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Research can be defined as the search for knowledge, or as any systematic investigation, with an open mind, to establish novel facts, usually using a scientific method. The primary purpose for basic research (as opposed to applied research) is discovering, interpreting, and the development of methods and systems for the advancement of human knowledge on a wide variety of scientific matters of our world and the universe. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Research)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'research': 1215 (69.7% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'research' across all Ariadne articles: 9776
  • Average number of references to 'research' per Ariadne article: 8.05
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'research': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'research': 386 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'research':

  1. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. marie-therese gramstadt (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. michael a. fraser (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. john maccoll (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. marieke guy (see articles on this topic by this author)

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The 1996 UKOLUG State of the Art Conference

Melanie Lawes describes the 1996 UKOLUG (UK On-Line Users Group) Annual Conference, held in Warwick last July.

September 1996, issue5, event report

The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After

Lorcan Dempsey considers how the digital library environment has changed in the ten years since Ariadne was first published.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Text Encoding for Interchange: A New Consortium

Lou Burnard on the creation of the TEI Consortium which has been created to take the TEI Guidelines into the XML world.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

Task Force Meeting

Kelly Russell reports on the US CNI Conference.

March 1998, issue14, event report

Targeting Academic Research With Southampton's Institutional Repository

Jessie Hey describes how user needs have influenced the evolutionary development of 'e-Prints Soton' as the University of Southampton Research Repository.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

TAPin: Training and Awareness Programme in Networks

Kay Flatten outlines the training and awareness project that focuses on universities in the Midlands area.

July 1996, issue4, project update

TAPin

Kay Flatten outlines the aims of the TAPin project, which is now approaching the publication of its "Impact Study".

May 1998, issue15, project update

Tap Into Bath

Alison Baud and Ann Chapman describe the development of a database of archive, library and museum collections in Bath.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

Take a Peek Beneath the EPrints V3 Wrappers

With v3 officially launched at the Open Repositories Conference in San Antonio last week, William Nixon and Peter Millington report on the EPrints 3 pre-launch briefing in London, 8 December 2006.

January 2007, issue50, event report

Syndicated Content: It's More Than Just Some File Formats?

Paul Miller takes a look at issues arising from the current enthusiasm for syndicating content to portals or other web sites, and offers some guidelines for good practice.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

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

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

Supporting Material for Database Training, or 'Here’s One I Prepared Earlier'

Alison McNab looks at the wealth of resources available for trainers provided by the information service and content providers within JISC-supported services.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Supporting Local Data Users in the UK Academic Community

Luis Martinez and Stuart Macdonald discuss the differing areas of expertise within the UK data libraries with particular reference to their relationship with National Data Centres, the role of the Data Information Specialists Committee - UK (DISC-UK) and other information specialists.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

Supporting Learners at a Distance

Alan MacDougall on cost effective ways of widening access.

July 1998, issue16, feature article

Supporting eResearch: The Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative

Ann Borda reports on the Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative (VeRSI).

January 2009, issue58, feature article

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

Supporting Creativity in Networked Environments: The COINE Project

Geoff Butters, Amanda Hulme and Peter Brophy describe an approach to enabling a wide range of users to create and share their own stories, thus contributing to the development of cultural heritage at the local level.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Superjournal Update

Christine Baldwin describes work so far on the Superjournal project which set out to study factors which make e-journals successful and useful to academia.

March 1998, issue14, project update

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

Subject Trees: The Exeter Experience

Ian Tilsed, Computing Development Officer at the University of Exeter Library, describes the building of the main University subject tree, or index, of Internet Resources.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Subject Repositories: European Collaboration in the International Context

Dave Puplett reports on the conference Subject Repositories: European Collaboration in the International Context held at the British Library in January 2010. The conference launched Economists Online (EO), an innovative economics subject repository.

January 2010, issue62, event report

Subject Portals

Judith Clark describes a three-year project to develop a set of subject portals as part of the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) development programme.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Student Searching Behaviour in the JISC Information Environment

Jill R. Griffiths and Peter Brophy report on work in progress and air some initial findings on the EDNER project, which undertakes evaluation of the developing JISC Information Environment.

October 2002, issue33, feature article

Stargate: Exploring Static Repositories for Small Publishers

R. John Robertson introduces a project examining the potential benefits of OAI-PMH Static Repositories as a means of enabling small publishers to participate more fully in the information environment.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Spotlight on BIDS

BIDS is put under the spotlight by Isobel Stark, a BIDS trainer amongst other things, who gives us her thoughts on one of the UK's most well-known networking services. Linked from this article are responses from BIDS people.

March 1996, issue2, feature article

Spinning a Semantic Web for Metadata: Developments in the IEMSR

Emma Tonkin and Alexey Strelnikov reflect on the experience of developing components for the Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry.

April 2009, issue59, feature article

South African Repositories: Bridging Knowledge Divides

Martie van Deventer and Heila Pienaar provide us with background to recent South African repository initiatives and detail an example of knowledge transfer from one institution to another.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

SOSIG: Training to Support Social Science Teaching and Research

Lesly Huxley, the SOSIG Documentation and Training Officer, describes the workshops that SOSIG, one of the projects from the Access to Network Resource section, run.

November 1996, issue6, feature article

SOSIG: Social Science Information Gateway

SOSIG was established with funding from the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC). The Electronic Libraries' Programme (eLib) funds a Documentation and Training Officer, Lesly Huxley, under the Access to Networked Resources umbrella to raise awareness of - and train people to use - SOSIG. Here Lesly provides background to the service and describes the Internet for Social Scientists workshops she is running at Universities around the country.

March 1996, issue2, project update

Software Review: C4U

Andrew Cox and Simon McLean review this web-monitoring software.

October 2001, issue29, review

Software Choice: Decision-making in a Mixed Economy

Randy Metcalfe considers the role of free and open source software in UK Further and Higher Education.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

Sociological Research Online: Web-based Journal for the Social Sciences

Nigel Gilbert describes Sociological Research Online, a project from the Electronic Journals section of the Electronic Libraries Programme. SocResOnline is a (free) Web-based journal for people involved in Sociology and Sociology-related fields; it contains refereed articles, a substantial number of reviews and debating forums.

May 1996, issue3, project update

So You Want to Build a Union Catalogue?

Matthew Dovey looks at various models of virtual union catalogues in addition to those adopted by the clump projects, and other models of physical catalogues.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

So What Is So Exciting about LAMDA?

Frederick Friend explains about electronic document delivery in London and Manchester.

March 1998, issue14, project update

SKIP: Skills for New Information Professionals

Penny Garrod reviews the Skills for new Information Professionals project

July 1998, issue16, project update

SKIP: Skills for new Information Professionals

Penny Garrod reports on the changing skills profile in LIS.
This article is an extended version of that which appears in the print edition of Ariadne.

September 1997, issue11, project update

SIGIR '97

David Nichols reports on the follow-on conference SIGIR '97.

September 1997, issue11, event report

Sideline: Nick Hornby Made Me Do It..

In Sideline, people give an alternative view of conference attendance. Here, Sarah Ashton has fun with public transport as she tries to reach Cranfield with increasing desperation...

January 1997, issue7, odds and ends

Short Loan Projects

John MacColl discusses some of the issues involved in the digitisation of short loan collections.

May 1996, issue3, feature article

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