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This page provides an overview of 888 articles related to 'software', 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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Computer software, or just software, is a collection of computer programs and related data that provide the instructions telling a computer what to do and how to do it. We can also say software refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of the computer for some purposes. In other words software is a set of programs, procedures, algorithms and its documentation. Program software performs the function of the program it implements, either by directly providing instructions to the computer hardware or by serving as input to another piece of software. The term was coined to contrast to the old term hardware (meaning physical devices). In contrast to hardware, software is intangible, meaning it "cannot be touched" (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Software)

Key statistics

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'software': 888 (50.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'software' across all Ariadne articles: 3558
  • Average number of references to 'software' per Ariadne article: 4.01
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'software': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'software': 2.7 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'software':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. emma tonkin (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. randy metcalfe (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. paul walk (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. jon knight (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Hylife

Ian Winkworth describes a Hybrid Library project for all.

January 1998, issue13, project update

Hyper Clumps, Mini Clumps and National Catalogues: Resource Discovery for the 21st Century

John Gilby reports on a one-day conference about resource discovery, held at the British Library Conference Centre, London in November.

January 2005, issue42, event report

IIPC Web Archiving Toolset Performance Testing at The British Library

Jackson Pope and Philip Beresford pick up the threads from an initial contribution in issue 50 and report on progress at The British Library in installing and performance testing the Web Curator Tool.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

ILEJ: Internet Library of Early Journals

Hugh Wellesley-Smith turns back the clock with a description of the Internet Library for early journals digitisation project.

July 1996, issue4, project update

ILL: Interlibrary Loan Protocol

Lyndon Pugh and Chris Rusbridge on the National Library of Australia's ILL utility.

July 1998, issue16, project update

ILRT: The Institute for Learning and Research Technology

Gillian Austen, External Relations Manager at the recently founded Institute for Learning and Research Technology at the University of Bristol, gives an overview of its structure and objectives.

November 1996, issue6, project update

Image 'Quotation' Using the C.I.T.E. Architecture

Christopher Blackwell and Amy Hackney Blackwell describe with examples a digital library infrastructure that affords canonical citation for 'quoting' images, useful for creating commentaries, arguments, and teaching tools.

July 2011, issue67, feature article

Immaculate Catalogues, Indexes and Monsters Too...

David E. Bennett reports on the three day residential CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Annual Conference, University of East Anglia, during September 2006.

October 2006, issue49, event report

IMPACT Conference: Optical Character Recognition in Mass Digitisation

Lieke Ploeger, Yola Park, Jeanna Nikolov-Ramirez Gaviria, Clemens Neudecker, Fedor Bochow and Michael Day report from the first IMPACT Conference, held in The Hague, Netherlands on 6-7 April, 2009.

April 2009, issue59, event report

IMPACT Final Conference 2011

Marieke Guy reports on the two-day conference looking at the results of the IMPACT Project in making digitisation and OCR better, faster and cheaper.

March 2012, issue68, event report

Implementing a Resource or Reading List Management System

Gary Brewerton takes us step by step through the various stages of implementing a Resource or Reading List Management System for your institution.

July 2013, issue71, tooled up

Implementing Ex Libris's PRIMO at the University of East Anglia

Nick Lewis outlines the University of East Anglia's experience of implementing Ex Libris's Primo, a new search and retrieval interface for presenting the library catalogue and institutional databases and e-resources.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

Improving Communications Within JISC through News Aggregation

Paul Davey explains what JISC is doing to improve communications through more effective news promotion. Roddy MacLeod and Malcolm Moffat examine the technology EEVL has developed in this area.

October 2004, issue41, feature article

Improving DSpace@OSU With a Usability Study of the ET/D Submission Process

Michael Boock discusses the ease and usefulness of conducting a usability study and provides an example of usability testing at Oregon State University undertaken to improve the DSpace ET/D submission process.

October 2005, issue45, tooled up

Improving Evaluation of Resources through Injected Feedback Surveys

Terry Reese suggests a novel approach for providing intercept survey functionality for librarians looking to simplify the gathering of user feedback for library-provided materials.

July 2013, issue71, tooled up

Improving the Quality of Metadata in Eprint Archives

Marieke Guy, Andy Powell and Michael Day address the argument that the quality of service to end-users is markedly influenced by the quality of metadata being produced and provide suggestions.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

IMS Workshop

Tracy Gardner reports on a meeting held in March in the Francis Hotel, Bath.

