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This page provides an overview of 3 articles related to 'cd-rom', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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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

Internet Resources for Older People

Internet resources for older people: Monica Blake describes some findings from the Internet and Older People Project, funded by The British Library Research and Innovation Centre Digital Library Research Programme.

March 1998, issue14, feature article

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

March 1998, issue14, news and events

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