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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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  • Number of articles referring to 'british library': 270 (15.5% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'british library' across all Ariadne articles: 721
  • Average number of references to 'british library' per Ariadne article: 2.67
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'british library': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'british library': 16.5 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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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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Bernard Naylor: At the Eye of the Internet Storm

Bernard Naylor, the University Librarian at the University of Southampton, describes the information hurricane that is battering the world of Libraries.

January 1996, issue1, feature article

SEREN: Sharing of Educational Resources in an Electronic Network

Ian Lovecy from Bangor University describes SEREN, a project from the Electronic Document Delivery section of the eLib programme. SEREN aims to provide the software to enable the Welsh HE community to maximise use of the library resource-base in Wales before turning to BLDSC and other suppliers.

March 1996, issue2, project update

UC and R Study Conference: Access versus Holdings - A Virtual Impossibility?

Jim Huntingford listens to the 'access verses holdings' debate at the Library Association's University, College and Research group conference.

May 1996, issue3, event report

Are They Being Served?

Lynne Brindley, Chair of JISC's new committee on electronic information, writes on the fundamental issue of networked information user's needs.

July 1996, issue4, feature article

Serving the Arts and Humanities

Dan Greenstein gives an extensive description of AHDS, the Arts and Humanities Data Service: its objectives, organisation, and how the data will be collected, preserved and described..

July 1996, issue4, feature article

Globally Yours

Hazel Gott gives a brief overview of the Follett Lecture Series, where overseas experts in the fields of Library and Information Science speak in various UK locations.

July 1996, issue4, feature article

Libtech '96: eLib goes to Libtech '96

John Kirriemuir gives a brief overview of the eLib presence at the Libtech '96 event.

July 1996, issue4, project update

Centre for Database Access Research (CEDAR): The Huddersfield Connection

Steve Pollitt describes the history and research behind CEDAR, the Centre for Database Access Research, which specialises in work on the design of interfaces for information retrieval systems.

July 1996, issue4, project update

JUGL

Emma Wright put on her woolies and went to Preston to report on the annual JUGL (JANET User Group for Libraries) conference.

July 1996, issue4, event report

Editorial Introduction to Issue 5

The editor introduces Ariadne issue 5.

September 1996, issue5, editorial

PICK: Library and Information Science Resources on the Internet

In 1995, the Thomas Parry Library, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, won funding for PICK, a project to build a gateway to quality resources in the LIS field. Here, Andrew Cox describes this gateway, and reviews the project's achievements at the end of the first year.

September 1996, issue5, project update

NewsAgent for Librarians

Mark Kerr, research assistant on the NewsAgent for Libraries Project, describes a project to build a news and current awareness service for the LIS community.

September 1996, issue5, project update

HELIX

Ruth Glynn outlines the HELIX project, one of the new Images projects from the eLib programme.

September 1996, issue5, project update

The International Institute for Electronic Library Research: A New Kid on the Block

Marilyn Deegan describes the International Institute for Electronic Library Research, a significant new centre of research based at De Montfort University.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Metadata for the Masses

Paul Miller describes Dublin Core and several ideas for how it can be implemented.

September 1996, issue5, tooled up

British Library Corner: Text and the Internet

Graham Jefcoate, a Research Analyst from the British Library Research and Innovation Centre will be writing this regular column for the remaining issues of Ariadne. In this issue, Graham gives us the text of his Libtech talk: Text and the Internet.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Interface: EARL

Derek Law threw down the gauntlet to public libraries in a recent issue of Ariadne. Appropriately, an EARL picked it up. Alison Kilgour reports.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

British Academy Symposium: Information Technology and Scholarly Disciplines

Seamus Ross provides the programme for a symposium which seeks to explore how information technology has affected research in the humanities and social sciences.

September 1996, issue5, news and events

Infopolecon

John Lindsay comments on the evolution of the UK network infrastructure, and the problems arguably generated along the way.

November 1996, issue6, feature article

The BNBMARC Currency Survey

Ann Chapman describes the BNBMARC Currency Survey, a performance measurement survey on the supply of bibliographic records.

November 1996, issue6, project update

Allerton 1996

Clare Davies reports on this years event in an annual conference series addressing user-centred aspects of library and information science.

November 1996, issue6, event report

10th Annual Anglo-Nordic Seminar

Kelly Russell from the eLib programme describes this seminar, which heavily featured speakers and current issues relevant to the UK digital libraries movement.

November 1996, issue6, event report

British Library Corner: Setting Priorities for Digital Library Research, The Beginnings of a Process?

Graham Jefcoate describes the background behind the recently announced British Library Research and Innovation Centre call for proposals in the field of digital library research.

November 1996, issue6, regular column

The British Libraries Private Finance Initiative

The British Library's Digital Library Programme gives Ariadne an exclusive on its Private Finance Initiative.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Public Libraries Corner: Life After the Millenium Bid

After the recent disappointing turn-down of the millenium bid to connect public libraries to the Internet, Sarah Ormes wonders where we go from here.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

COPAC: The New Nationally Accessible Union Catalogue

Shirley Cousins introduces COPAC and discusses some of the issues involved in the ongoing development of a consolidated union OPAC.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

MODELS: MOving to Distributed Environments for Library Services

Rosemary Russell shows how MODELS are built from clumps.

March 1997, issue8, project update

RUDI: Resource for Urban Design Information Services

Alan Reeve maps out a new site in urban design.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Preserving Oral History Recordings

Colin Webb and Kevin Bradley look at some of the practical realities, and implications, of introducing digital technology into the sound preservation functions of the National Library of Australia.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Making a MARC With Dublin Core

Jon Knight revisits his Perl module for processing MARC records that was introduced in the last issue and adds UNIMARC, USMARC and a script that converts Dublin Core metadata into USMARC records.

March 1997, issue8, tooled up

Beyond the Beginning: The Global Digital Library

Hazel Gott introduces a major Digital Library event, taking place this June in London.

March 1997, issue8, event report

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

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

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