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The verb license or grant licence means to give permission. The noun license (American English) or licence (British English) refers to that permission as well as to the document recording that permission. A license may be granted by a party ("licensor") to another party ("licensee") as an element of an agreement between those parties. A shorthand definition of a license is "an authorization (by the licensor) to use the licensed material (by the licensee)." In particular a license may be issued by authorities, to allow an activity that would otherwise be forbidden. It may require paying a fee and/or proving a capability. The requirement may also serve to keep the authorities informed on a type of activity, and to give them the opportunity to set conditions and limitations. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: License)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'licence': 216 (12.4% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'licence' across all Ariadne articles: 588
  • Average number of references to 'licence' per Ariadne article: 2.72
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'licence': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'licence': 0.2 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'licence':

  1. charles oppenheim (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. mike fraser (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. richard jones (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. randy metcalfe (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. esther hoorn (see articles on this topic by this author)

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View from the Hill

Lyndon Pugh interviews Anne Mumford, head of JISC ASSIST.

May 1998, issue15, regular column

View from the Hill: Anne Dixon

Amy Tucker peers into the future of Physics journal publishing with Anne Dixon

May 1997, issue9, regular column

View from the Hill: Chris Zielinski

John MacColl meets Chris Zielinski, a champion of authors' rights.

July 1997, issue10, regular column

View from the Hill: Internet Cafes

John MacColl orders lunch with a portion of e-mail.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Walk-in Access to e-Resources at the University of Bath

Kate Robinson, Lizz Jennings and Laurence Lockton outline a low-cost solution to walk-in (visitor) access to licensed e-journals, drawing on their practice at the University of Bath with a wiki ERM and OPAC terminals.

July 2012, issue69, tooled up

Web Curator Tool

Philip Beresford tells the story (from The British Library's perspective) of the development of new software to aid all stages of harvesting Web sites for preservation.

January 2007, issue50, feature article

Web Focus: Guidelines for URI Naming Policies

Brian Kelly with some guidelines For URI naming policies in his regular column.

April 2002, issue31, tooled up

Web Focus: Mobile E-Book Readers

Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus, writes about Mobile E-Book Readers in his regular column.

January 2002, issue30, tooled up

Web Focus: Must Email Die?

Brian Kelly recently gave a talk on this subject at the Internet Librarian International 2005 conference. In this article he expands on the talk and revisits the question as to whether email really should disappear.

October 2005, issue45, tooled up

Web Focus: QA Focus Has Finished - Let's Start Embedding QA

Brian Kelly reviews the JISC-funded QA Focus Project and argues that developers should be using quality assurance principles.

October 2004, issue41, tooled up

Web Focus: The Role of the Web Editor

Brian Kelly asks, does 'web editor' mean Unix guru or an HTML coder?

December 1998, issue18, regular column

WebWatch: UK University Search Engines

Brian Kelly explores the search facilities used by UK university Web sites.

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

What Is Apache?

Eddie Young gives the essentials of "Apache", the widely used Unix-based web server software.

March 1999, issue19, tooled up

Wiki Or Won't He? A Tale of Public Sector Wikis

Marieke Guy revisits a topic receiving considerable attention these days and reflects on wiki use by public organisations.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

Windows NT Explorer

Brett Burridge discusses Active Server Pages (ASP) - one of the most useful facilities provided by Windows NT server.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

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

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