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This page provides an overview of 992 articles related to 'data', 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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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': 992 (56.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'data' across all Ariadne articles: 9403
  • Average number of references to 'data' per Ariadne article: 9.48
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'data': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'data': 384 (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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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

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

Wire: Interview Via Email With Jon Knight and Martin Hamilton

In this interview we question Knight and Martin Hamilton and present their replies.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

Around the Table: Social Sciences

Debra Hiom from SOSIG takes us on a guided tour of major Internet-based Social Science resources.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

Elvira 4: May 1997, Milton Keynes

Ian Bloor reports on the recently held Elvira (Electronic Library and Visual Information Research) event.

May 1997, issue9, event report

Formats for the Electronic Library

Judith Wusteman describes the document formats used in electronic serials.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

COPAC: The New Nationally Accessible Union Catalogue

Shirley Cousins introduces COPAC and discusses some of the issues involved in the ongoing development of a consolidated union OPAC.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

MODELS: MOving to Distributed Environments for Library Services

Rosemary Russell shows how MODELS are built from clumps.

March 1997, issue8, project update

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

Monash University Electronic Reserve Project

Hans W. Groenewegen, Debbie Hedger and Iris Radulescu describe Monash University's Electronic Reserve Project which is at the core of the electronic library project at the University's new Berwick campus.

March 1997, issue8, project update

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

Australian Co-operative Digitisation Project, 1840-45

Ross Coleman describes a project which will create a unique research infrastructure in Australian studies through the digital conversion of Australian serials and fiction of the seminal period 1840-45.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Making a MARC With Dublin Core

Jon Knight revisits his Perl module for processing MARC records that was introduced in the last issue and adds UNIMARC, USMARC and a script that converts Dublin Core metadata into USMARC records.

March 1997, issue8, tooled up

From MERCI to DESIRE: European Digital Library Projects

Dave Hartland writes the Netskills Corner column for this edition. In it, he provides a brief overview of some of the EU-funded Telematics for Research projects.

March 1997, issue8, tooled up

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

Wire: Interview with Icarus Sparry

In his own words, Icarus Sparry tells us how what he is doing at the University of Bath, as well as revealing his own opinions on various aspects of networking, such as firewalls and network charging.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

View from the Hill - Jon Ferguy

Do networks play any part in the making of films? Isobel Stark is shaken (not stirred) when she finds out more from Jon Ferguy.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

Around the Table – Engineering

Roddy MacLeod casts an EEVL eye over engineering resources.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

Down Under With the Dublin Core

Paul Miller and Tony Gill offer a view of the recent Dublin Core metadata workshop in the Australian capital, Canberra.

March 1997, issue8, event report

OMNI Seminar

Debra Hiom reports from the second annual OMNI seminar.

January 1997, issue7, event report

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

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

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

Biz/ed

Catherine Sladen describes an information gateway for Business Studies and Economics.

January 1997, issue7, project update

MIDAS: Manchester Information, Datasets and Associated Services

Anne McCombe describes a service that provides a wide range of datasets to the wider communities.

January 1997, issue7, project update

Data Archive at the University of Essex

Denise Lievesley and Bridget Winstanley describe this national resource centre for computer-readable data in the social sciences and humanities.

January 1997, issue7, project update

Controlling Access in the Electronic Library

Andy Powell and Mark Gillet discuss methods of electronic authentication.

January 1997, issue7, tooled up

MCF: Will Dublin Form the Apple Core

Jon Knight looks at how Dublin Core and Apple's new MCF metadata file format might make useful and interesting bed fellows.

January 1997, issue7, tooled up

Handling MARC With PERL

Jon Knight investigates the inner workings of the MARC record's binary distribution format and presents the first cut at a Perl module to read and write MARC records.

January 1997, issue7, tooled up

The British Libraries Private Finance Initiative

The British Library's Digital Library Programme gives Ariadne an exclusive on its Private Finance Initiative.

January 1997, issue7, 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

Copyright Issues in Projects Funded by the Electronic Libraries Programme

After several months experience of dealing with copyright and the eLib programme, Charles Oppenheim returns to the major issues that have a risen.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Burnside Writes

John Burnside on pornography and the Internet.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Interface: Les Carr Interview

Steve Hitchcock and Les Carr of the Open Journal Project link up with Ian Budden.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Review of Where the Wild Things Are: Librarian's Guide to the Best Information on the Net

Marylaine Block describes the construction of Where the Wild Things Are: Librarian's Guide to the Best Information on the Net.

November 1996, issue6, review

Infopolecon

John Lindsay comments on the evolution of the UK network infrastructure, and the problems arguably generated along the way.

November 1996, issue6, feature article

Mailbase: Unique Electronic Discussion List Service for UK Higher Education Tops 100,000 Users

Morna Findlay and Elaine Blair report on the passing of a milestone for UK academia's premier Mailing List resource.

November 1996, issue6, feature article

An Investigation Into World Wide Web Search Engine Use from within the UK: Preliminary Findings

Simon Stobart and Susan Kerridge give some of the preliminary results of a JISC- funded investigation into the use of Search Engines such as Alta Vista and Lycos within the UK.

November 1996, issue6, feature article

ACORN

Paula Kingston outlines the ACORN project, which aims to develop a transferable model for the whole process of providing electronic access to short loan journal articles.

November 1996, issue6, project update

ADAM: Bits and Pieces

Tony Gill presents a few bits and pieces of news regarding the ADAM project which was featured in issue 3 of Ariadne.

November 1996, issue6, project update

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