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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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Ticer Summer School on the Digital Library at Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Robert van der Zwan describes a two week summer school in digital library developments at one of Europe's main research centres in this field.

November 1996, issue6, event report

Tiny TV: Streaming Video on the Web

Philip Hunter squints at the world through RealPlayer and MediaPlayer windows.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

TLTP: Teaching and Learning Technology Programme

Joanna Tiley describes TLTP. The Teaching and Learning Technology Programme, funded by the UK Higher Education Funding Councils of the UK, is a collection of 70+ projects aimed to 'make teaching and learning more productive and efficient by harnessing modern technology'.

July 1996, issue4, project update

To VRE Or Not to VRE?: Do South African Malaria Researchers Need a Virtual Research Environment?

Heila Pienaar and Martie van Deventer identify the requirements of a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) for malaria researchers in South Africa.

April 2009, issue59, feature article

Towards a Toolkit for Implementing Application Profiles

Talat Chaudhri, Julian Cheal, Richard Jones, Mahendra Mahey and Emma Tonkin propose a user-driven methodology for the iterative development, testing and implementation of Dublin Core Application Profiles in diverse repository software environments.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

Towards an Application Profile for Images

Mick Eadie describes the development of the Dublin Core Images Application Profile project recently funded through the JISC.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

Towards Interoperabilty of European Language Resources

Sophia Ananiadou and colleagues describe an ambitious new initiative to accelerate Europe-wide language technology research, helped by their work on promoting interoperability of language resources.

July 2011, issue67, feature article

Towards Library Groupware With Personalised Link Routing

Daniel Chudnov, Jeremy Frumkin, Jennifer Weintraub, Matthew Wilcox and Raymond Yee describe a potential groupware framework for integrating access to diverse information resources and distributed personal collection development.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

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

Transatlantic Bandwidth: How to Save Money on Your Costs

Sally Hadland, Information Officer at the Higher Education National Software Archive (HENSA), describes how using HENSA can save on transatlantic bandwidth.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Trust Me, I'm an Archivist

Christopher Hilton, Dave Thompson and Natalie Walters describe some of the issues of engaging with donors when it comes to transferring born-digital material to the Library.

October 2010, issue65, feature article

Turning Off Tap Into Bath

Ann Chapman describes the lifecycle of a demonstrator database and the development of a preservation policy for its content and software.

January 2011, issue66, feature article

Turning on the Lights for the User: NISO Discovery to Delivery Forum

Laura Akerman and Kim Durante report on Discovery to Delivery, Creating a First-Class User Experience, a NISO Forum on today's information seekers and current standards developments held in March 2010 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.

April 2010, issue63, event report

UK Reading Experience Database

Bethan Ruddock reports from the launch event for the UK Reading Experience Database, held at the Betty Boothroyd Library, the Open University, Milton Keynes, on 24 February 2011.

July 2011, issue67, event report

UKERNA: Training the Networkers

John MacCulloch and Jane Batchelor, from UKERNA, detail their training course, designed for those installing, running, supporting, or managing a JANET connection.

September 1996, issue5, project update

UKOLUG

Jacqueline Chelin reports on the UKOLUG 20th birthday conference.

September 1998, issue17, event report

Uncovering User Perceptions of Research Activity Data

Cecilia Loureiro-Koechlin discusses the outcomes and lessons learned from user tests performed on the Oxford Blue Pages, a tool designed to display information about researchers and their activities at the University of Oxford.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

Understanding the Searching Process for Visually Impaired Users of the Web (NoVA)

Jenny Craven gives an overview of the Resource funded NoVA project (Non-visual access to the digital library).

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Unicode and Historic Scripts

Deborah Anderson provides us an overview of the progress made in bringing historic scripts to the Unicode Standard.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

Unique Identifiers in a Digital World

Andy Powell reports on a seminar organised jointly by Book Industry Communication and the UKOLN on the use of unique identifiers in electronic publishing.

March 1997, issue8, event report

Unix and the Web: Providing Web Access to Your Email

Brian Kelly introduces a regular column on Unix and Web issues by describing how a combination of Apache, PHP and IMP can make email folders available using a web browser.

March 1999, issue19, tooled up

Updated JISC Guides Are Now Available

Emma Beer describes the new JISC Resource Guides.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

Upskilling Liaison Librarians for Research Data Management

Andrew Cox, Eddy Verbaan and Barbara Sen explore the design of a curriculum to train academic librarians in the competencies to support Research Data Management.

November 2012, issue70, feature article

URL Monitoring Software and Services

Paul Hollands describes and compares tools to help you notice when a Web-based resource has been updated.

May 1996, issue3, tooled up

Usability Inspection of Digital Libraries

Lorraine Paterson and Boon Low highlight findings from the usability inspection report conducted for the UX2.0 research project.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

Utilizing E-books to Enhance Digital Library Offerings

Shirley Hyatt and Lynn Silipigni Connaway, describe the rationale and background of OCLC's acquisition of netLibrary, the information environment that is being pursued, and the resulting benefits that libraries may experience.

October 2002, issue33, feature article

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

VERITY

Panayiotis Periorellis and Walter Scales writes about the VERITY European Telematics Project.

September 1998, issue17, project update

Version Identification: A Growing Problem

Dave Puplett outlines the issues associated with versions in institutional repositories, and discusses the solutions being developed by the Version Identification Framework (VIF) Project.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

Versioning in Repositories: Implementing Best Practice

Jenny Brace explains why giving time to versioning within a repository is worthwhile and outlines the best practice to implement.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Video Streaming of Events

Greg Tourte and Emma Tonkin describe the set-up and use of video streaming technology at the IWMW 2006 event.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

View from the Hill

John MacColl meets Ian Kingston, a freelance copy-editor, proof-reader and typesetter.

July 1996, issue4, regular column

View from the Hill: Anne Dixon

Amy Tucker peers into the future of Physics journal publishing with Anne Dixon

May 1997, issue9, regular column

View from the Hill: Rob Ainsley

Rob Ainsley, editor of a clutch of Internet-based classical music journals, expounds on the dynamics of ejournals on the Internet.

May 1996, issue3, regular column

VIF: Version Identification Workshop

Sarah Molloy reports on a half-day workshop on the use of the Version Identification Framework, held in Hatton Garden, London on 22 April 2008.

April 2008, issue55, event report

Virtual Research Environments: Overview and Activity

Michael Fraser provides an overview of the virtual research environment (VRE) and introduces three JISC-funded projects in which Oxford University is participating.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

Virtual Rooms, Real Meetings

Andy Powell takes a brief look at VRVS, a desktop video-conferencing tool that can be used to support collaborative activities between groups of geographically distributed researchers.

October 2004, issue41, tooled up

Volcanic Eruptions Fail to Thwart Digital Preservation - the Planets Way

Matthew Barr, Amir Bernstein, Clive Billenness and Manfred Thaller report on the final Planets training event Digital Preservation - The Planets Way held in Rome over 19 - 21 April 2010.

April 2010, issue63, 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

Web 2.0: Building the New Library

Paul Miller explores some of the recent buzz around the concept of 'Web 2.0' and asks what it means for libraries and related organisations.

October 2005, issue45, feature article

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