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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': 2.4 (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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Title Article summary Date

Web Watch: A Survey of Links to UK University Web Sites

Brian Kelly reports on the number of links to University web sites.

March 2000, issue23, tooled up

Tiny TV: Streaming Video on the Web

Philip Hunter squints at the world through RealPlayer and MediaPlayer windows.

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

Web Focus: Using the Web to Promote Your Web Site

Brian Kelly expalins how to promote your web site.

December 1999, issue22, tooled up

Windows NT Explorer

Brett Burridge on Internet Information Server (IIS 4.0)

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

Editorial Introduction to Ariadne Issue 20

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 20.

June 1999, issue20, editorial

Milestone for Mailbase: Ten Years Value-Added Service to UK Higher Education

Elaine Blair discusses Mailbase services ten years on.

June 1999, issue20, feature article

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

Web Watch: 404s, What's Missing?

Brian Kelly discusses 404 'not found' messages, and why you don't always get the same one.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Instructional Management Systems

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

March 1999, issue19, feature article

What Is Apache?

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

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

BOBCATSSS 99

Christine Dugdale reports on the BOBCATSSS 99 conference.

March 1999, issue19, event report

Web Focus: The Role of the Web Editor

Brian Kelly asks, does 'web editor' mean Unix guru or an HTML coder?

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Web Focus: Institutional Web Management

Brian Kelly reports on the Netskills Institutional Web Management Workshop held in Newcastle.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 16

Philip Hunter and Bernadette Daly introduce Ariadne issue 16.

July 1998, issue16, editorial

Web Focus: Ways of Exploiting New Technologies

Brian Kelly discusses Intermediaries: Ways Of Exploiting New Technologies.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Showing Robots the Door

Ian Peacock explains how web robot access to your site can be controlled.

May 1998, issue15, tooled up

Planet SOSIG

Lesly Huxley writes about a new Internet service for social scientists.

May 1998, issue15, regular column

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

The Glass of Fashion and the Mould of Form

Annette Lafford reports on the new image for NISS's WWW site.

November 1997, issue12, review

Web Focus Corner: Running an Institutional Web Service

Brian Kelly reports on a workshop on running an institutional web service.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

View from the Hill: Chris Zielinski

John MacColl meets Chris Zielinski, a champion of authors' rights.

July 1997, issue10, regular column

Web Focus: Technical Aspects of Copyright and the Web

Brian Kelly reports on the TALiSMAN seminar: Copyright and the Web.

July 1997, issue10, regular column

OMNI-Corner: Read All about It

OMNI's Sue Welsh looks at the sites which keep you up to date in health and medicine.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

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

MIDAS: Manchester Information, Datasets and Associated Services

Anne McCombe describes a service that provides a wide range of datasets to the wider communities.

January 1997, issue7, project update

Down Your Way: Durham

Paul Miller travels to Durham and reports on a mammoth archival digitisation project.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

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

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

Netskills Corner: Beneath the Surface of Your Web Pages

Brian Kelly looks beneath the surface of HTML pages and provides advice on the design of the underlying directory structure.

September 1996, issue5, tooled up

Wire: Interview with Jasper Tredgold

Jasper Tredgold is put under the virtual spotlight to answer a few questions via email.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Mailbase Reviewed

Terry Hanson reviews the mother of academic mailing list systems in the UK.

May 1996, issue3, feature article

Down Your Way

Alison Kilgour checks out the networking facilities in the Library of York University.

May 1996, issue3, regular column

Down Your Way

Alison Kilgour takes a look at the networking facilities inside Glasgow University Library.

March 1996, issue2, regular column

What's Good and Bad about BUBL

Traugott Koch reviews the Bulletin Board for Libraries (BUBL).

January 1996, issue1, feature article

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