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A CD-ROM (acronym of "Compact Disc Read-only memory") is a pre-pressed compact disc that contains data accessible to, but not writable by, a computer for data storage and music playback. The 1985 'Yellow Book' standard developed by Sony and Philips adapted the format to hold any form of binary data. CD-ROMs are popularly used to distribute computer software, including video games and multimedia applications, though any data can be stored (up to the capacity limit of a disc). Some CDs hold both computer data and audio with the latter capable of being played on a CD player, while data (such as software or digital video) is only usable on a computer (such as ISO 9660 format PC CD-ROMs). These are called enhanced CDs. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: CD-ROM)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'cd-rom': 93 (5.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'cd-rom' across all Ariadne articles: 227
  • Average number of references to 'cd-rom' per Ariadne article: 2.44
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'cd-rom': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'cd-rom': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'cd-rom':

  1. jon knight (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. alison kilgour (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. philip hunter (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. clifford lynch (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. sue welsh (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Data Citation and Publication by NERC’s Environmental Data Centres

Sarah Callaghan, Roy Lowry, David Walton and members of the Natural Environment Research Council Science Information Strategy Data Citation and Publication Project team describe their work in NERC’s Environmental Data Centres.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

Book Review: Practical Open Source Software for Libraries

Muhammad Rafiq takes a look at a work on the open source community and open source software.

January 2011, issue66, review

A Pragmatic Approach to Preferred File Formats for Acquisition

Dave Thompson sets out the pragmatic approach to preferred file formats for long-term preservation used at the Wellcome Library.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

Book Review: Ajax in Oracle JDeveloper

Pete Cliff finds aspects of this work useful and interesting, but he also expresses some serious reservations.

October 2009, issue61, review

Book Review: Managing Electronic Government Information in Libraries

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a book which addresses the following question: From e-government to t-government. How will libraries keep up?

April 2009, issue59, review

iPRES 2008

Frances Boyle and Adam Farquhar report on the two-day international conference which was the fifth in the series on digital preservation of digital objects held at the British Library, on 29 - 30 September 2008.

October 2008, issue57, event report

Blogging from the Backroom

Ann Chapman reports on a seminar on blogging, designed for those working in the traditional 'backroom' professions such as cataloguing and indexing, held by the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group in London, on 8 June 2007.

July 2007, issue52, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2007, issue51, news and events

Collecting Born Digital Archives at the Wellcome Library

Chris Hilton and Dave Thompson discuss plans for work with born digital archival material at the Wellcome Library.

January 2007, issue50, feature article

Ebooks in UK Libraries: Where Are We Now?

Penny Garrod brings us up to date on developments in ebooks.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

Editorial Introduction to Issue 36: This Time the Cavalry Showed Up

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 36.

July 2003, issue36, editorial

Domesday Redux: The Rescue of the BBC Domesday Project Videodiscs

Jeffrey Darlington, Andy Finney and Adrian Pearce describe the groundbreaking BBC Domesday Project of 1986, and explain how its unique multimedia collection has been preserved.

July 2003, issue36, feature article

Review: Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Philip Hunter reviews a CD-ROM edition of one of William Blake's most famous works.

July 2003, issue36, review

DELOS CEE Event: Current Trends in Digitisation in Central and Eastern Europe

Philip Hunter reports on this meeting held in snowbound Torun, Poland, 3-4 February 2003.

April 2003, issue35, event report

Utilizing E-books to Enhance Digital Library Offerings

Shirley Hyatt and Lynn Silipigni Connaway, describe the rationale and background of OCLC's acquisition of netLibrary, the information environment that is being pursued, and the resulting benefits that libraries may experience.

October 2002, issue33, feature article

Student Searching Behaviour in the JISC Information Environment

Jill R. Griffiths and Peter Brophy report on work in progress and air some initial findings on the EDNER project, which undertakes evaluation of the developing JISC Information Environment.

October 2002, issue33, feature article

Learning Objects and the Information Environment

Ian Dolphin and Paul Miller discuss the place of Learning Objects in the wider environment of learning.

July 2002, issue32, feature article

Evolution of Portable Electronic Books

Ruth Wilson charts the development of portable electronic book hardware, from the first generation in 1980s to the range of handheld devices available today.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Accessibility: CHI 2001 and Beyond

Leona Carpenter reports on the key issue of accessibility as covered at the Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference held in Seattle, and also provides a round-up of sources of further information.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

The JOIN-UP Programme: Seminar on Linking Technologies

Sandy Shaw reports on a seminar bringing together experts in the field of linking technology for JISC's JOIN-UP Programme.

June 2001, issue28, event report

The Future Is Hybrid: Edinburgh

John MacColl and Philip Hunter report on 'The Future is Hybrid' project day in Edinburgh.

March 2001, issue27, event report

Continuity and Collaboration: The Online Bach Bibliography

Yo Tomita introduces the single most important online resource for the study of the composer J.S. Bach.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Managing Technostress in UK Libraries: A Realistic Guide

Stephen Harper analyses in detail a familiar disease.

September 2000, issue25, feature article

In Vision: The Internet As a Resource for Visually Impaired People

Ann Chapman on the Internet as a resource for visually impaired people: a survey of accessible sites, resources, current research and software.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

A Free ISP from the British Library

Brian Kefford outlines the services available from the British Library.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Web Watch: A Survey of Institutional Web Gateways

Brian Kelly surveys institutional web gateways.

December 1999, issue22, tooled up

VITAL services? Evaluating IT access in Public Libraries

Project officer Juliet Eve discusses the value and impact of end-user IT services in public libraries.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

Windows NT Explorer

Brett Burridge on Internet Information Server (IIS 4.0)

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

SEAMLESS: Introduction to the Project

Mary Rowlatt describes SEAMLESS, the Essex-based project.

March 1999, issue19, feature article

Instructional Management Systems

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

March 1999, issue19, feature article

Minotaur: From Mac to Linux and Back?

Tony Grant on why a former Macintosh fan has fallen for Linux.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

I Have Seen the Future and IT Works

Chris Batt Director of Library Services, Croydon, discusses Information Technology.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Down Your Way: University of Abertay Dundee Library

Ariadne visits the University of Abertay Dundee's new library.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

SGML, XML and Databases

Stephen Emmott reports on a one day meeting in London

December 1998, issue18, event report

VERITY

Panayiotis Periorellis and Walter Scales writes about the VERITY European Telematics Project.

September 1998, issue17, project update

View from the Hill: Mark Clark

Mark Clark risks the longer view.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

Hacking the Net

David Nicholas looks at the Internet phenomenon from the point of view of the Media.

July 1998, issue16, feature article

The Good, the Bad and the Useless

Judith Edwards evaluates Internet resources.

July 1998, issue16, feature article

Public Libraries Corner

Sally Criddle reports on Resurrection: a new life for powerful public libraries.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

A National Co-ordinating Body for Digital Archiving?

David Haynes discusses one possible way forward for ensuring that potentially valued digital materials are preserved for future study and use.

May 1998, issue15, feature article

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