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This page provides an overview of 790 articles related to 'database', 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 database is a system intended to organize, store, and retrieve large amounts of data easily. It consists of an organized collection of data for one or more uses, typically in digital form. One way of classifying databases involves the type of their contents, for example: bibliographic, document-text, statistical. Digital databases are managed using database management systems, which store database contents, allowing data creation and maintenance, and search and other access. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Database)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'database': 790 (45.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'database' across all Ariadne articles: 3295
  • Average number of references to 'database' per Ariadne article: 4.17
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'database': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'database': 2.7 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'database':

  1. ann chapman (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. roddy macleod (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. jon knight (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. tracey stanley (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Book Review: Copyright Compliance

Stuart Hannabuss argues that the book's online big sister, Keeping Within the Law (KWtL), launched at the same time, is really the place to go and the source to buy.

July 2008, issue56, review

Book Review: Digital Copyright

Stuart Hannabuss looks at an interesting Nile cruise of a book about intellectual property.

January 2008, issue54, review

Book Review: E-metrics for Library and Information Professionals

Elizabeth McHugh learns about the importance of locally produced e-metrics and how they could be produced using available technologies.

February 2006, issue46, review

Book Review: Essential Law for Information Professionals

Stuart Hannabuss picks another winner but wonders whether legal essentialism is enough for information professionals.

October 2006, issue49, review

Book Review: How to Find Information

Verity Brack reviews a new practical guide for researchers wanting to improve their information skills and finds it a very useful addition.

January 2005, issue42, review

Book Review: Information Science in Transition

Michael Day reviews an edited volume published to commemorate the founding of the Institute of Information Scientists in 1958.

April 2010, issue63, review

Book Review: Integrating Geographic Information Systems Into Library Services

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a much needed work on offering GIS services in libraries.

January 2009, issue58, review

Book Review: Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval

Charles Oppenheim sees improvements in this second edition but has reservations about one of the few UK-based texts on this subject.

April 2004, issue39, review

Book Review: Libraries Without Walls 5

David Parkes reviews the fifth compilation of the biennial Library Without Walls Conference. He finds how far we have come and how far we have to go in delivering services to distributed learners.

October 2004, issue41, review

Book Review: Library Mashups

Aldalin Lyngdoh reviews a book on the basics of mashups and how they have been used in libraries worldwide.

April 2010, issue63, review

Book Review: Managing Digital Rights - A Practitioner's Guide

Stuart Hannabuss likes the way this book reminds us that information professionals need to apply the law and not merely know it.

April 2005, issue43, 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

Book Review: Practical Open Source Software for Libraries

Muhammad Rafiq takes a look at a work on the open source community and open source software.

January 2011, issue66, review

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

Book Review: Staying Legal

Stuart Hannabuss examines an interesting collection of essays and, with reservations, likes the second edition a lot more.

July 2004, issue40, review

Book Review: Super Searchers Make It on Their Own

Lina Coelho looks at the work and lives of independent information professionals prepared to share their secrets for starting and running a research business.

January 2004, issue38, review

Book Review: Teaching Web Search Skills

Verity Brack takes a look at this book for Web trainers, teachers and instructors.

April 2007, issue51, review

Book Review: The E-copyright Handbook

Charles Oppenheim takes a look at the latest of Paul Pedley’s copyright guidance books, and, in some respects, finds it wanting.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: The Embedded Librarian

John Azzolini reviews a comprehensive overview of embedded librarianship, a new model of library service that promises to enhance the strategic value of contemporary knowledge work.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: The Information Society - A Study of Continuity and Change

Lise Foster finds this a useful scene setter for the novice and valuable reminder for the professional of the challenges facing today's librarian.

October 2004, issue41, review

Book Review: The Invisible Web

Marieke Napier reviews the book: The Invisible Web.

January 2002, issue30, review

Book Review: The New Digital Scholar - Exploring and Enriching the Research and Writing Practices of NextGen Students

Julia Robinson reviews a substantial and timely collection of essays related to the research and writing practices of NextGen students. Expressing a call for change in the way educators approach Information Literacy teaching, this book invites the reader to redefine, re-evaluate and reflect on what we think we know about students’ research practices today.

July 2013, issue71, review

Book Review: The University of Google

Judy Reading reviews a work that may engender considerable debate in months to come.

January 2008, issue54, review

Book Review: The Virtual Reference Desk

Lina Coelho feels that digital reference has come of age and that this work is one of its adornments where reference information professionals are concerned.

April 2006, issue47, review

Book Review: University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a collection of essays that examine the transformation of academic libraries as they become part of digital learning environments.

March 2012, issue68, review

Book Review: Visualizing Data

Pete Cliff considers a new book on data visualisation and hopes one day to implement some of the interesting ideas presented in this work.

July 2008, issue56, review

Bringing Coherence to Networked Information for the New Century

Gillian Austen reports on the JISC-CNI conference at Stratford, UK, 14-16 June 2000.

June 2000, issue24, event report

BUBL : How BUBL Benefits Academic Librarians

Alan Dawson and Jan Simpson take us through BUBL, an old service recently transformed from being Gopher-based to Web-based.

July 1997, issue10, review

Building OAI-PMH Harvesters With Net::OAI::Harvester

Ed Summers describes Net::OAI::Harvester, the Perl package for easily interacting with OAI-PMH repositories as a metadata harvester. Ed provides examples of how to use Net::OAI::Harvester to write short programs which execute each of the 6 OAI-PMH verbs.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

Building on BUILDER

Ian Upton explores the achievements of this Windows NT server based project.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Building ResourceFinder

Pete Cliff looks at how the RDN has utilised the OAI Metadata Harvesting Protocol.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

BULISC '97

John Eyre reports on the Bournemouth University Library & Information Services Conference, New Tricks 2.

September 1997, issue11, event report

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

Cashing in on Caching

Jon Knight and Martin Hamilton describe Caching, possibly the most crucial tool available to frequent Web users, and point out why libraries should be aware of it.

July 1996, issue4, tooled up

Catalogues for the 21st Century

Ariadne reports on a one-day Workshop presented by the eLib Clump Projects at Goldsmiths College in London on the 3rd of March

March 2000, issue23, event report

Cataloguing E-Journals: Where Are We Now?

Valerie Wilkins reviews the results of a survey, showing a variety of current practices in cataloguing e-journals.

September 1997, issue11, review

Cataloguing Electronic Sources

Jackie Hwang, Team Leader, Bibliographic Services, surveys progress so far at Information Services, University of Birmingham.

September 1997, issue11, review

CATRIONA II Management Survey

Dennis Nicholson and Martin Smith provide a summary report of selected results from the CATRIONA II survey on the University Management of Electronic Resources.

December 1998, issue18, project update

CAUSE / EFFECT

Julia A. Rudy, Cause/Effect Editor and Director of Publications at CAUSE, an international, nonprofit professional association for managers and users of information resources on college and university campuses, describes CAUSE/EFFECT.

September 1996, issue5, review

CEI Looks for Bold Response

John MacColl describes the new call for proposals for further eLib programme work.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

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