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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 (51.0% 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': 42.9 (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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What Is an Open Repository?

Julie Allinson, Jessie Hey, Chris Awre and Mahendra Mahey report on the Open Repositories 2007 conference, held in San Antonio, Texas between 23-26 January 2007.

April 2007, issue51, event report

KIM Project Conference: Knowledge and Information Management through Life

Alex Ball provides an overview of the March 2007 KIM Project Conference.

April 2007, issue51, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2007, issue51, news and events

Book Review: Digital Literacies for Learning

Pete Cliff reviews a work that challenges traditional notions of literacy and how suggests that new literacies need to be developed to empower both learners and teachers in the digital age.

April 2007, issue51, review

Book Review: Information Architecture for the World Wide Web

Keith Doyle reviews the 3rd edition of the primary reference book for practising in-house staff and consultants responsible for the development of institutional information architecture.

April 2007, issue51, review

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

Editorial Introduction to Issue 52: The New Invisible Industry

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 52.

July 2007, issue52, editorial

DRIVER: Seven Items on a European Agenda for Digital Repositories

Maurits van der Graaf provides results and conclusions from the DRIVER inventory study.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

ARROW and the RQF: Meeting the Needs of the Research Quality Framework Using an Institutional Research Repository

David Groenewegen and Andrew Treloar describe the role of repositories in the forthcoming Australian Research Quality Framework (RQF) and the responses of the ARROW Project to the needs of the RQF.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

Access to Scientific Knowledge for Sustainable Development: Options for Developing Countries

Barbara Kirsop, Leslie Chan and Subbiah Arunachalam consider the impact of donor access and open access to research publications on the sustainable development of science in developing countries.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

The SPP Alerting Portlet: Delivering Personalised Updates

Virginia Knight describes the open-source alerting portlet which has been developed as part of the SPP Subject Portals Project (SPP) and the results of user feedback.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

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

24 Hour Museum: From Past to Future

As 24 Hour Museum rebuilds and looks outwards to new partnerships, Jon Pratty looks at challenges faced over the last seven years.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

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

Capacity Building: Spoken Word at Glasgow Caledonian University

Iain Wallace, Graeme West and David Donald give an account of the origins, nature and establishment of Spoken Word Services at Glasgow Caledonian University.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

IWMW 2007: Next Steps for the Web Management Community

Shirley Keane reports on the wide range of presentations given at this year's Institutional Web Management Workshop.

July 2007, issue52, event report

Repositories Support Project Summer School

Jackie Knowles reports on the RSP Summer School, a 48-hour intensive learning programme for new institutional repository administrators, organised by the Repositories Support Project Team.

July 2007, issue52, event report

JASIG June 2007 Conference

Ian Dolphin and Robert Sherratt report on the JASIG Conference, which took place in Denver, Colorado over 24-27 June 2007.

July 2007, issue52, event report

Blogging from the Backroom

Ann Chapman reports on a seminar on blogging, designed for those working in the traditional 'backroom' professions such as cataloguing and indexing, held by the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group in London, on 8 June 2007.

July 2007, issue52, event report

Eduserv Foundation Symposium 2007: Virtual Worlds, Real Learning?

Paul Walk reports on the Eduserv Foundation Symposium which took as its theme 'Virtual Worlds, Real Learning?' and which was primarily concerned with educational uses for Second Life.

July 2007, issue52, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2007, issue52, news and events

Book Review: Managing the Test People

Lina Coelho expected a book that would challenge her technical knowledge and understanding but found a readable and useful guide for the time-pressed manager.

July 2007, issue52, review

The National Centre for Text Mining: A Vision for the Future

Sophia Ananiadou describes NaCTeM and the main scientific challenges it helps to solve together with issues related to deployment, use and uptake of NaCTeM's text mining tools and services.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

DRIVER: Building the Network for Accessing Digital Repositories Across Europe

Martin Feijen, Wolfram Horstmann, Paolo Manghi, Mary Robinson and Rosemary Russell present an outline of the DRIVER Project and its achievements so far in supporting and enhancing digital repository development in Europe.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

The DARE Chronicle: Open Access to Research Results and Teaching Material in the Netherlands

Leo Waaijers reflects on four years of progress and also looks ahead.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

Further Experiences in Collecting Born Digital Archives at the Wellcome Library

Chris Hilton and Dave Thompson continue discussing plans for the engagement with born digital archival material at the Wellcome Library.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

DC 2007

Ann Apps reports on DC2007, the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, held 27-31 August 2007 in Singapore.

October 2007, issue53, event report

Knowledge by Networking: Digitising Culture in Germany and Europe

Alastair Dunning reports on an international conference exploring the current state of digitisation in the worlds of culture and scholarship, held in Berlin over 21-22 June 2007.

October 2007, issue53, event report

Progress Towards Addressing Digital Preservation Challenges

Helen Hockx-Yu reports on the 2nd Planets, CASPAR and DPE annual conference, held on 5-6 September 2007 in Lisbon, Portugal.

October 2007, issue53, event report

ECDL 2007

Mahendra Mahey, Emma Tonkin and Robert John Robertson report on the 2007 European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, held in Budapest, Hungary, over 16-22 September, 2007.

October 2007, issue53, event report

The KIDMM Community's 'MetaKnowledge Mash-up'

Conrad Taylor reports on the KIDMM knowledge community and its September 2007 one-day conference about data, information and knowledge management issues.

October 2007, issue53, event report

Book Review: Listen Up! Podcasting for Schools and Libraries

Elizabeth McHugh looks at how podcasting has the potential to take library services and activities to new audiences.

October 2007, issue53, review

Book Review: Mastering Regular Expressions, 3rd Edition

Emma Tonkin and Greg Tourte take a look at the new edition of an O'Reilly classic.

October 2007, issue53, review

Newsline

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2007, issue53, news and events

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

V&A Core Systems Integration Project

In conjunction with his main article on The KIDMM Community's 'MetaKnowledge Mash-up, Conrad Taylor provides more information on V&A Core Systems Integration Project.

October 2007, issue53, event report

Web 2.0 in U.S. LIS Schools: Are They Missing the Boat?

Noa Aharony asks whether library and information science schools in the United States are underestimating the opportunities offered by Web 2.0 applications.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

SWORD: Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit

Julie Allinson, Sebastien Francois and Stuart Lewis describe the JISC-funded SWORD Project which has produced a lightweight protocol for repository deposit.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

Human-powered Search Engines: An Overview and Roundup

Phil Bradley looks at the major contenders and discusses the value of this type of search engine.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

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

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