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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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A Knight's Tale: Networked CD-ROM Redirectors

Jon Knight describes how MSCDEX.EXE and networked CD-ROM redirectors can introduce difficulties when using Windows 95 and NT to provide access to library CD-ROMs.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Cashing in on Caching

Jon Knight and Martin Hamilton describe Caching, possibly the most crucial tool available to frequent Web users, and point out why libraries should be aware of it.

July 1996, issue4, tooled up

From the Trenches: Network Services on a Shoestring

Jon Knight describes how Linux is a cheap and useful operating system for library systems units and the like.

March 1996, issue2, tooled up

From the Trenches: Networking (Notworking?) CD-ROMS

Jon Knight on the perils and problems of networking CD ROMs.

May 1996, issue3, tooled up

Intranets

Jon Knight investigates what is meant by the current buzzword intranet and looks at how it may be applied in a library environment. A suggestion for a low cost entry level intranet solution is also given.

November 1996, issue6, tooled up

Knight's Tale: The Hybrid Library - Books and Bytes

Jon Knight gives his personal view on the fashionable concept of a 'hybrid library'.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

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

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