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This page provides an overview of 421 organisation tags, ordered by trending factor. Column headings allow re-sorting by other criteria. In the expanding tab below you can adjust filters to display sub-sets of organisation tags and narrow the focus to specific organisations of interest (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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sconul

SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries) is the membership organisation for all academic and national libraries in the UK and Ireland. SCONUL was founded in 1950 as the Standing Conference of National and University Libraries. In 1994 when British polytechnics became universities it merged with COPOL, the Council of Polytechnic Librarians, and in 2001 it extended its membership to libraries of Colleges of Higher Education and changed to its current name. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL))

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1.7%.
30 44 20.4

talis

Talis Group Ltd. is a software company based in Birmingham, England that develops a Semantic Web application platform and a suite of applications for the education, research and library sectors. Much of Talis' work now focuses on the transition of information to the web, specifically the Semantic Web and Talis have led much of the debate about how Web 2.0 attitudes affect traditional libraries In March 2011 Talis sold its library management division to Capita Group. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Talis Group)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1.7%.
30 86

uk data archive

The UK Data Archive is a national centre of expertise in data archiving in the United Kingdom (UK). It houses the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the UK. Located in Colchester, the UK Data Archive is a specialist centre of the University of Essex. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and the University of Essex. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: UK Data Archive)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1.7%.
30 56

mpeg

The 'Moving Picture Experts Group' (MPEG) is a working group of experts that was formed by ISO and IEC to set standards for audio and video compression and transmission. It was established in 1988 and its first meeting was in May 1988 in Ottawa, Canada. As of late 2005, MPEG has grown to include approximately 350 members per meeting from various industries, universities, and research institutions. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: MPEG)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1.8%.
31 55

university of essex

The University of Essex is a British campus university with the original and largest campus located near the town of Colchester, England. Established in 1963 and receiving its Royal Charter in 1965. It now consists of 18 main teaching departments and 36 centres and institutes in a wide range of subject areas, including the fields of human rights, law & government. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: University of Essex)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1.8%.
31 43

university of surrey

The University of Surrey is a university located within the county town of Guildford, Surrey in the South East of England. It received its charter on 9 September 1966. The university is a member of the 1994 Group. The Research Assessment Exercise 2001 awarded nine departments at the university 5 or 5* ratings. The university has recently expanded into China by launching the Surrey International Institute with Dongbei University of Finance and Economics. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: University of Surrey)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1.8%.
31 56

eduserv

The Eduserv Foundation was a UK nonprofit educational charity that worked to realise the benefits of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for learners, researchers and the institutions that serve them. The Foundation operated between July 2003 until 2008 during which period it launched a number of programmes of activity including: Eduserv Research Grants; Assistive Technology Licences; Tutor Guides for Vocational Education; and Information Literacy initiatives. The Foundation primarily funded work in the areas of: repositories, metadata and open access; access and identity management; service architectures; effective elearning. The Foundation was part of Eduserv, which is based in Bath, UK, and which continues to carry out research and innovation projects that build on the Foundations work. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Eduserv)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1.8%.
32 106

oxford university press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world. It is a department of the University of Oxford and is governed by a group of 15 academics appointed by the Vice-Chancellor known as the Delegates of the Press. They are headed by the Secretary to the Delegates, who serves as OUP's chief executive and as its major representative on other university bodies. Oxford University has used a similar system to oversee the Press since the 17th century. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Oxford University Press)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1.8%.
32 39

university of the west of england

The University of the West of England (abbrev. UWE, often pronounced "you-we") is a university based in the English city of Bristol. Its main campus is at Frenchay, about five miles (8 km) north of the city centre. With around 30,000 students and 3,000 academic staff, UWE is the larger of the two universities in the city (the longer established University of Bristol has 23,000 students). 86% of students at UWE are from state schools. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: University of the West of England)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1.9%.
33 50

american library association

The American Library Association (ALA) is a non-profit organization based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. It is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 62,000 members. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: American Library Association)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 2%.
35 87 1.1

