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This page provides an overview of 199 articles related to 'web services', 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 service is a method of communication between two electronic devices over a network. The W3C defines a "web service" as "a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network. It has an interface described in a machine-processable format (specifically Web Services Description Language WSDL). Other systems interact with the web service in a manner prescribed by its description using SOAP messages, typically conveyed using HTTP with an XML serialization in conjunction with other Web-related standards." The W3C also states, "We can identify two major classes of web services, REST-compliant Web services, in which the primary purpose of the service is to manipulate XML representations of Web resources using a uniform set of "stateless" operations; and arbitrary Web services, in which the service may expose an arbitrary set of operations. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Web service)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'web services': 199 (11.4% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'web services' across all Ariadne articles: 659
  • Average number of references to 'web services' per Ariadne article: 3.31
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'web services': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'web services': 0.2 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'web services':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. tracy gardner (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. shirley keane (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. liz lyon (see articles on this topic by this author)

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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 33: Exploring the Information Environment

Philip Hunter with the editorial for Ariadne 33.

October 2002, issue33, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 40: Horses for Courses

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 40.

July 2004, issue40, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 48: Extended Family Net Works

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne 48.

July 2006, issue48, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 57:Achieving the Balance

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 57.

October 2008, issue57, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 67: Changes Afoot

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 67.

July 2011, issue67, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 70

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne Issue 70.

November 2012, issue70, editorial

Eduserv Symposium 2010: The Mobile University

Shailey Minocha reflects on the one-day symposium organised by Eduserv in May 2010. The aim of the event was to discuss whether and how mobile technology will play a significant role in the delivery of UK Higher Education in the future.

July 2010, issue64, event report

EEVL News: EEVL Update

Roddy MacLeod and Agnes Guyon look at some recent developments to the EEVL service.

October 2004, issue41, regular column

EEVL News: EEVL, VLEs, Institutional and Library Portals

Malcolm Moffat discusses the use of EEVL functionality in VLEs and Portals.

April 2004, issue39, regular column

Electronic Theses and Dissertations: A Strategy for the UK

by John MacColl considers a strategy for electronic theses and dissertations in the United Kingdom.

July 2002, issue32, feature article

ePrints UK: Developing a National E-prints Archive

Ruth Martin describes the technical work of the ePrints UK project, and outlines the non-technical issues that must also be addressed if the project is to deliver a national e-prints service

April 2003, issue35, feature article

eResearch Australasia 2008

Tobias Blanke, Ann Borda, Gaby Bright and Bridget Soulsby report on the annual eResearch Australasia Conference, held in Melbourne, Australia, 29 September - 3 October, 2008.

October 2008, issue57, event report

eSciDoc Days 2011: The Challenges for Collaborative eResearch Environments

Ute Rusnak reports on the fourth in a series of two-day conferences called eSciDoc Days, organised by FIZ Karlsruhe and the Max Planck Digital Library in Berlin over 26-27 October 2011.

March 2012, issue68, event report

EThOS: from Project to Service

Jill Russell describes the impact the new Electronic Theses Online Service is making on the availability of UK doctoral theses.

April 2009, issue59, feature article

Fedora Users Conference

Chris Awre and Richard Green report from the Fedora Users Conference, a two-day meeting for users of the open source Fedora repository system held at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, over 19-20 June 2006.

July 2006, issue48, event report

Folksonomies: The Fall and Rise of Plain-text Tagging

Emma Tonkin suggests that rising new ideas are often on their second circuit - and none the worse for that.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Framework for the Future: Access to Digital Skills and Services (Including e-Government)

Penny Garrod examines further this government blueprint and argues that some have to walk before they can run.

July 2003, issue36, regular column

Get Tooled Up: SeeAlso: A Simple Linkserver Protocol

Jakob Voss combines OpenSearch and unAPI to enrich catalogues.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

Get Tooled Up: Xerxes at Royal Holloway, University of London

Anna Grigson, Peter Kiely, Graham Seaman and Tim Wales describe the implementation of an open source front end to the MetaLib federated search tool.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

Googlepository and the University Library

Sue Manuel and Charles Oppenheim discuss the concept of Google as a repository within the wider context of resource management and provision in Further and Higher Education.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

How to Grow Gossamer and Keep It Untangled

George Munroe describes the experiences in establishing a large institutional web site.

November 1996, issue6, feature article

Hyper Clumps, Mini Clumps and National Catalogues: Resource Discovery for the 21st Century

John Gilby reports on a one-day conference about resource discovery, held at the British Library Conference Centre, London in November.

January 2005, issue42, event report

Implementing Ex Libris's PRIMO at the University of East Anglia

Nick Lewis outlines the University of East Anglia's experience of implementing Ex Libris's Primo, a new search and retrieval interface for presenting the library catalogue and institutional databases and e-resources.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

Institutional Web Management Workshop 2008: The Great Debate

Adrian Tribe reports on a three-day conference designed for professionals involved in the provision of institutional Web services, organised by UKOLN and held at King's College, University of Aberdeen in July 2008.

July 2008, issue56, event report

Institutional Web Management Workshop 2010

Keith Doyle provides a personal perspective on a conference organised by UKOLN for those involved in the provision of institutional Web services.

July 2010, issue64, event report

Instructional Management Systems

John MacColl explores the IMS concept in the context of the SELLIC project.

March 1999, issue19, feature article

Integration and Impact: The JISC Annual Conference

Marieke Guy has collated reports on sessions from the JISC Annual Conference held in Birmingham.

July 2005, issue44, event report

Interface Miriam Drake: A Rainy Night in Georgia?

The Library is still busy, as Miriam Drake explains to Alison Kilgour.

November 1996, issue6, regular column

Introducing UnAPI

Dan Chudnov and a team of colleagues describe unAPI, a tiny HTTP API for serving information objects in next-generation Web applications.

July 2006, issue48, feature article

Introducing Web Focus

UK Web Focus - a strange job title. What is it? What does it do? In this article Brian Kelly describes his role as UK Web Focus, his previous involvement with the Web and his work as the JISC representative on the World Wide Web Consortium.

March 1997, issue8, tooled up

Intute: The New Best of the Web

Caroline Williams describes Intute in the context of the online information environment and outlines aspirations for the future.

July 2006, issue48, feature article

IT for Me: Getting Personal in South Yorkshire Public Libraries

Liz Pearce and Neil Smith introduce the IT for Me Project which aims to provide personalised access to online resources in South Yorkshire's public libraries.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

IWMW 2005

Miles Banbery reports on the 9th Institutional Web Management Workshop held at the University of Manchester, UK, over 6-8 July 2005.

July 2005, issue44, event report

IWMW 2006: Quality Matters

Adrian Stevenson reports on the 10th Institutional Web Management Workshop held at the University of Bath over 14-16 June 2006.

July 2006, issue48, event report

IWMW 2007: Next Steps for the Web Management Community

Shirley Keane reports on the wide range of presentations given at this year's Institutional Web Management Workshop.

July 2007, issue52, event report

JournalsOnline: The Online Journal Solution

Jane Henley and Sarah Thompson look at the BIDS JournalsOnline service and its commercial competitors.

November 1997, issue12, feature article

Learning to YODL: Building York's Digital Library

Peri Stracchino and Yankui Feng describe a year's progress in building the digital library infrastructure outlined by Julie Allinson and Elizabeth Harbord in their article last issue.

October 2009, issue61, feature article

Library Systems: Synthesise, Specialise, Mobilise

Robin Murray examines how the changing landscape for library systems is altering their service model.

July 2006, issue48, feature article

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