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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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Book Review: Sketching Tomorrow - The Social Dynamics of Information and Communication Technology

Emma Tonkin takes a look at an ambitious work on the relationship of modern society to information and communication technologies and observes more sins of omission than commission.

April 2009, issue59, review

Book Review: Staying Legal

Stuart Hannabuss examines an interesting collection of essays and, with reservations, likes the second edition a lot more.

July 2004, issue40, review

Book Review: Supporting Research Students

Brian Whalley reviews a work which helps Library and Information Science Staff at Higher Education Institutions to support their research students.

April 2010, issue63, review

Book Review: The Accidental Systems Librarian

Eric Jukes takes a look at the strengths and weaknesses of another book in the 'Accidental' series.

October 2003, issue37, review

Book Review: The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland

Lorcan Dempsey reviews Volume III of a landmark collection on the history of libraries in 'Britain and Ireland' from 1850 to 2000.

October 2007, issue53, review

Book Review: The Cult of the Amateur

Stephanie Taylor tries to curb her enthusiasm for Web 2.0 by investigating the dark side of social networking.

October 2007, issue53, review

Book Review: The E-copyright Handbook

Charles Oppenheim takes a look at the latest of Paul Pedley’s copyright guidance books, and, in some respects, finds it wanting.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: The Embedded Librarian

John Azzolini reviews a comprehensive overview of embedded librarianship, a new model of library service that promises to enhance the strategic value of contemporary knowledge work.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: The Expert Library

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a book taking a hard look at academic libraries, how they are being redefined and what skills will be required of the staff who will move them forward.

July 2011, issue67, review

Book Review: The Information Society - A Study of Continuity and Change

Lise Foster finds this a useful scene setter for the novice and valuable reminder for the professional of the challenges facing today's librarian.

October 2004, issue41, review

Book Review: The Information Society - A Study of Continuity and Change

Muhammad Rafiq offers us a detailed review of a work, now in its sixth edition, which examines the information society, its origin, development, its associated issues and the current landscape.

July 2013, issue71, review

Book Review: The New Digital Scholar - Exploring and Enriching the Research and Writing Practices of NextGen Students

Julia Robinson reviews a substantial and timely collection of essays related to the research and writing practices of NextGen students. Expressing a call for change in the way educators approach Information Literacy teaching, this book invites the reader to redefine, re-evaluate and reflect on what we think we know about students’ research practices today.

July 2013, issue71, review

Book Review: The Virtual Reference Desk

Lina Coelho feels that digital reference has come of age and that this work is one of its adornments where reference information professionals are concerned.

April 2006, issue47, review

Book Review: Understanding Information and Computation

Martin White reviews a very individual perspective on the extent to which the growth and structure of the World Wide Web is governed by the fundamental laws of physics and mathematics.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a collection of essays that examine the transformation of academic libraries as they become part of digital learning environments.

March 2012, issue68, review

Book Review: User Studies for Digital Library Development

Selenay Aytac reviews a collection of essays on user studies and digital library development that provides a concise overview of a variety of digital library projects and examines major research trends relating to digital libraries.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: Visualizing Data

Pete Cliff considers a new book on data visualisation and hopes one day to implement some of the interesting ideas presented in this work.

July 2008, issue56, review

Book Reviews: Digital Information and Knowledge Management, and Print Vs. Digital

Sylvie Lafortune looks at two books edited by Sul H. Lee dealing with the impact of digital information on libraries, librarianship, information providers and library users.

January 2008, issue54, review

Bring Your Own Policy: Why Accessibility Standards Need to Be Contextually Sensitive

Brian Kelly, Jonathan Hassell, David Sloan, Dominik Lukeš, E A Draffan and Sarah Lewthwaite argue that rather than having a universal standard for Web accessibility, standardisation of Web accessibility practices and policies needs to be sufficiently flexible to cater for the local context.

