG): Vector Graphics for the Web

David Duce discusses the World Wide Web Consortium's Scalable Vector Graphics markup language for 2 dimensional graphics.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

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

Information Skills and the DNER: The INHALE Project

Margaret Weaver describes the work of the Information for Nursing and Health in a Learning Environment (INHALE) Project team.

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

Hylife: Ten Steps to Success

Peter Wynne, Catherine Edwards and Maureen Jackson, on some important aspects of running a Hybrid Library Project.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

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 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

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

Web Focus: The Web On Your Phone and TV

Brian Kelly looks at the Web Beyond the PC.

January 2001, issue26, tooled up

The Klearinghouse: An Inventory of Knowledge Technologies

George Brett discusses part of a model of distributed user support, The Klearinghouse. The National Laboratory for Applied Network Research (NLANR) has been actively supporting high performance applications and networking for the past five years. The Klearinghouse is a next generation effort of the Advanced Applications Clearinghouse which is in the Distributed Applications Support Team of the NLANR.

September 2000, issue25, feature article

ZOPE: Swiss Army Knife for the Web?

Paul Browning looks at this multiple authoring environment.

September 2000, issue25, feature article

Web Focus: Institutional Web Management Workshop - The Joined Up Web

Brian Kelly reports on the "Institutional Web Management Workshop: The Joined-Up Web" event, held in Bath.

September 2000, issue25, tooled up

How the Oxford English Dictionary Went Online

Laura Elliot explains the use of SGML in the management of the OED text.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

Metadata: I Am a Name and a Number

Paul Miller on Digital Object Identifiers.

June 2000, issue24, regular column

Library Resource Sharing and Discovery: Catalogues for the 21st Century

Ariadne reports on the highlights of the recent Glasgow CLUMPS one day conference

June 2000, issue24, event report

Convergence of Electronic Entertainment and Information Systems

John Kirriemuir explores the technology and impact of expanding internet access.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

EPRESS

Stuart Peters on EPRESS text management software tools, currently in development.

March 2000, issue23, 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

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

Windows NT Explorer

Brett Burridge on Internet Information Server (IIS 4.0)

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

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