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The British Library is the library of the United Kingdom, and one of the world's largest libraries in terms of total number of items. The library is a major research library, holding over 150 million items from every country in the world, in virtually all known languages and in many formats, both print and digital: books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, videos, play-scripts, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints, drawings. The Library's collections include around 14 million books (second only to the USA's Library of Congress), along with substantial holdings of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 2000 BC. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: British Library)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'british library': 271 (15.5% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'british library' across all Ariadne articles: 722
  • Average number of references to 'british library' per Ariadne article: 2.66
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'british library': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'british library': 1.2 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'british library':

  1. neil beagrie (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. ann chapman (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. philip hunter (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. ronald milne (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. maureen pennock (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Metadata: Image Retrieval

Michael Day reports on combining content-based and metadata-based approaches.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

WebWatch: Conclusions from the WebWatch Project

Brian Kelly sums up conclusions from the WebWatch Project.

March 1999, issue19, tooled up

Knowledge Management

Sheila Corrall asks if 'knowledge management' is a new phrase in place of 'information management', or a new concept altogether.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

CEDARS

Kelly Russell explores the main deliverables of the CEDARS project: recommendations and guidelines, plus practical, robust and scaleable models for establishing distributed digital archives.

December 1998, issue18, project update

Metadata: Cataloguing Theory and Internet Subject-based Information Gateways

Ann Chapman, Michael Day, and Debra Hiom compare library cataloguing concepts and ROADS Template creation.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Public Libraries Corner

Sarah Ormes and David Potts shed light on the what exactly the Networked Policy Taskgroup does.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Why Give It Away?

David Haynes, Elizabeth Lyon and David Streatfield explore the mysteries of devolved budgeting.

September 1998, issue17, feature article

VERITY

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

September 1998, issue17, project update

ILL: Interlibrary Loan Protocol

Lyndon Pugh and Chris Rusbridge on the National Library of Australia's ILL utility.

July 1998, issue16, project update

Information Landscapes

Rosemary Russell, Sally Criddle and Sarah Ormes report on the UKOLN conference held in June 1998.

July 1998, issue16, event report

Electronic Access: Archives in the New Millennium

Michael Day reports from Kew on the Public Record Office view of the Brave New World of online archives.

July 1998, issue16, event report

A National Co-ordinating Body for Digital Archiving?

David Haynes discusses one possible way forward for ensuring that potentially valued digital materials are preserved for future study and use.

May 1998, issue15, feature article

Internet Resources for Older People

Internet resources for older people: Monica Blake describes some findings from the Internet and Older People Project, funded by The British Library Research and Innovation Centre Digital Library Research Programme.

March 1998, issue14, feature article

So What Is So Exciting about LAMDA?

Frederick Friend explains about electronic document delivery in London and Manchester.

March 1998, issue14, project update

Copyright Corner

Charles Oppenheim answers your copyright queries.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Public Libraries Corner: An Internet Open Day

Sally Criddle describes a World Wide Web training event organised by UKOLN and the University of Bath for the 1997 National Libraries Week.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

March 1998, issue14, news and events

What Do National Libraries Do in the Age of the Internet?

Maurice Line, previously a Director General of the British library, ponders upon the questions faced by national libraries.

January 1998, issue13, feature article

The British Library's Digital Libraries Programme

Lyndon Pugh meets with Sue Howley to discuss the British Library's digital research programme.

January 1998, issue13, feature article

Down Your Way: University of Ulster, Coleraine

Isobel Stark investigates University of Ulster, Coleraine.

January 1998, issue13, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Politically Correct - Editing the Politics Section of SOSIG

Heather Dawson from The British Library of Political and Economic Science talks about her role as a SOSIG Section Editor.

January 1998, issue13, regular column

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 1998, issue13, news and events

Old Ghosts Rear Their Heads

Peter Brophy calls for effective use of email.

November 1997, issue12, feature article

The History of History

Stephen Smith explains the background to the relaunch of IHR-Info as HISTORY.

November 1997, issue12, project update

Public Libraries Corner: Soul and Song

Lorcan Dempsey writes about the recent report: New Library: the People's Network.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

Web Focus: WebWatching UK Universities and Colleges

Brian Kelly describes the WebWatch project.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

Theses Unbound

Alason Roberts looks at the use of theses in academic libraries.

September 1997, issue11, feature article

Electronic Document Delivery: A Trial in an Academic Library

In part two of this report, Fiona Williams describes the trials of various electronic document delivery systems in University of Bath Library and Learning Centre over the last few years.

September 1997, issue11, feature article

York Information Connections: An Attempt to Catalogue the Internet

Christine Ellwood and Sarah Thompson outline the rationale behind the approach of the University of York Library to cataloguing Internet resources.

September 1997, issue11, review

Digital Libraries '97

David Nichols reports on the important international conference: Digital Libraries '97.

September 1997, issue11, event report

SIGIR '97

David Nichols reports on the follow-on conference SIGIR '97.

September 1997, issue11, event report

Clifford Lynch in Interview

Clifford Lynch, the Executive Director of CNI, was interviewed by John Kirriemuir at the Metadata: What Is It? workshop on 18 June 1997. Clifford shares some views on mirroring, caching, metadata, Z39.50 and how he sees his role in CNI.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Electronic Document Delivery: A Trial in an Academic Library

In the first of a two-part article, Fiona Williams describes the trials of various electronic document delivery systems in University of Bath Library and Learning Centre over the last few years. A review of the latest trial, between BL Urgent Action Service and TU DELFT, as well as an overall comparison with the Blackwell's Uncover Service will be given in the next issue of Ariadne.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Setting Priorities for Digital Library Research

Graham Jefcoate outlines the rationale of the British Library Research and Innovation Centre's Digital Library Research Programme.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

BUBL : How BUBL Benefits Academic Librarians

Alan Dawson and Jan Simpson take us through BUBL, an old service recently transformed from being Gopher-based to Web-based.

July 1997, issue10, review

Public Libraries Corner: Stories from the Web

Sarah Ormes talks about an exciting new BLRIC funded children's library project.

July 1997, issue10, regular column

Interface: Dennis Nicholson

Chris Bailey finds a crusader at Strathclyde: Dennis Nicholson.

July 1997, issue10, regular column

Minotaur: Metadata -To Be, Or Not to Be (Catalogued)

Gordon Dunsire thinks that all is not rosy in the garden that is metadata, and wonders how it can assist cataloguing in a real-world sense.

July 1997, issue10, regular column

Extending Metadata for Digital Preservation

Michael Day suggests how the concept of metadata could be extended to provide information in the specific field of digital preservation.

May 1997, issue9, tooled up

Public Libraries Corner: MODELS 5 Workshop Report and Futures

Sarah Ormes gives a report on the recent MODELS 5 workshop and its outcomes.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

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