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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)

Key statistics

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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Open Journals

Steve Hitchcock describes the Open Journals project. This involves the use of an innovative approach to handling the hyperlinks between Web-based resources, which could have significant implications for on-line journals and publishing.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Opening Up OpenURLs with Autodiscovery

Daniel Chudnov, Richard Cameron, Jeremy Frumkin, Ross Singer and Raymond Yee demonstrate a 'gather locally, share globally' approach to OpenURLs and metadata autodiscovery in scholarly and non-scholarly environments.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

OpenResolver: A Simple OpenURL Resolver

Andy Powell describes UKOLN's OpenResolver, a freely available demonstration OpenURL resolver.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

OSS Inaugural Conference: Open Source Deployment and Development

Sebastian Rahtz and Randy Metcalfe give an overview of the first conference of the Open Source Advisory Service.

January 2004, issue38, event report

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

Piloting Web Conferencing Software: Experiences and Challenges

Julian Prior and Marie Salter report on their experiences piloting Elluminate Live! at the University of Bath.

July 2011, issue67, 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

Planet SOSIG: Regard

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

March 1998, issue14, regular column

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

Project Patron

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

May 1998, issue15, feature article

QMSearch: A Quality Metrics-aware Search Framework

Aaron Krowne and Urvashi Gadi present a framework which improves searching in the context of scholarly digital libraries by taking a 'quality metrics-aware' approach.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

REDD: Regional Electronic Document Delivery Service

Chris Taylor provides details on an Australian electronic document delivery service that is based on standard Internet protocols.

May 1997, issue9, project update

Redeveloping the Loughborough Online Reading List System

Jon Knight, Jason Cooper and Gary Brewerton describe the redevelopment of Loughborough University’s open source reading list system.

July 2012, issue69, 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

Search Engine Corner

Tracey Stanley looks at 'Push', where a network-based service 'pushes' information to your machine, rather than you 'pulling' information from the service.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

Search Engines

Phil Bradley's regular column on search engine technology.

April 2002, issue31, regular column

Search Engines Corner: Alta Vista LiveTopics

Tracey Stanley looks at Live Topics, a more flexible and user-controlled way of searching the Alta Vista Web Page index.

May 1997, issue9, 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

Search Engines Corner: Moving Up the Ranks

Tracey Stanley looks at how search engines rank their results.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

Securing HTML FORMs

Jon Knight discusses some of the options available to the designers and implementors of HTML FORMs for providing authentication of users in a library environment.

September 1996, issue5, tooled up

SETIS: Electronic Texts at the University of Sydney Library

Creagh Cole describes a project dedicated to providing in-house access to a large number of electronic texts on CD-ROM.

March 1997, issue8, project update

SGML, XML and Databases

Stephen Emmott reports on a one day meeting in London

December 1998, issue18, event report

Spotlight on BIDS

BIDS is put under the spotlight by Isobel Stark, a BIDS trainer amongst other things, who gives us her thoughts on one of the UK's most well-known networking services. Linked from this article are responses from BIDS people.

March 1996, issue2, feature article

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

The European Library: Integrated Access to the National Libraries of Europe

Britta Woldering describes the findings of the recently completed EU Project The European Library, focusing on technical solutions and metadata development.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

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

The Good, the Bad and the Useless

Judith Edwards evaluates Internet resources.

July 1998, issue16, feature article

The JISC Annual Conference 2007

Philip Pothen and colleagues provide an overview of the proceedings of this Spring's JISC Annual Conference.

April 2007, issue51, 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

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

The Librarian of Babel: The Key to the Stacks

The Librarian, ably assisted by Mike Holderness, considers one of the obstacles to the unhindered dissemination of human knowledge, and makes a modest proposal.

May 1997, issue9, feature article

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

The Second Life of UK Academics

John Kirriemuir introduces a series of studies investigating how the Second Life environment is being used in UK Higher and Further Education.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

The Wellcome Library, Digital

Christy Henshaw and Robert Kiley describe how the Wellcome Library has transformed its information systems to support mass digitisation of historic collections.

July 2013, issue71, feature article

Towards a Typology for Portals

Paul Miller looks at some of the services we call portals, and argues for better words to describe them.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

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

Unix: What Is mod_perl?

Ian Peacock explains mod_perl technology for supercharging the Apache Server.

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

URL Monitoring Software and Services

Paul Hollands describes and compares tools to help you notice when a Web-based resource has been updated.

May 1996, issue3, tooled up

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

VERITY

Panayiotis Periorellis and Walter Scales writes about the VERITY European Telematics Project.

September 1998, issue17, project update

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