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This page provides an overview of 26 articles related to 'document 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 document file format is a text or binary file format for storing documents on a storage media, especially for use by computers. There currently exist a multitude of incompatible document file formats. A rough consensus has been established that XML is to be the basis for future document file formats. Examples of XML-based open standards are DocBook, XHTML, and, more recently, the ISO/IEC standards OpenDocument (ISO 26300:2006) and Office Open XML (ISO 29500:2008). (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Document format)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'document format': 26 (1.5% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'document format' across all Ariadne articles: 34
  • Average number of references to 'document format' per Ariadne article: 1.31
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'document format': 1996-11
  • Trending factor of 'document format': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'document format':

  1. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. david tarrant (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. steve hitchcock (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. adam guy (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. john maccoll (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Peculiarities of Digitising Materials from the Collections of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia

Alan Hopkinson and Tigran Zargaryan give an overview of their experience of digitising paper-based materials in the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia including some of the obstacles encountered during image processing and optical character recognition.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

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

Moving Targets: Web Preservation and Reference Management

Richard Davis discusses the role of Web preservation in reference management. This article is based on a presentation given at the Innovations in Reference Management workshop, January 2010.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

eBooks: Tipping or Vanishing Point?

Emma Tonkin investigates ebooks and takes a look at recent technological and business developments in this area.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

Discussions from KIDMM Mash-up Day

In conjunction with his main article on The KIDMM Community's 'MetaKnowledge Mash-up, Conrad Taylor reports on discussions from KIDMM Mash-up Day.

October 2007, issue53, event report

Book Review: Principles of Data Management

Pete Cliff takes a look at a new book from the British Computer Society that aims to help readers understand the importance, issues and benefits of data management across an enterprise.

October 2007, issue53, review

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.

February 2006, issue46, news and events

Accessibility: The Current Situation and New Directions

Kevin Carey describes accessibility by disabled people to digital information systems across broadcasting, telecommunications and the Internet, looks into the future and makes recommendations.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2004, issue39, news and events

WebWatch: How Accessible Are Australian University Web Sites?

Dey Alexander reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites.

January 2004, issue38, regular column

ECDL-2003 Web Archiving

Michael Day reports on the 3rd ECDL Workshop on Web Archives held in Trondheim, August 2003.

October 2003, issue37, event report

Creating Websites for e-Citizens: the Public Library Web Managers Workshop 2002

In the first of a series of articles, Penny Garrod takes us through some of the choices confronting UK public libraries, and begins by looking at the ramifications of the DCMS report "Framework for the future".

April 2003, issue35, regular column

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

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

Knowledge Management in the Perseus Digital Library

Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox on the Perseus Project's new knowledge management and digital delivery tools.

September 2000, issue25, feature article

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

Adam Guy writes about the Question Bank service.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

The Scholarly Journal in Transition and the PubMed Central Proposal

Michael Day discusses the scholarly journal in transition and the PubMed Central proposal.

September 1999, issue21, feature article

SEAMLESS: Introduction to the Project

Mary Rowlatt describes SEAMLESS, the Essex-based project.

March 1999, issue19, feature article

The ExamNet Project at De Montfort University

David James Houghton introduces the ExamNet Project, which offers access to past De Montfort University examination papers in electronic form.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

What Is XML?

Brian Kelly elucidates another infuriating three letter acronym: XML.

May 1998, issue15, tooled up

Parallel Publishing for Transactions (PPT)

Hugo Brailsford introduces a parallel publication in Geography.

September 1997, issue11, project update

Formats for the Electronic Library

Judith Wusteman describes the document formats used in electronic serials.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

Acrobat a High Flyer: John MacColl Discusses the Success of Adobe Acrobat and PDF

Acrobat a High Flyer: John MacColl discusses the success of Adobe Acrobat and PDF.

January 1997, issue7, 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

Elib Technical Issues Concertation Day

Clare McClean describes a day given over to the more technical issues arising from the Electronic Libraries Programme.

November 1996, issue6, event report

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