national science foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. Its medical counterpart is the National Institutes of Health. With an annual budget of about US$6.87 billion (fiscal year 2010), the NSF funds approximately 20% of all federally supported basic research conducted by the United States' colleges and universities. In some fields, such as mathematics, computer science, economics and the social sciences, the NSF is the major source of federal backing. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: National Science Foundation)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 2%.
35 48

cetis

The JISC Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards (JISC CETIS) is a United Kingdom organisation funded by JISC, the Joint Information System Committee of the UK's education funding councils. JISC CETIS is funded and structured in a manner similar to other JISC services such as UKOLN. JISC CETIS is tasked with contributing to and providing information about learning technology with a particular focus on technical interoperability standards relevant to education, such as XML Schemas for educational content, learner information (and eportfolio), learning design, assessment, accessibility and enterprise systems (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: JISC CETIS)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 2.1%.
36 108

oais

An Open Archival Information System (or OAIS) is an archive, consisting of an organization of people and systems, that has accepted the responsibility to preserve information and make it available for a Designated Community. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: OAIS)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 2.1%.
37 134

wellcome trust

The Wellcome Trust was established in 1936 as an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health. With an endowment of around £13.9 billion, it is the United Kingdom's largest non-governmental source of funds for biomedical research. Now in its 75th year, the aim of the Trust is to "achieve extraordinary improvements in health by supporting the brightest minds", and in addition to funding biomedical research it supports the public understanding of science. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: wellcome Trust)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 2.1%.
37 62

national library of australia

The National Library of Australia is the largest reference library of Australia, responsible under the terms of the National Library Act for "maintaining and developing a national collection of library material, including a comprehensive collection of library material relating to Australia and the Australian people." The Library contains a collection totalling 10,416,119 materials (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: National Library of Australia)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 2.2%.
38 93

cerlim

Centre for Research in Library and Information Management (CERLIM) was established in 1993 to undertake research with a practical focus to support operational work in all kinds of library and information services. CERLIM is situated within the Department of Information and Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University and The Information Research Institute (TIRI). (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 2.2%.
39 88

digital preservation coalition

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is a UK-based non-profit limited company which seeks to secure the preservation of digital resources in the UK and internationally to secure the global digital memory and knowledge base. Founded in 2001, the DPC acts a consortium of those organisations interested in the preservation of digital information. Participation in the coalition is open to all sectors including commercial, cultural heritage, educational, governmental, and research bodies. The organisation was established to stop digital historical information disappearing into an electronic black hole. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Digital Preservation Coalition)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 2.2%.
39 183

ims

IMS Global Learning Consortium (usually known as ITIMS or IMS GLC) is a global, nonprofit, member organization that strives to enable the growth and impact of learning technology in the education and corporate learning sectors worldwide. IMS GLC members provide leadership in shaping and growing the learning industry through community development of interoperability and adoption practice standards and recognition of the return on investment from learning and educational technology. Their main activity is to develop interoperability standards and adoption practice standards for distributed learning, some of which like QTI and Content Packaging are very widely used. Although the IMS has produced many good specifications, some criticism of it centers on the fact that, unlike most bodies working in the standards space, it requires large membership fees for organizations or individuals seeking to review or comment on its work. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: IMS Global)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 2.2%.
39 290

university of wales

The University of Wales (Prifysgol Cymru in Welsh) is a confederal university founded in 1893. It has accredited institutions throughout Wales, ranging from the universities Newport, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff and Glyndŵr University, to Lampeter the oldest university in Wales, and other nineteenth-century establishments like Aberystwyth and Bangor. It also accredits courses abroad and has over 100,000 students. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: University of Wales)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 2.2%.
39 63

university of york

The University of York (informally York University, or simply York, occasionally abbreviated as Ebor. for post-nominals), is an academic institution located in the city of York, England. Established in 1963, the campus university has expanded to more than thirty departments and centres, covering a wide range of subjects. In 2003 it attracted the highest research income per capita of any UK university . The university has built a reputation in less than half a century that places it among the top 20 universities in Europe, and the top 90 universities in the world, according to the 2010 QS World University Rankings. In the last Research Assessment Exercise in 2008, York was also named as the 8th best research institution in the United Kingdom. The university was named Sunday Times university of the year in 2003 and Times Higher Education university of the year in 2010. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: University of York)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 2.3%.
40 69


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