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This page provides an overview of 121 articles related to 'information retrieval', 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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Information retrieval (IR) is the area of study concerned with searching for documents, for information within documents, and for metadata about documents, as well as that of searching structured storage, relational databases, and the World Wide Web. There is overlap in the usage of the terms data retrieval, document retrieval, information retrieval, and text retrieval, but each also has its own body of literature, theory, praxis, and technologies. IR is interdisciplinary, based on computer science, mathematics, library science, information science, information architecture, cognitive psychology, linguistics, and statistics. Automated information retrieval systems are used to reduce what has been called "information overload". Many universities and public libraries use IR systems to provide access to books, journals and other documents. Web search engines are the most visible IR applications. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Information retrieval)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'information retrieval': 121 (7.0% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'information retrieval' across all Ariadne articles: 229
  • Average number of references to 'information retrieval' per Ariadne article: 1.89
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'information retrieval': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'information retrieval': 15.6 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'information retrieval':

  1. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. martin white (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. charles oppenheim (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. conrad taylor (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. david nichols (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Discussions from KIDMM Mash-up Day

In conjunction with his main article on The KIDMM Community's 'MetaKnowledge Mash-up, Conrad Taylor reports on discussions from KIDMM Mash-up Day.

October 2007, issue53, event report

Down Your Way: Edge Hill University

Alison Kilgour checks out the network facilities at Edge Hill College.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Down Your Way: Queen's University Library

Isobel Stark visits the Victorian and 20th-century splendours of the Queen's Univerity, Belfast.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Down Your Way: University of Ulster, Coleraine

Isobel Stark investigates University of Ulster, Coleraine.

January 1998, issue13, regular column

E-books and E-content 2010: Data As Content

Brian Whalley reports on a meeting dealing with academic data management and some JISC projects concerned with institutional responses to the need to manage research data more effectively.

July 2010, issue64, event report

ECDL 2004: A Digital Librarian's Report

Jessie Hey reports on the 8th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries held at the University of Bath in September 2004.

October 2004, issue41, event report

ECDL 2007

Mahendra Mahey, Emma Tonkin and Robert John Robertson report on the 2007 European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, held in Budapest, Hungary, over 16-22 September, 2007.

October 2007, issue53, event report

ECDL2004: 4th International Web Archiving Workshop, September 2004

Michael Day reports on the 4th International Web Archiving Workshop held at the University of Bath in September as part of ECDL 2004.

October 2004, issue41, event report

Editorial Introduction to Issue 34: Cultivating Interoperability and Resource-Sharing

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 34.

January 2003, issue34, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 46: Ten Years of Pathfinding

John MacColl, Lorcan Dempsey and John Kirriemuir reflect in turn on the rationale and history of the founding of Ariadne.

February 2006, issue46, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 68

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne issue 68.

March 2012, issue68, editorial

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

ELVIRA

Tessa Bruce from the ResIDe eLib project describes the recent high profile electronic libraries conference hosted by De Montfort University.

May 1996, issue3, event report

EMTACL12 (Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries)

Sarah Rayner and Olivia Walsby report on a three-day conference on Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries, hosted by NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) in Trondheim, Norway over 1 - 3 October 2012.

November 2012, issue70, event report

Enabling Knowledge Communities

In conjunction with his main article on The KIDMM Community's 'MetaKnowledge Mash-up, Conrad Taylor provides further information about enabling knowledge communities.

October 2007, issue53, event report

ERIMS

Catherine Hanratty issues a call to ERIMS.

January 1997, issue7, project update

Evidence, Value and Impact: The LIS Research Landscape in 2010

Stephanie Kenna reports on the Library and Information Science Research Coalition conference, held at the British Library on 28 June 2010.

July 2010, issue64, event report

Exposing Information Resources for E-learning

Steve Richardson and Andy Powell on Harvesting and searching IMS metadata using both the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, and the Z39.50 Protocol.

January 2003, issue34, feature article

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

Functionality in Digital Annotation: Imitating and Supporting Real-world Annotation

Richard Waller looks at both pre-digital and digital concepts of annotation, with a view to how annotation tools might be used in the subject-gateway environment.

April 2003, issue35, 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

Hybrid Libraries

Stephen Pinfield describes the role of Hybrid Libraries and Clumps

December 1998, issue18, 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

IMPACT Final Conference 2011

Marieke Guy reports on the two-day conference looking at the results of the IMPACT Project in making digitisation and OCR better, faster and cheaper.

March 2012, issue68, event report

Information Skills and the DNER: The INHALE Project

Margaret Weaver describes the work of the Information for Nursing and Health in a Learning Environment (INHALE) Project team.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Institutional Repositories and Their 'Other' Users: Usability Beyond Authors

Dana McKay summarises the literature on the usability of institutional repositories, and points to directions for future work.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

Instructional Management Systems

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

March 1999, issue19, 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

International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) 2012

Anna Mastora and Sarantos Kapidakis report on TPDL 2012 held at Paphos, Cyprus, over 23-27 September 2012.

November 2012, issue70, event report

ISBN-13: New Number on the Block

Ann Chapman outlines the planned changes to the ISBN standard and its impact on the information community and the book trade.

October 2004, issue41, 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

Knowledge Management in the Perseus Digital Library

Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox on the Perseus Project's new knowledge management and digital delivery tools.

September 2000, issue25, feature article

Lessons Learned from Developing and Delivering the BORGES Information Filtering Tool

Alan Smeaton discusses the development and implementation of BORGES, an information filtering service for WWW pages and USENET news.

November 1996, issue6, project update

LinkedUp: Linking Open Data for Education

Marieke Guy, Mathieu d’Aquin, Stefan Dietze, Hendrik Drachsler, Eelco Herder and Elisabetta Parodi describe the activities carried out by the LinkedUp Project looking at the promotion of open data in education.

March 2014, issue72, feature article

Managing Technostress in UK Libraries: A Realistic Guide

Stephen Harper analyses in detail a familiar disease.

September 2000, issue25, feature article

Metadata Corner

Michael Day reports from Tomar, Portugal, on the DELOS6 Workshop.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Metadata: Image Retrieval

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

March 1999, issue19, 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

Net Gains for Digital Researchers

Amy Friedlander, the editor of D-Lib, looks at, and towards, some of the benefits of the Web and digital technology towards how we do and present research.

September 1996, issue5, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2004, issue39, news and events

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