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This page provides an overview of 299 articles related to 'browser', 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 web browser or Internet browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. An information resource is identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) and may be a web page, image, video, or other piece of content. Hyperlinks present in resources enable users to easily navigate their browsers to related resources. Although browsers are primarily intended to access the World Wide Web, they can also be used to access information provided by Web servers in private networks or files in file systems. Some browsers can also be used to save information resources to file systems. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: web browser)

Key statistics

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'browser': 299 (17.2% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'browser' across all Ariadne articles: 725
  • Average number of references to 'browser' per Ariadne article: 2.42
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'browser': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'browser': 14 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'browser':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. jon knight (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. phil bradley (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. paul browning (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Persistent Identifiers: Considering the Options

Emma Tonkin looks at the current landscape of persistent identifiers, describes several current services, and examines the theoretical background behind their structure and use.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Personalization of Web Services: Opportunities and Challenges

Monica Bonett gives an overview of personalization on the World Wide Web and discusses ideas for development within resource discovery systems.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Piloting Web Conferencing Software: Experiences and Challenges

Julian Prior and Marie Salter report on their experiences piloting Elluminate Live! at the University of Bath.

July 2011, issue67, feature article

Planet SOSIG: A New Internet Role for Europe's Librarians

Emma Worsfold describes the role and purpose of SOSIG, and launches a scheme where European Librarians can participate in adding relevant, quality content to this Social Science Gateway.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Asking Questions - The CASS Social Survey Question Bank

Adam Guy writes about the Question Bank service.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Regard

Sue Timmis introduces REGARD, a new research database now available on the World Wide Web.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Portals, Portals Everywhere

Ian Dolphin, Paul Miller and Robert Sherratt report on two conferences over the summer which explored the progress being made in deploying institutional portals of various forms.

October 2002, issue33, event report

Practical Clumping: Mick Ridley on the BOPAC System

Mick Ridley discusses the BOPAC system.

June 1999, issue20, feature article

Project Patron

Elizabeth Lyon and Jon Maslin describe this JISC eLib Programme project (Performing Arts Teaching Resources Online).

May 1998, issue15, feature article

Putting the UK on the Map

Peter Burden of the University of Wolverhampton's School of Computing and Information Technology describes the history behind his clickable maps of the UK, an essential and well established (though unfunded) resource for quickly locating academic and research Web sites.

September 1996, issue5, project update

QMSearch: A Quality Metrics-aware Search Framework

Aaron Krowne and Urvashi Gadi present a framework which improves searching in the context of scholarly digital libraries by taking a 'quality metrics-aware' approach.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Reaching the OPAC: Java Telnet

Bill Drew writes about accessing his library's OPAC within a web page using Java Telnet. He looks at the need, implementation, problems, and opportunities.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

Reading Van Gogh Online?

Peter Boot shows how log analysis can be employed to assess a site's usability, usage, and users, using the Van Gogh letter edition as an example.

January 2011, issue66, feature article

REDD: Regional Electronic Document Delivery Service

Chris Taylor provides details on an Australian electronic document delivery service that is based on standard Internet protocols.

May 1997, issue9, project update

RepoMMan: Delivering Private Repository Space for Day-to-day Use

Richard Green and Chris Awre describe work undertaken at the University of Hull to place Web services at the heart of its personalised digital repository provision.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

Saving the Sounds of the UK in the UK SoundMap

Maureen Pennock and Chris Clark introduce an innovative initiative from the British Library to map a 12-month soundscape of the UK.

January 2011, issue66, feature article

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG): Vector Graphics for the Web

David Duce discusses the World Wide Web Consortium's Scalable Vector Graphics markup language for 2 dimensional graphics.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Search Engine Corner

Tracey Stanley looks at 'Push', where a network-based service 'pushes' information to your machine, rather than you 'pulling' information from the service.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

Search Engines

Phil Bradley casts his eye over image search engines.

October 2005, issue45, regular column

Search Engines Corner: Alta Vista LiveTopics

Tracey Stanley looks at Live Topics, a more flexible and user-controlled way of searching the Alta Vista Web Page index.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

Search Engines Corner: Meta-search Engines

Tracey Stanley discusses the next level up from conventional search engines in the 'information food chain', which provide a sophisticated approach to searching across a number of databases.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Search Engines Corner: Moving Up the Ranks

Tracey Stanley looks at how search engines rank their results.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

Search Engines: 'Ixquick', a Multi-Search Engine With a Difference

Phil Bradley describes how Ixquick stacks up against the competition.

March 2000, issue23, regular column

Search Engines: Finding Images on the Internet

Phil Bradley offers his latest look at the search engine marketplace.

September 2000, issue25, regular column

Search Engines: New and Developing Search Engines

Phil Bradley looks at some existing search engines and also some new ones to bring you up to date on what is happening in the world of Internet search engines.

October 2004, issue41, regular column

Search Engines: No Longer about Search

Phil Bradley asks 'Is your choice of search engine based on how good it is, or on what else you use?'

January 2005, issue42, regular column

Search Engines: Robots, Spiders and Your Website

Phil Bradley looks at the effect these have on your site's vital statistics.

March 2001, issue27, regular column

Search Engines: The Relevance of Underpants to Searching the Web

Phil Bradley explores search engine ranking techniques.

June 2000, issue24, regular column

Search Engines: The Year 2003 in Perspective

Phil Bradley takes us through the major trends and highlights in the world of search engines over the course of the past year.

January 2004, issue38, regular column

Securing HTML FORMs

Jon Knight discusses some of the options available to the designers and implementors of HTML FORMs for providing authentication of users in a library environment.

September 1996, issue5, tooled up

Serving Services in Web 2.0

Theo van Veen shows with the help of an example, how standardised descriptions of services can help users control the integration of services from different providers.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

SETIS: Electronic Texts at the University of Sydney Library

Creagh Cole describes a project dedicated to providing in-house access to a large number of electronic texts on CD-ROM.

March 1997, issue8, project update

SGML, XML and Databases

Stephen Emmott reports on a one day meeting in London

December 1998, issue18, event report

Software Review: C4U

Andrew Cox and Simon McLean review this web-monitoring software.

October 2001, issue29, review

SOSIG: Social Science Information Gateway

SOSIG was established with funding from the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC). The Electronic Libraries' Programme (eLib) funds a Documentation and Training Officer, Lesly Huxley, under the Access to Networked Resources umbrella to raise awareness of - and train people to use - SOSIG. Here Lesly provides background to the service and describes the Internet for Social Scientists workshops she is running at Universities around the country.

March 1996, issue2, project update

Spotlight on BIDS

BIDS is put under the spotlight by Isobel Stark, a BIDS trainer amongst other things, who gives us her thoughts on one of the UK's most well-known networking services. Linked from this article are responses from BIDS people.

March 1996, issue2, feature article

The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After

Lorcan Dempsey considers how the digital library environment has changed in the ten years since Ariadne was first published.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

The 4th WWW Conference in Boston

Debra Hiom and John Kirriemuir provide an informal report from the "cutting edge" of Web development.

January 1996, issue1, feature article

The Access Catalogue Gateway to Resources

Terry Hanson explores how libraries might develop effective ways of indicating their access arrangements to their users.

May 1998, issue15, feature article

The European Library: Integrated Access to the National Libraries of Europe

Britta Woldering describes the findings of the recently completed EU Project The European Library, focusing on technical solutions and metadata development.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

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