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The term data refers to qualitative or quantitative attributes of a variable or set of variables. Data (plural of "datum") are typically the results of measurements and can be the basis of graphs, images, or observations of a set of variables. Data are often viewed as the lowest level of abstraction from which information and then knowledge are derived. Raw data, i.e. unprocessed data, refers to a collection of numbers, characters, images or other outputs from devices that collect information to convert physical quantities into symbols. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Data)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'data': 990 (56.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'data' across all Ariadne articles: 9371
  • Average number of references to 'data' per Ariadne article: 9.47
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'data': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'data': 3155.2 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'data':

  1. alex ball (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. sarah callaghan (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. marieke guy (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. neil beagrie (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Peculiarities of Digitising Materials from the Collections of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia

Alan Hopkinson and Tigran Zargaryan give an overview of their experience of digitising paper-based materials in the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia including some of the obstacles encountered during image processing and optical character recognition.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa

Monika Elbert, David Fuegi and Ugne Lipeikaite describe the principal findings of the study Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa which served to provide evidence of how public libraries are perceived by their stakeholders.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

Performance and Security: Notes for System Administrators

Performance and Security - Notes for System Administrators: Andy Powell offers some hints and tips on the performance and security aspects of running electronic library services on UNIX based machines.

March 1997, issue8, tooled up

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

Phil Cross presents the first of an occasional series of articles looking at individual subsections within SOSIG. Phil has been the section editor for Environmental Sciences for the past year and gives a description of the types of resources users can expect to find in this rapidly expanding field.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Planet SOSIG

Karen Ford examines The Resource Guide, which aims to provide staff and students in HE with an overview of electronic services.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Planet SOSIG

Heather Dawson with news of the recently merged Social Science Librarians Group.

June 2000, issue24, regular column

Planet SOSIG

Emma Place and Dave Boyd describe a new feature on SOSIG called 'Experts Choice', and report on upcoming events.

April 2002, issue31, regular column

Planet SOSIG

Debra Hiom highlights some new events, publications and services in the social sciences and Andy Hargrave introduces recent developments for FE in the Bized Service.

July 2003, issue36, regular column

Planet SOSIG

Anne Dimond and Angela Joyce send further news from the planet of social sciences.

October 2003, issue37, regular column

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: Asking Questions - The CASS Social Survey Question Bank

Adam Guy writes about the Question Bank service.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Internet Resources for Social Scientists

Pete Maggs discusses finding high-quality Internet resources for social science and methodology, based on his experience as a SOSIG Section Editor.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Keeping Social Scientists Connected

Debra Hiom and Emma Place discuss work to keep social scientists connected.

January 2001, issue26, 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: Regard

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

March 1998, issue14, 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

Planet SOSIG: Welfare Reform Digest

Jennie Grimshaw gives a personal account of the creation of the Welfare reform digest.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

Planet-SOSIG

Angela Joyce shares her personal impressions from the recent European Digital Libraries Conference in Bath; Emma Place introduces a new seminar series to support online information seeking in the social sciences.

October 2004, issue41, regular column

Planet-SOSIG

Humphrey Southall looks at a new Web site's Vision of Britain while Emma Place examines new changes to the RDN Virtual Training Suite.

January 2005, issue42, regular column

Planet-SOSIG

Paul Ayres examines how the SOSIG Subject News blog is keeping users up to date and providing reusable site content at the same time.

April 2005, issue43, regular column

Planet-SOSIG

Emma Place assesses the recent SOSIG Social Science Online seminars, Jacky Clake reports on the ESRC Social Science Week and Debra Hiom updates us on the virtual seminar run by SOSIG as part of Social Science Week.

July 2005, issue44, regular column

Planet-SOSIG

Flora Watson introduces a new podcasting service from Biz/ed and Angela Joyce reports on the latest developments in the Eurostudies section of SOSIG.

October 2005, issue45, 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

Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) Fall Meeting

Paul Walk reports on the Sun-PASIG winter meeting held in Baltimore, USA on 18-20 November 2008.

January 2009, issue58, event report

Preservation of Web Resources: Making a Start

Stephen Emmott reports on a one-day workshop aimed at all those interested in issues relating to institutional Web resource preservation. The event was held by the JISC-PoWR team at the University of London in June 2008.

July 2008, issue56, event report

Preserving Electronic Scholarly Journals: Portico

Eileen Fenton outlines issues relating to the long-term preservation of digital resources and the characteristics of an archival entity responding to this need.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Preserving Oral History Recordings

Colin Webb and Kevin Bradley look at some of the practical realities, and implications, of introducing digital technology into the sound preservation functions of the National Library of Australia.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Print Journals: Fit for the Future?

Do authors choose to appear in print journals for the wrong reasons? Do print journals continue for the wrong reasons? In short, are print research journals a corrupt form of scholarly communication? We asked Fytton Rowland to provide a defence of the traditional scholarly journal. In our next journal we shall provide a perspective from the other side of the debate.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

Product Review: The IPad and the Educator, First Impressions

Brian Whalley reports on his initial impressions of the new Apple iPad in the first three weeks since its release in the USA and what it has to offer the mobile educator.

April 2010, issue63, review

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

Project Patron

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

May 1998, issue15, feature article

Projects Into Services: The UK Experience

Peter Brophy reviews the experience of the UK academic sector in turning digital library projects into sustainable services.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Public Libraries

Penny Garrod gives her view of day two of the Public Library Authorities Conference 2003

October 2003, issue37, regular column

Public Libraries Corner: A Public Library Metadata Initiative

Sally Criddle introduces an initiative to extend current developments in the use of metadata to the public library community.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Public Libraries Corner: Internet Activity in Public Libraries

Sarah Ormes on Internet activity in the Public Libraries domain.

May 1996, issue3, regular column

Public Libraries Corner: Life After the Millenium Bid

After the recent disappointing turn-down of the millenium bid to connect public libraries to the Internet, Sarah Ormes wonders where we go from here.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Public Libraries, Public Support? the Mission Behind Buildings, Books and Bytes

Laura Weiss outlines a major American survey that looked at the disparity between key librarians views of the future, and what the public who used those libraries really wanted.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

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