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This page provides an overview of 50 articles related to 'collection description', 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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The description of collections is important in the context of network library services and an important underpinning for developing a collective resource. The creation of collection descriptions allows the owners or curators of collections to disclose information about their existence and availability to interested parties. Although collection descriptions may take the form of unstructured textual documents (for example a set of Web pages describing a collection), there are significant advantages in describing collections using structured, open and standardised formats. Such descriptions would enable: users to discover and locate collections of interest; users to perform searches across multiple collections in a controlled way; software to perform such tasks on behalf of users, based on known user preferences. (Excerpt from this source)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'collection description': 50 (2.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'collection description' across all Ariadne articles: 215
  • Average number of references to 'collection description' per Ariadne article: 4.30
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'collection description': 1999-06
  • Trending factor of 'collection description': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'collection description':

  1. ann chapman (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. pete johnston (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. bridget robinson (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. dierdre wildy (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. clare mcveigh (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Title Article summary Date

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

What Happens If I Click on This?': Experiences of the Archives Hub

Jane Stevenson describes the results of usability testing for the Archives Hub Web site.

October 2008, issue57, 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

DC 2006: Metadata for Knowledge and Learning

Julie Allinson, Rachel Heery, Pete Johnston and Rosemary Russell report on DC 2006, the sixth international conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, held 3 - 6 October 2006.

October 2006, issue49, event report

Distributed Services Registry Workshop

John Gilby reports on the UKOLN/IESR two-day workshop at Scarman House, University of Warwick on 14-15 July 2005.

October 2005, issue45, event report

DC 2005

Robina Clayphan reports on the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications: Vocabularies in Practice held at the University of Carlos III, Madrid in September 2005.

October 2005, issue45, event report

Revealing All

Ann Chapman describes Revealweb, a Web site that brings together information about accessible resources for visually impaired people.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

What Are Your Terms?

Pete Johnston introduces the JISC Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry (IEMSR) Project and examines some of the challenges it is facing.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

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

Tap Into Bath Takes Off

Stephanie Round covers the launch of a small but promising collaborative effort.

January 2005, issue42, event report

ISBN-13: New Number on the Block

Ann Chapman outlines the planned changes to the ISBN standard and its impact on the information community and the book trade.

October 2004, issue41, feature article

Collection-level Description: Thinking Globally before Acting Locally

Ann Chapman and Bridget Robinson write on the work of the Collection Description Focus and the links between Tap into Bath, Cornucopia and the Information Environment Service Registry.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

Tap Into Bath

Alison Baud and Ann Chapman describe the development of a database of archive, library and museum collections in Bath.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

Cornucopia: An Open Collection Description Service

Chris Turner describes the latest phase of Cornucopia development and the opportunities this is opening up for the future.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

The Information Environment Service Registry: Promoting the Use of Electronic Resources

Amanda Hill outlines progress on the Information Environment Service Registry Project and explains what it will mean for service providers and portal developers.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

The Collection Description Schema Forum

Gordon Dunsire describes the one-day seminar on standard schemas for collection-level description held by UKOLN in February.

April 2004, issue39, event report

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

The European Library: Integrated Access to the National Libraries of Europe

Britta Woldering describes the findings of the recently completed EU Project The European Library, focusing on technical solutions and metadata development.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

OAI: The Fourth Open Archives Forum Workshop

Manjula Patel provides us with an overview of the 4th Open Archives Forum Workshop.

October 2003, issue37, event report

Metadata and Interoperability in a Complex World

Pete Johnston reflects on the 2003 Dublin Core conference, held in Seattle, Washington.

October 2003, issue37, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2003, issue37, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 35: The Art and Craft of Portalage

Philip Hunter provides an editorial introduction to Ariadne 35.

April 2003, issue35, editorial

ePrints UK: Developing a National E-prints Archive

Ruth Martin describes the technical work of the ePrints UK project, and outlines the non-technical issues that must also be addressed if the project is to deliver a national e-prints service

April 2003, issue35, feature article

Collection Description Focus Showcase: Mapping the Information Landscape

Verity Brack reports on this one-day showcase of Collection Description projects and services held at the British Library, London, 25 March 2003.

April 2003, issue35, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2003, issue34, news and events

OCLC-SCURL: Collaboration, Integration and Recombinant Potential

Pete Johnston reports on the New Directions in Metadata conference, 15-16 August, in Edinburgh

October 2002, issue33, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2002, issue33, news and events

NetLab's Digital Library Gâteau

Jessica Lindholm reports from the conference "NetLab and friends: Tribute and outlook after 10 years of digital library development". The conference was held in Lund, Sweden 10-12 April 2002.

July 2002, issue32, feature article

Collection Description in Focus

Clare McVeigh and Dierdre Wildy: A Report on the Collection Description Focus Workshops, Nov 2001-Mar 2002

July 2002, issue32, feature article

Editorial Introduction to Issue 31: An E-prints Revolution?

Philip Hunter with the editorial for Ariadne issue 31.

April 2002, issue31, editorial

The Distributed National Collection Access, and Cross-sectoral Collaboration: The Research Support Libraries Programme

Ronald Milne, Director of the programme, with an overview of the objectives for the Research Support Libraries Programme.

April 2002, issue31, feature article

The JISC Information Environment and Web Services

Andy Powell and Liz Lyon look at possible relationships between the Web Services idea and earlier ideas about seamless access to information.

April 2002, issue31, feature article

The AIM25 Project

Robert Baxter, Frances Blomeley and Rachel Kemsley present AIM25, a project providing electronic access to descriptions of archives held in various London institutions.

April 2002, issue31, feature article

Collection Description Focus: Spreading the Gospel

Bridget Robinson and Pete Johnston with an overview of CLD activities in the first year.

April 2002, issue31, feature article

Editorial Introduction to Issue 29: Key Technologies for the Development of the Digital Library

Philip Hunter with the editorial for Ariadne 29.

October 2001, issue29, editorial

Architects of the Information Age

Paul Miller reports on a recent UKOLN-organised event at the Office of the e-Envoy, and explores the need for an architecture to scope what we build online.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Collective Convergence: The Work of the Collection Description Focus

Pete Johnston and Bridget Robinson outline the work of the Collection Description Focus.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Editorial Introduction to Issue 28: Ariadne's Thread

Marieke Napier reviews recent developments on the cultural front and the contents of issue 28.

June 2001, issue28, editorial

The JOIN-UP Programme: Seminar on Linking Technologies

Sandy Shaw reports on a seminar bringing together experts in the field of linking technology for JISC's JOIN-UP Programme.

June 2001, issue28, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

June 2001, issue28, news and events

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