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  • Number of articles referring to 'oclc': 138 (7.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'oclc' across all Ariadne articles: 344
  • Average number of references to 'oclc' per Ariadne article: 2.49
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'oclc': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'oclc': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'oclc':

  1. john maccoll (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. lynn silipigni connaway (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. shirley hyatt (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. shirley keane (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. paul miller (see articles on this topic by this author)

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The 4th WWW Conference in Boston

Debra Hiom and John Kirriemuir provide an informal report from the "cutting edge" of Web development.

January 1996, issue1, feature article

What's Good and Bad about BUBL

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

January 1996, issue1, feature article

Down Your Way

Loughborough University has a reputation for technological excellence. Its Information Service was revamped last year, and is becoming increasingly dependent upon the Internet. Alison Kilgour reports.

January 1996, issue1, regular column

Wire: Email Interview with Traugott Koch

Traugott Koch submits to an interview by email.

January 1996, issue1, regular column

Down Your Way

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

March 1996, issue2, regular column

Meta Detectors

Lorcan Dempsey talks about metadata and the development of resource discovery services in the UK.

May 1996, issue3, feature article

ROADS: Resource Organisation and Discovery in Subject-Based Services

Rachel Heery, the ROADS Research Officer, describes this project from the Access to Network Resources area of the Electronic Libraries Programme. The deliverables of this project will constitute a large portion of the underlying software for most of the other projects in the same programme area, as well as other eLib and non-eLib projects, and therefore is one of the more crucial facets of the overall programme.

May 1996, issue3, project update

Netskills Corner: Fifth WWW Conference, Paris

Brian Kelly undertakes the arduous task of attending the 5th WWW Conference in Paris (is there a 'smiley' for 'green with envy'?).

May 1996, issue3, tooled up

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

Metadata for the Masses

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

September 1996, issue5, tooled up

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

EDINA: WWW, Z39.50 and All That!

Peter Burnhill gives a briefing note on what EDINA and the Data Library are doing about the World Wide Web (W) and the Z39.50 Protocol (Z).

November 1996, issue6, project update

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

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

Promoting the Internet to Staff at a UK University

Paul Hollands is the human part of a project to promote the use of Internet based information services among teaching and research staff at the university; in his own words, this is how the project has progressed to date.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

Formats for the Electronic Library

Judith Wusteman describes the document formats used in electronic serials.

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

Down Under With the Dublin Core

Paul Miller and Tony Gill offer a view of the recent Dublin Core metadata workshop in the Australian capital, Canberra.

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

Wire: Interview Via Email With Jon Knight and Martin Hamilton

In this interview we question Knight and Martin Hamilton and present their replies.

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 Journals: Problem Or Panacea?

Judith Edwards outlines some of the problems faced by academia in the acquisition and provision of electronic journals.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

A Digital Library Showcase and Support Service - the Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE

Roy Tennant describes a resource used to create digital libraries and services, and to help others do the same.

July 1997, issue10, review

NISS: National Information Services and Systems

Annette Lafford and Oren Stone talk us through NISS, one of the major sources of on-line information for academics and librarians

July 1997, issue10, review

Theses Unbound

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

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

Cataloguing Electronic Sources

Jackie Hwang, Team Leader, Bibliographic Services, surveys progress so far at Information Services, University of Birmingham.

September 1997, issue11, review

Metadata Corner: Naming Names - Metadata Registries

Rachel Heery examines metadata issues.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

SIGIR '97

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

September 1997, issue11, event report

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

Are Print Journals Dinosaurs?

Tony Kidd wonders if he and and his kind are palæontologists.

November 1997, issue12, feature article

Metadata Corner: DC5 - the Search for Santa

Tony Gill and Paul Miller's report from the 5th Dublin Core metdata conference in Helsinki.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

Minotaur

Robin Alston replies to issue Ariadne 13's Minotaur, by Louis Schmier.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Task Force Meeting

Kelly Russell reports on the US CNI Conference.

March 1998, issue14, event report

ALA '98

Ian Winship reports on electronic library related activity at this year's American Library Association Conference in Washington D.C.

September 1998, issue17, event report

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

What Is a URI?

Ian Peacock explains 'URI' in plain English.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

The Web Editor: 'Abzu and Beyond'

Charles Jones muses on the history of the Internet presence of the University of Chicago Oriental Institute.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

So You Want to Build a Union Catalogue?

Matthew Dovey looks at various models of virtual union catalogues in addition to those adopted by the clump projects, and other models of physical catalogues.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

I Say What I Mean, but Do I Mean What I Say?

Paul Miller reports on the latest MODELS workshop, and looks at the need for controlled terminologies and thesauri.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

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