June 1999, issue20, event report

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

Indian Ocean Rim Region Virtual Library Project

Susan Lutley describes a prototype virtual library, built as part of a co-operative venture focusing on broad issues in Social Development within the Indian Ocean Rim Region.

May 1997, issue9, project update

Information Services: A Mission and a Vision

Les Watson asks how we use technology in general as part of the learning process, in this extended version of the main article in the print version of Ariadne

March 1998, issue14, feature article

InfoSeek Ultra: (Yet Another) Web Search Engine

Tracey Stanley looks at InfoSeek Ultra, a new search engine which claims to allow searching on a index of 50 million Web pages.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Installing Shibboleth

Simon McLeish describes the experience of Shibboleth installation in a Higher Education environment, and suggests ways to make this experience more user-friendly.

April 2005, issue43, tooled up

Institutional Challenges in the Data Decade

Marion Tattersall, Carmen O'Dell and John Lewis report on Institutional Challenges in the Data Decade, organised by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) in partnership with the White Rose University Consortium and held 1-3 March 2011 at the University of Sheffield.

July 2011, issue67, event report

Institutional Repositories and Their 'Other' Users: Usability Beyond Authors

Dana McKay summarises the literature on the usability of institutional repositories, and points to directions for future work.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

Institutional Repositories for Creative and Applied Arts Research: The Kultur Project

Andrew Gray discusses institutional repositories and the creative and applied arts specifically in relation to the JISC-funded Kultur Project.

July 2009, issue60, feature article

Institutional Web Management Workshop 2008: The Great Debate

Adrian Tribe reports on a three-day conference designed for professionals involved in the provision of institutional Web services, organised by UKOLN and held at King's College, University of Aberdeen in July 2008.

July 2008, issue56, event report

Institutional Web Management Workshop 2010

Keith Doyle provides a personal perspective on a conference organised by UKOLN for those involved in the provision of institutional Web services.

July 2010, issue64, event report

Instructional Management Systems

John MacColl explores the IMS concept in the context of the SELLIC project.

March 1999, issue19, feature article

Integration and Impact: The JISC Annual Conference

Marieke Guy has collated reports on sessions from the JISC Annual Conference held in Birmingham.

July 2005, issue44, event report

Intelligent Searching Agents on the Web

Tracey Stanley describes Web-based Intelligent Searching Agents, and takes a closer look at a few examples you may wish to play with.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Interface

Interview with Paul Evan Peters, director of the US Coalition for Networked Information.

January 1996, issue1, regular column

Interface

Interview with Jill Foster, director of Mailbase and Netskills.

March 1996, issue2, regular column

Interface: Dr Isola Ajiferuke

Sheona Farquhar gains an insight into the problems of the information-poor.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) 2012

Anna Mastora and Sarantos Kapidakis report on TPDL 2012 held at Paphos, Cyprus, over 23-27 September 2012.

November 2012, issue70, event report

International Digital Curation Conference 2010

Alex Ball reports on the 6th International Digital Curation Conference, held on 7-8 December 2010 in Chicago.

January 2011, issue66, event report

Internationalisation and the Web

Jon Knight looks at how the Web is currently undergoing the sometimes painful internationalization process required if it is to live up to its name of the World Wide Web.

May 1997, issue9, tooled up

Internet 2 Spring Member Meeting

John Paschoud reports on an Internet2 meeting, Arlington, Virginia, 6th – 8th May 2002, which discussed Networks, Applications and Middleware.

July 2002, issue32, event report

Internet Detective: BA Students Get on the Case

Emma Worsfold and Debra Hiom introduce their "Internet Detective" online tutorial, and BA students from the final year Information Management BA at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh, review the site.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Internet Librarian International Conference 2010

Claire Tylee, Katrin Flemming and Elly Cope report on the two-day Internet Librarian International Conference focusing on innovation and technology in the information profession, held in London on 14-15 October 2010.

October 2010, issue65, event report

Internet Resources for Older People

Internet resources for older people: Monica Blake describes some findings from the Internet and Older People Project, funded by The British Library Research and Innovation Centre Digital Library Research Programme.

March 1998, issue14, feature article

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