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This page provides an overview of 291 articles related to 'identifier', 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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An identifier is a unique expression in a written format either by a code, by numbers or by the combination of both to distinguish variations from one to another among a class of substances, items, or objects. For living organisms and the structural identifications of objects, identifiers could be more complicated. In computer science, Identifiers (IDs) are lexical tokens that name entities. The concept is analogous to that of a "name." Identifiers are used extensively in virtually all information processing systems. Naming entities makes it possible to refer to them, which is essential for any kind of symbolic processing. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Identifier)

Key statistics

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'identifier': 291 (16.7% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'identifier' across all Ariadne articles: 1488
  • Average number of references to 'identifier' per Ariadne article: 5.11
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'identifier': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'identifier': 38.4 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'identifier':

  1. nick nicholas (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. kerry blinco (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. nigel ward (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. philip hunter (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

Planet SOSIG: A Spring-clean for SOSIG: A Systematic Approach to Collection Management

Lesly Huxley, Emma Place, David Boyd, and Phil Cross report on a spring-cleaning exercise for SOSIG using a systematic approach to collection management.

October 2002, issue33, regular column

Planet SOSIG: DESIRE Training for the Distributed Internet Cataloguing Model

Lesly Huxley looks at the work of the project DESIRE: Training for the Distributed Internet Cataloguing Model.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Politically Correct - Editing the Politics Section of SOSIG

Heather Dawson from The British Library of Political and Economic Science talks about her role as a SOSIG Section Editor.

January 1998, issue13, regular column

Planet SOSIG: The New SOSIG Interface

Tracey Hooper describes the new interface and features of SOSIG, the premier Web-based subject gateway for the Social Sciences.

July 1997, issue10, regular column

Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 13

Lyndon Pugh presents the editorial from issue 13 of the print version.

January 1998, issue13, editorial

Progress Towards Addressing Digital Preservation Challenges

Helen Hockx-Yu reports on the 2nd Planets, CASPAR and DPE annual conference, held on 5-6 September 2007 in Lisbon, Portugal.

October 2007, issue53, event report

Public Libraries Corner

Sarah Ormes and David Potts shed light on the what exactly the Networked Policy Taskgroup does.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Public Libraries: 2003, 2004: A Backward Glance and Thoughts on the Future

Penny Garrod looks at some of the broader issues affecting public libraries and information professionals.

January 2004, issue38, regular column

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

RDA: A New International Standard

Ann Chapman describes work on the new cataloguing code, Resource Description and Access (RDA), based on the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR).

October 2006, issue49, feature article

RDF Seminar

Matthew Dovey reports on the RDF seminar held in the Stakis Hotel, Bath.

May 1998, issue15, event report

RDN/LTSN Partnerships: Learning Resource Discovery Based on the LOM and the OAI-PMH

Andy Powell and Phil Barker explore the technical collaboration currently underway between the RDN and the LTSN and describe the RDN/LTSN LOM Application Profile and its use to support resource discovery.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

Realising the Potential of Altmetrics within Institutions

Jean Liu and Euan Adie of Altmetric take a look at the growing presence of altmetrics in universities, and consider some of the potential applications.

March 2014, issue72, feature article

Repositories Support Project Summer School

Jackie Knowles reports on the RSP Summer School, a 48-hour intensive learning programme for new institutional repository administrators, organised by the Repositories Support Project Team.

July 2007, issue52, event report

Repository Fringe 2010

Martin Donnelly (and friends) report on the Repository Fringe "unconference" held at the National e-Science Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, over 2-3 September 2010.

October 2010, issue65, event report

Repository Software Comparison: Building Digital Library Infrastructure at LSE

Ed Fay presents a comparison of repository software that was carried out at LSE in support of digital library infrastructure development.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

Research Libraries and the Power of the Co-operative

John MacColl considers the 'co-operative imperative' upon research libraries, and describes the work which the former Research Libraries Group is undertaking as part of OCLC.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

ResIDe: Electronic Reserve for UK Universities

Tessa Bruce describes an electronic reserve system at the University of the West of England.

July 1996, issue4, project update

Review: The Oxford English Dictionary Online

Pete Cliff previewed the electronic version of this standard reference, and gives a user's verdict.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

Scientific, Industrial, and Cultural Heritage: A Shared Approach

Lorcan Dempsey presents a research framework for libraries, archives and museums prepared for the European Commission.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

SEAMLESS: Introduction to the Project

Mary Rowlatt describes SEAMLESS, the Essex-based project.

March 1999, issue19, feature article

Search Engines: Where We Were, Are Now, and Will Ever Be

Phil Bradley takes a look at the development of search engines over the lifetime of Ariadne and points to what we might anticipate in the years to come.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Search Engines: Why Ask Me, and Does 'X' Mark the Spot?

Phil Bradley takes a look at different versions of Ask to see how it is developing and looks at how it is emerging from its servant roots.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Sense of the South West Conference: Collaboration for Sustainability

Katie Lusty reports on a one-day conference on the sustainability of digitisation projects, held in Bath on 8 October 2004.

October 2004, issue41, event report

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

ShibboLEAP: Seven Libraries and a LEAP of Faith

Martin Moyle introduces the ShibboLEAP Project, a multi-institution Shibboleth adoption in London, and hopes that later adopters will benefit from its findings.

July 2006, issue48, feature article

Shibboleth Installation Workshop

James Sankar and Masha Garibyan report on the first ever Shibboleth Installation Workshop in the UK.

January 2005, issue42, event report

Sun Preservation and Archive Special Interest Group: May 2008 Meeting

Vicky Mays and Ian Dolphin review the Sun Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) meeting held in San Francisco in May 2008.

July 2008, issue56, event report

Supporting Digital Preservation and Asset Management in Institutions

Leona Carpenter describes a JISC development programme tackling the organisational and technical challenges facing Higher and Further Education in the UK.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

Survive or Thrive

Ed Fay reports on a two-day conference organised by UKOLN on behalf of JISC to consider growth and use of digital content on the Web, which was held in Manchester in June 2010.

October 2010, issue65, event report

SUSHI: Delivering Major Benefits to JUSP

Paul Meehan, Paul Needham and Ross MacIntyre explain the enormous time and cost benefits in using SUSHI to support rapid gathering of journal usage reports into the JUSP service.

November 2012, issue70, feature article

Task Force Meeting

Kelly Russell reports on the US CNI Conference.

March 1998, issue14, event report

The 2nd Workshop on the Open Archives Initiative (OAI)

William Nixon and Pauline Simpson report on the meeting held at CERN, Geneva, in October 2002.

January 2003, issue34, event report

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 ARK Project: Analysing Raptor at Kent

Leo Lyons describes how University of Kent librarians are benefitting from Raptor's ability to produce e-resource usage statistics and charts.

November 2012, issue70, feature article

The DARE Chronicle: Open Access to Research Results and Teaching Material in the Netherlands

Leo Waaijers reflects on four years of progress and also looks ahead.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

The Dawning of DARE: A Shared Experience

Annemiek van der Kuil and Martin Feijen describe the first year of the DARE Project and its foundation of the OAI repositories of Dutch academic output.

October 2004, issue41, feature article

The Digital Library and Its Services

Neil Beagrie and Rachel Bruce report on a two-day invitational conference on The Digital Library and its Services sponsored by The British Library, JISC and UKOLN under the aegis of the British Library/JISC Partnership, held in the British Library Conference Centre on over 6-7 March 2006.

April 2006, issue47, event report

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