July 2013, issue71, feature article

British Library Corner: Text and the Internet

Graham Jefcoate, a Research Analyst from the British Library Research and Innovation Centre will be writing this regular column for the remaining issues of Ariadne. In this issue, Graham gives us the text of his Libtech talk: Text and the Internet.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

BUBL : How BUBL Benefits Academic Librarians

Alan Dawson and Jan Simpson take us through BUBL, an old service recently transformed from being Gopher-based to Web-based.

July 1997, issue10, review

Building OAI-PMH Harvesters With Net::OAI::Harvester

Ed Summers describes Net::OAI::Harvester, the Perl package for easily interacting with OAI-PMH repositories as a metadata harvester. Ed provides examples of how to use Net::OAI::Harvester to write short programs which execute each of the 6 OAI-PMH verbs.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

Building on BUILDER

Ian Upton explores the achievements of this Windows NT server based project.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Building ResourceFinder

Pete Cliff looks at how the RDN has utilised the OAI Metadata Harvesting Protocol.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Building the Info Grid

Wolfram Horstmann, Liv Fugl and Jessica Lindholm report on the two-day conference Building the Info Grid on trends and perspectives in digital library technology and services held in Copenhagen in September.

October 2005, issue45, event report

BULISC '97

John Eyre reports on the Bournemouth University Library & Information Services Conference, New Tricks 2.

September 1997, issue11, event report

Burnside Writes

John Burnside on pornography and the Internet.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

C21st Curation Spring 2006 Public Lecture Series

Neil Beagrie and Helen Forde report on the public lecture series 'C21st Curation: access and service delivery' held at University College London over April and May 2006.

July 2006, issue48, event report

C21st Curation Summer 2005 Public Lecture Series

Neil Beagrie and Helen Forde report on the public lecture series 'C21st Curation: working with digital assets in the new Millennium - challenges and opportunities' held at University College London over May and June 2005, and on plans for a second series in 2006.

February 2006, issue46, event report

Caching In?

George Neisser describes the National JANET Web Caching Service.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

Can We Save Our Audio-visual Heritage?

Daniel Teruggi describes PrestoSpace, the new FP6 Integrated project for the preservation of our disappearing audio-visual heritage.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

Capacity Building: Spoken Word at Glasgow Caledonian University

Iain Wallace, Graeme West and David Donald give an account of the origins, nature and establishment of Spoken Word Services at Glasgow Caledonian University.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

Cashing in on Caching

Jon Knight and Martin Hamilton describe Caching, possibly the most crucial tool available to frequent Web users, and point out why libraries should be aware of it.

July 1996, issue4, tooled up

Catalogues for the 21st Century

Ariadne reports on a one-day Workshop presented by the eLib Clump Projects at Goldsmiths College in London on the 3rd of March

March 2000, issue23, event report

CAUSE / EFFECT

Julia A. Rudy, Cause/Effect Editor and Director of Publications at CAUSE, an international, nonprofit professional association for managers and users of information resources on college and university campuses, describes CAUSE/EFFECT.

September 1996, issue5, review

Cautionary Tales: Archives 2.0 and the Diplomatic Historian

Michael Kennedy discusses the value of Archives 2.0 to the online version of Ireland's 'Documents on Irish Foreign Policy' series.

October 2009, issue61, feature article

CEDARS

Kelly Russell explores the main deliverables of the CEDARS project: recommendations and guidelines, plus practical, robust and scaleable models for establishing distributed digital archives.

December 1998, issue18, project update

Centre for Database Access Research (CEDAR): The Huddersfield Connection

Steve Pollitt describes the history and research behind CEDAR, the Centre for Database Access Research, which specialises in work on the design of interfaces for information retrieval systems.

July 1996, issue4, project update

Characterising and Preserving Digital Repositories: File Format Profiles

Steve Hitchcock and David Tarrant show how file format profiles, the starting point for preservation plans and actions, can also be used to reveal the fingerprints of emerging types of institutional repositories.

January 2011, issue66, feature article

CIG Conference 2010: Changes in Cataloguing in 'Interesting Times'

Rhiannon McLoughlin reports on a three-day conference on cataloguing in a time of financial stringency, held by the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group at Exeter University, from 13-15 September 2010.

October 2010, issue65, event report

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