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The University of Cambridge is a public research university in Cambridge, England. It is the second-oldest university in both England and the English-speaking world, and the seventh-oldest globally. In post-nominals the university's name is abbreviated as Cantab, a shortened form of Cantabrigiensis (an adjective derived from Cantabrigia, the Latinised form of Cambridge). The university grew out of an association of scholars in the city of Cambridge that was formed in 1209, early records suggest, by scholars leaving Oxford after a dispute with townsfolk. The two "ancient universities" have many common features and are often jointly referred to as Oxbridge. In addition to cultural and practical associations as a historic part of British society, they have a long history of rivalry with each other. Academically Cambridge ranks as one of the top universities in the world: first in the world in both the 2010 and 2011QS World University Rankings, sixth in the world in the 2010-2011 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and fifth in the world (and first in Europe) in the 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Cambridge regularly contends with Oxford for first place in UK league tables. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: University of Cambridge)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'university of cambridge': 116 (6.7% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'university of cambridge' across all Ariadne articles: 209
  • Average number of references to 'university of cambridge' per Ariadne article: 1.80
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'university of cambridge': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'university of cambridge': 2 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'university of cambridge':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. emma blagg (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. alex ball (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. john maccoll (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Wire: Interview with Nick Gibbins

Nick Gibbins is put under the virtual spotlight to answer a few questions via email.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Wire: Email Interview with Traugott Koch

Traugott Koch submits to an interview by email.

January 1996, issue1, regular column

What Happens When We Mash the Library?

Paul Miller looks at recent attempts to make library resources more appealing, including the Talis competition to build library 'mashups'.

January 2007, issue50, feature article

WebWatch: UK University Search Engines

Brian Kelly explores the search facilities used by UK university Web sites.

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

WebWatch: Surfing Historical UK University Web Sites

Brian Kelly outlines strategies for choosing appropriate standards for building Web sites.

April 2003, issue35, tooled up

Web Watch: What's Related to My Web Site?

What's Related To My Web Site? Brian Kelly looks at Netscape's 'What's Related?' facility and reports on the service's findings for institutional Web servers.

March 2001, issue27, tooled up

Web Watch: Update of a Survey of the Numbers of UK University Web Servers

Brian Kelly updates a survey of the numbers of UK university Web servers.

April 2002, issue31, tooled up

Web Watch: Size of Institutional Top Level Pages

Web Watch: Brian Kelly looks at the size of institutional top level pages.

June 2001, issue28, tooled up

Web Watch: An Accessibility Analysis of UK University Entry Points

Brian Kelly reports on the accessibility of entry points of UK University Web sites.

October 2002, issue33, tooled up

Web Watch: A Survey Of Web Server Software Used In UK University Web Sites

Brian Kelly A Survey Of Web Server Software Used In UK University Web Sites.

September 2000, issue25, tooled up

Web Watch: A Survey of Web Server Software Used by UK University Web Sites

Brian Kelly with an update of his survey of server software used by central Web sites in UK Universities.

January 2003, issue34, tooled up

Web Watch: A Survey Of Numbers of UK University Web Servers

How many web servers are there in the UK Higher Education community? Brian Kelly provides some answers.

June 2000, issue24, tooled up

Web Watch: A Survey of Links to UK University Web Sites

Brian Kelly reports on the number of links to University web sites.

March 2000, issue23, tooled up

Web Focus: Report on the Fifth Institutional Web Management Workshop

Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus, reports on the IWMW event in his regular column.

October 2001, issue29, tooled up

Web Focus: Report on "Institutional Web Management Next Steps" Workshop

Brian Kelly reports on the latest "Institutional Web Management Workshop," this year called: "The Next Steps."

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

Web Focus: Institutional Web Management Workshop - The Joined Up Web

Brian Kelly reports on the "Institutional Web Management Workshop: The Joined-Up Web" event, held in Bath.

September 2000, issue25, tooled up

Waking Up in the British Library

Emma Beer reports on a one-day conference on using Early English Books Online in teaching and research in history and English literature.

