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This page provides an overview of 59 articles related to 'file format', 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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A file format is a particular way that information is encoded for storage in a computer file. Since a disk drive, or indeed any computer storage, can store only bits, the computer must have some way of converting information to 0s and 1s and vice-versa. There are different kinds of formats for different kinds of information. Within any format type, e.g., word processor documents, there will typically be several different formats. Sometimes these formats compete with each other. File formats are divided into proprietary and open formats. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: File format)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'file format': 59 (3.4% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'file format' across all Ariadne articles: 110
  • Average number of references to 'file format' per Ariadne article: 1.86
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'file format': 1996-09
  • Trending factor of 'file format': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'file format':

  1. david tarrant (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. steve hitchcock (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. nick ruest (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. emma tonkin (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Metadata for the Masses

Paul Miller describes Dublin Core and several ideas for how it can be implemented.

September 1996, issue5, tooled up

ESPERE

Dee Wood reports on the Electronic Submission and Peer Review Project.

January 1997, issue7, project update

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

Formats for the Electronic Library

Judith Wusteman describes the document formats used in electronic serials.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

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

REDD: Regional Electronic Document Delivery Service

Chris Taylor provides details on an Australian electronic document delivery service that is based on standard Internet protocols.

May 1997, issue9, project update

Electronic Journals: Problem Or Panacea?

Judith Edwards outlines some of the problems faced by academia in the acquisition and provision of electronic journals.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

A Digital Library Showcase and Support Service - the Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE

Roy Tennant describes a resource used to create digital libraries and services, and to help others do the same.

July 1997, issue10, review

Web Focus: Ways of Exploiting New Technologies

Brian Kelly discusses Intermediaries: Ways Of Exploiting New Technologies.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

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

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

Planet SOSIG: Asking Questions - The CASS Social Survey Question Bank

Adam Guy writes about the Question Bank service.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

In Vision: The Internet As a Resource for Visually Impaired People

Ann Chapman on the Internet as a resource for visually impaired people: a survey of accessible sites, resources, current research and software.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

Migration: A Camileon Discussion Paper

Paul Wheatley explores migration issues for the long-term preservation of digital materials.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Web Focus: Mobile E-Book Readers

Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus, writes about Mobile E-Book Readers in his regular column.

January 2002, issue30, tooled up

Setting up an Institutional E-Print Archive

Stephen Pinfield, Mike Gardner, and John MacColl with some practical advice on setting up an e-print archive.

April 2002, issue31, feature article

Web Focus: Guidelines for URI Naming Policies

Brian Kelly with some guidelines For URI naming policies in his regular column.

April 2002, issue31, tooled up

Electronic Theses and Dissertations: A Strategy for the UK

by John MacColl considers a strategy for electronic theses and dissertations in the United Kingdom.

July 2002, issue32, feature article

Trends in Self-Posting of Research Material Online by Academic Staff

Theo Andrew sheds some light on current trends in posting research material online with a case study from The University of Edinburgh.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

DSpace Vs. ETD-db: Choosing Software to Manage Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Richard Jones examines the similarities and differences between DSpace and ETD-db to determine their applicability in a modern E-theses service.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2004, issue38, news and events

A National Archive of Datasets

Jeffrey Darlington describes how structured datasets produced by UK Government departments and agencies are being archived and made available to users.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2004, issue39, news and events

ERPANET Seminar on Persistent Identifiers

Monica Duke reports on a two-day training seminar on persistent identifiers held by ERPANET in Cork, Ireland over 17-18 June 2004.

July 2004, issue40, 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

E-Archiving: An Overview of Some Repository Management Software Tools

Marion Prudlo discusses LOCKSS, EPrints, and DSpace in terms of who uses them, their cost, underlying technology, the required know-how, and functionalities.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

Putting the Library Into the Institution: Using JSR 168 and WSRP to Enable Search Within Portal Frameworks

Chris Awre, Stewart Waller, Jon Allen, Matthew J Dovey, Jon Hunter and Ian Dolphin describe the investigations and technical development undertaken within the JISC-funded Contextual Resource Evaluation Environment (CREE) Project to enable the presentation of existing search tools within portal frameworks using the JSR 168 and WSRP portlet standards.

October 2005, issue45, feature article

Excuse Me... Some Digital Preservation Fallacies?

Chris Rusbridge argues with himself about some of the assumptions behind digital preservation thinking.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Accessibility Testing and Reporting With TAW3

Patrick Lauke gives a run-down of the free TAW3 tool to aid in accessibility testing of Web pages.

February 2006, issue46, tooled up

A Foundation for Automatic Digital Preservation

Miguel Ferreira, Ana Alice Baptista and Jose Carlos Ramalho propose a Service-Oriented Architecture to help cultural heritage institutions to accomplish automatic digital preservation.

July 2006, issue48, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2006, issue48, news and events

e-Books for the Future: Here but Hiding?

Brian Whalley outlines some developments in e-book technologies and links them to existing ways of presenting textbook information.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

Video Streaming of Events

Greg Tourte and Emma Tonkin describe the set-up and use of video streaming technology at the IWMW 2006 event.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

2nd International DCC Conference 2006: Digital Data Curation in Practice

Alexander Ball and Manjula Patel provide an overview of the second annual conference of the Digital Curation Centre.

January 2007, issue50, event report

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

Book Review: Blogging and RSS - A Librarian's Guide

Kara Jones reviews a practical guide to blogs and RSS written for librarians, packed with library-specific examples.

April 2007, issue51, review

RepoMMan: Delivering Private Repository Space for Day-to-day Use

Richard Green and Chris Awre describe work undertaken at the University of Hull to place Web services at the heart of its personalised digital repository provision.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

Towards an Application Profile for Images

Mick Eadie describes the development of the Dublin Core Images Application Profile project recently funded through the JISC.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

Versioning in Repositories: Implementing Best Practice

Jenny Brace explains why giving time to versioning within a repository is worthwhile and outlines the best practice to implement.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

The 2008 Mashed Museum Day and UK Museums on the Web Conference

Mia Ridge reports on the Mashed Museum day and the Museums Computer Group UK Museums on the Web Conference, held at the University of Leicester in June 2008.

July 2008, issue56, event report

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