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Authentication is the act of confirming the truth of an attribute of a datum or entity. This might involve confirming the identity of a person, tracing the origins of an artifact, ensuring that a product is what its packaging and labeling claims to be, or assuring that a computer program is a trusted one. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Authentication)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'authentication': 178 (10.2% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'authentication' across all Ariadne articles: 436
  • Average number of references to 'authentication' per Ariadne article: 2.45
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'authentication': 1996-03
  • Trending factor of 'authentication': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'authentication':

  1. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. jon knight (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. ruth jenkins (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. lorcan dempsey (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. francisco pinto (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Netskills Corner: NCSA Mosaic Web Browser

In this Netskills Corner, Brian Kelly describes a UK-Wide collaborative (combined directional Web and IRC chat-like system) meeting.

March 1996, issue2, 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

Are They Being Served?

Lynne Brindley, Chair of JISC's new committee on electronic information, writes on the fundamental issue of networked information user's needs.

July 1996, issue4, feature article

Lotus Eaters On-Line: Forming an Alliance Between Groupware and the Web in a Pre-Prints System

Dan Fleming, co-director of the eLib 'Formations' project and lecturer in media studies at the University of Ulster, looks at some of the issues involved in adding value to a pre-prints system by using groupware such as Lotus Notes.

September 1996, issue5, project update

DESIRE: Development of a European Service for Information on Research and Education

Klaas Wierenga, the director of DESIRE, describes this pan-European project in which the academic network services of the UK have a large stake.

September 1996, issue5, project update

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

ILRT: The Institute for Learning and Research Technology

Gillian Austen, External Relations Manager at the recently founded Institute for Learning and Research Technology at the University of Bristol, gives an overview of its structure and objectives.

November 1996, issue6, project update

Elib Technical Issues Concertation Day

Clare McClean describes a day given over to the more technical issues arising from the Electronic Libraries Programme.

November 1996, issue6, event report

Displaying SGML Documents on the World Wide Web

David Houghton discusses a method by which documents marked up using Standard Generalised Markup Language (SGML) can be used to generate a database for use in conjunction with the World Wide Web.

November 1996, issue6, tooled up

Networking Moving Images

Anne Mumford summarises the meeting organised by the British Universities Film and Video Council at the National Film Theatre on 18 December 1996, which looked into the problems and issues surrounding using academic networks for multimedia applications.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

Controlling Access in the Electronic Library

Andy Powell and Mark Gillet discuss methods of electronic authentication.

January 1997, issue7, tooled up

The Resource Discovery Project

As Renato Iannella shows, the Resource Discovery project at the DSTC in Australia is investigating issues to do with information discovery and access across large heterogeneous networks.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Extending Metadata for Digital Preservation

Michael Day suggests how the concept of metadata could be extended to provide information in the specific field of digital preservation.

May 1997, issue9, tooled up

Public Libraries Corner: MODELS 5 Workshop Report and Futures

Sarah Ormes gives a report on the recent MODELS 5 workshop and its outcomes.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

Clifford Lynch in Interview

Clifford Lynch, the Executive Director of CNI, was interviewed by John Kirriemuir at the Metadata: What Is It? workshop on 18 June 1997. Clifford shares some views on mirroring, caching, metadata, Z39.50 and how he sees his role in CNI.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Copyright Management Technologies: The Key to Unlocking Digital Works?

Anne Ramsden brings us up to date with current developments in copyright management technology

July 1997, issue10, feature article

ACORN Implemented

Jon Knight and Richard Goodman describe the technical implementation of the ACORN system.

July 1997, issue10, project update

ERCOMS

The ERCOMS team explain the intricacies of their Electronic Reserve Copyright Management System project.

July 1997, issue10, project update

The Library Association Web Site

Alan Cooper and Finbarr Joy talk about the past, present and future of the Library Association Web Site.

July 1997, issue10, review

JournalsOnline: The Online Journal Solution

Jane Henley and Sarah Thompson look at the BIDS JournalsOnline service and its commercial competitors.

November 1997, issue12, feature article

The Glass of Fashion and the Mould of Form

Annette Lafford reports on the new image for NISS's WWW site.

November 1997, issue12, review

Consortium and Site Licensing

Jim Huntingford reports from the Consortium and Site Licensing Seminar organised by the United Kingdom Serials Group.

November 1997, issue12, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

November 1997, issue12, news and events

Metadata Corner: CrossROADS and Interoperability

Michael Day, Rachel Heery and Andy Powell report on work in progress on enhancements to the ROADS software.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Showing Robots the Door

Ian Peacock explains how web robot access to your site can be controlled.

May 1998, issue15, tooled up

Project Builder

Stephen Pinfield outlines the aims of Project Builder, a phase-3 eLib project.

May 1998, issue15, project update

Metadata: BIBLINK.Checksum

Ian Peacock and Andy Powell describe a proposed algorithm for calculating a checksum for Web pages.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

View from the Hill: Mark Clark

Mark Clark risks the longer view.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

DiLIS

Debbie Lock introduces a new service, Distance Learners Information Service (DiLIS), from the University of Surrey Library and Information Services.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Hybrid Libraries

Stephen Pinfield describes the role of Hybrid Libraries and Clumps

December 1998, issue18, feature article

The ExamNet Project at De Montfort University

David James Houghton introduces the ExamNet Project, which offers access to past De Montfort University examination papers in electronic form.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

BIDS Begets Ingenta

The University of Bath concluded an agreement to sign over the ownership of BIDS to a new organisation known as ingenta ltd, while still retaining a substantial share. Terry Morrow looks at the implications of the change, and reviews the latest developments in the services offered.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

December 1998, issue18, news and events

ECMS: Electronic Copyright Management Systems

Pedro Isaias considers Electronic Copyright Management Systems (ECMS).

June 1999, issue20, feature article

Tolimac: 'Smart Card People Are Happy People'

Sally Rumsey explains a pilot electronic document delivery service at the University of Surrey Library.

June 1999, issue20, feature article

Public Libraries: Virtual Library - False Dawn?

Frank Webster and Lorcan Dempsey exchange views on virtual libraries.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

JISC Content: NESLI Implications Outside the HE Community

Alicia Wise discusses NESLI.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

JISC ASSIST

Jane Williams on the JISC awareness unit.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Z39.50 for All

Paul Miller looks at the Z39.50 standard and attempts to extract some meaning from the mass of associated literature.

September 1999, issue21, feature article

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