April 2005, issue43, event report

Virtual Universities: Institutional Issues for Information Professionals

Jonathan Foster examines the institutional implications of networked approaches to learning for information professionals.

September 2000, issue25, feature article

Using the Web for Academic Research: The Reading Experience Database Project

Alexis Weedon gives us some insight into a new web-based project designed to collate evidence for changing reading habits through history.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

UK Institutional Repository Search: Innovation and Discovery

Vic Lyte, Sophia Jones, Sophia Ananiadou and Linda Kerr describe an innovative tool to showcase UK research output through advanced discovery and retrieval facilities.

October 2009, issue61, feature article

UC and R Study Conference: Access versus Holdings - A Virtual Impossibility?

Jim Huntingford listens to the 'access verses holdings' debate at the Library Association's University, College and Research group conference.

May 1996, issue3, event report

Towards Virtualisation: A New Approach in Server Management

Eddie Young provides an account of trials and implementations carried out here after Matt Thrower gives us the background and benefits of employing virtualisation.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Time to Change Our Thinking: Dismantling the Silo Model of Digital Scholarship

Stephen G. Nichols argues that humanists need to replace the silo model of digital scholarship with collaborative ventures based on interoperability and critical comparison of content.

January 2009, issue58, feature article

Theory and Practice of the Virtual University

Neil Pollock and James Cornford report on UK universities use of new technologies.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

The W3C Technical Architecture Group

Henry S. Thompson introduces the W3C Technical Architecture Group and its work.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

The Second International M-Libraries Conference

Keren Mills reports on a two-day conference exploring and sharing delivery of services and resources to users 'on the move,' via mobile and hand-held devices.

July 2009, issue60, event report

The Paper House of Cards (And Why It's Taking So Long to Collapse)

In our previous issue, Fytton Rowland defended the continuation of print research journals into the networked age. Here, Stevan Harnad presents a different case.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

The Online Exhibition: The OMNI Perspective

Lisa Gray investigates the Online 1997 exhibtion for medical information.

January 1998, issue13, event report

The National Centre for Text Mining: Aims and Objectives

Sophia Ananiadou, Julia Chruszcz, John Keane, John McNaught and Paul Watry describe NaCTeM's plans to provide text mining services for UK academics.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

The Management of Content: Universities and the Electronic Publishing Revolution

Philip Hunter attempts to throw some light on the low take up of content management systems (CMS) in the university sector.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

The Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) 2009

Rosie Jones reports on a three-day conference about Information Literacy held by CILIP CSG Information Literacy Group at Cardiff University over 30 March - 1 April 2009.

April 2009, issue59, event report

The Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) 2012

Kirsty Pitkin reports on the 16th Institutional Web Management Workshop held at the University of Edinburgh's Appleton Tower between 18 - 20 July 2012.

July 2012, issue69, event report

The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland

John MacColl reviews the first two volumes of this very substantial three-part work, covering the periods to 1640 and 1640-1850.

July 2007, issue52, review

The BNBMARC Currency Survey

Ann Chapman describes the BNBMARC Currency Survey, a performance measurement survey on the supply of bibliographic records.

November 1996, issue6, project update

Sideline: Skinheads in Cambridge

In Sideline, people give an alternative view of conference attendance. Jim Huntingford is Subject Librarian for Accountancy, Management and Law at The University of Abertay, Dundee.

July 1996, issue4, odds and ends

Seb Schmoller Replies

Stepping down from his pivotal role as CEO at ALT, Seb Schmoller kindly answers a few questions from Ariadne on his perspective on online learning.

November 2012, issue70, feature article

Review: The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization

Maurice Line reviews Elaine Svenonius' 'The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization', published by MIT Press.

September 2000, issue25, review

Review: From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure

Michael Day reviews the book by Christine Borgman: From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure.

March 2001, issue27, review

Review: Do We Want to Keep Our Newspapers?

Penny Garrod reviews a book on libraries published by Office for Humanities Communication Publications.

April 2003, issue35, review

Review: Building Community Information Networks

Pete Cliff reviews 'Building community information networks: strategies and experiences,' edited by Sheila Pantry.

June 2000, issue24, review

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