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The Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG) Project pointed to hundreds of resources on subjects ranging from Anthropology to Statistics. To compile SOSIG, all kinds of networked resources worldwide were scanned, including mailing lists and news-groups, guides and catalogues, databases, search tools and other networked services. Only those of high quality and relevance were catalogued and made available via the SOSIG list of quality worldwide resources. A comprehensive list of UK-based resources, with descriptions, was also provided. (Excerpt from this source)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'sosig': 125 (7.2% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'sosig' across all Ariadne articles: 701
  • Average number of references to 'sosig' per Ariadne article: 5.61
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'sosig': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'sosig': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'sosig':

  1. emma place (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. debra hiom (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. lesly huxley (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. emma worsfold (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. david boyd (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Intute Reflections at the End of an Era

Angela Joyce, Linda Kerr, Tim Machin, Paul Meehan and Caroline Williams look back at the history and achievements of Intute, and reflect on lessons learned as the service enters its final year.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

Retrospective on the RDN

Debra Hiom, in the first of a two-part series on the Resource Discovery Network, looks back at the development of the RDN and its activities to date.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

RDN Timeline

Debra Hiom provides a timeline of the RDN's development, which accompanies her main article.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Planet-SOSIG

Flora Watson introduces a new podcasting service from Biz/ed and Angela Joyce reports on the latest developments in the Eurostudies section of SOSIG.

October 2005, issue45, regular column

Supporting Local Data Users in the UK Academic Community

Luis Martinez and Stuart Macdonald discuss the differing areas of expertise within the UK data libraries with particular reference to their relationship with National Data Centres, the role of the Data Information Specialists Committee - UK (DISC-UK) and other information specialists.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

Planet-SOSIG

Emma Place assesses the recent SOSIG Social Science Online seminars, Jacky Clake reports on the ESRC Social Science Week and Debra Hiom updates us on the virtual seminar run by SOSIG as part of Social Science Week.

July 2005, issue44, regular column

Planet-SOSIG

Paul Ayres examines how the SOSIG Subject News blog is keeping users up to date and providing reusable site content at the same time.

April 2005, issue43, regular column

Search Engines: Using the Right Search Engine at the Right Time

Phil Bradley takes a look at which search engines to use depending on what you need to find..

April 2005, issue43, regular column

Planet-SOSIG

Humphrey Southall looks at a new Web site's Vision of Britain while Emma Place examines new changes to the RDN Virtual Training Suite.

January 2005, issue42, regular column

Planet-SOSIG

Angela Joyce shares her personal impressions from the recent European Digital Libraries Conference in Bath; Emma Place introduces a new seminar series to support online information seeking in the social sciences.

October 2004, issue41, regular column

Planet-SOSIG

This month Neil Jacobs introduces a new book for information professionals in the social sciences and Heta Virnes describes her experience of running virtual helpdesks for SOSIG.

July 2004, issue40, regular column

Planet-SOSIG: A Variety of Reports

This month Neil Jacobs reports on updates to the Regard service, Martin Poulter introduces a new Economics Assessment Bank and Emma Place highlights the programme of training and outreach conducted by SOSIG this spring.

April 2004, issue39, regular column

At the Event: The EPrints UK Workshop

Phil Cross, Debra Hiom and Emma Place report on this workshop which was held at the University of Bath in February 2004.

April 2004, issue39, event report

Book Review: Extreme Searchers' Internet Handbook

Verity Brack reviews a book on Internet resources and finds it a useful volume for Internet beginners and Google-centric searchers.

April 2004, issue39, review

The JISC 5/99 Programme: What's in a Number?

Rachel Bruce and Balviar Notay give an overview of the outputs and influences of the JISC 5/99 Learning and Teaching and Infrastructure Programme.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

What the Resource Discovery Network Is Doing for Further Education

Mark Williams highlights some of the services that the RDN provides for the benefit of FE users.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

Towards a User-Centred Approach to Digital Libraries

Ken Eason reports on the five themes in the Digilib Conference, Espoo, Finland.

January 2004, issue38, event report

What's in GEsource for Further Education?

John Blunden-Ellis provides a view of the material available to FE from GEsource, the RDN subject service for geography and environment.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

What's in SOSIG for Further Education?

Emma Place gives an insight into the pitfalls that await new users of the Internet in their search for relevant and quality materials and explains how SOSIG has catered for the needs of both FE students and practitioners.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

Planet SOSIG

Anne Dimond and Angela Joyce send further news from the planet of social sciences.

October 2003, issue37, regular column

ECDL-2003 Conference Notes

Lesly Huxley shares her notes on the European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries.

October 2003, issue37, event report

Planet SOSIG

Debra Hiom highlights some new events, publications and services in the social sciences and Andy Hargrave introduces recent developments for FE in the Bized Service.

July 2003, issue36, regular column

Syndicated Content: It's More Than Just Some File Formats?

Paul Miller takes a look at issues arising from the current enthusiasm for syndicating content to portals or other web sites, and offers some guidelines for good practice.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

Access Management: The Key to a Portal - The Experience of the Subject Portals Project

Francisco Pinto and Michael Fraser report on the experience of the Subject Portals Project.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

Planet SOSIG: Regarding Collaboration, Conferences and Courses

Alejandro Fernandez introduces a new collaborative initiative between the RDN and LTSN, Emma Place reports from the BPS Annual Conference and Neil Jacobs presents a new course for social researchers in Government.

April 2003, issue35, regular column

Sharing History of Science and Medicine Gateway Metadata Using OAI-PMH

David Little outlines the resource sharing arrangements between the MedHist gateway and the Humbul hub, using the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, and some of the issues it has raised.

January 2003, issue34, feature article

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

Planet SOSIG: Social Science Case Studies

Dave Boyd provides an update on SOSIG’s involvement in the new RDN FE case studies project, and on developments within the Geography and Environmental Sciences subject sections.

January 2003, issue34, regular column

EEVL: Search Me!

Roddy MacLeod supplies guidance on the large range of available EEVL search options.

January 2003, issue34, regular column

Editorial Introduction to Issue 33: Exploring the Information Environment

Philip Hunter with the editorial for Ariadne 33.

October 2002, issue33, editorial

Public Libraries: United We Stand

Penny Garrod on current developments in the Public Library world.

October 2002, issue33, regular column

Planet SOSIG: A Spring-clean for SOSIG: A Systematic Approach to Collection Management

Lesly Huxley, Emma Place, David Boyd, and Phil Cross report on a spring-cleaning exercise for SOSIG using a systematic approach to collection management.

October 2002, issue33, regular column

Planet SOSIG

Debra Hiom with a report which covers: the launch of Citizenship Past; a new VTS Tutorial for European Studies; and an update on the SOSIG Portals Project.

July 2002, issue32, regular column

Planet SOSIG

Emma Place and Dave Boyd describe a new feature on SOSIG called 'Experts Choice', and report on upcoming events.

April 2002, issue31, regular column

Building ResourceFinder

Pete Cliff looks at how the RDN has utilised the OAI Metadata Harvesting Protocol.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Subject Portals

Judith Clark describes a three-year project to develop a set of subject portals as part of the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) development programme.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Establishing a Digital Library Centre

John Kirriemuir outlines some of the issues for the establishment of digital library centres in UK Higher Education institutions.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Planet SOSIG: SOSIG Expands into Europe

Louise Woodcock introduces the new European Studies section for SOSIG and Helen Wharam provides an update on the Resource Guide for the Social Sciences.

October 2001, issue29, regular column

Editorial Introduction to Issue 28: Ariadne's Thread

Marieke Napier reviews recent developments on the cultural front and the contents of issue 28.

June 2001, issue28, editorial

Supporting Material for Database Training, or 'Here’s One I Prepared Earlier'

Alison McNab looks at the wealth of resources available for trainers provided by the information service and content providers within JISC-supported services.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

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