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This page provides an overview of 22 articles related to 'instant messaging', 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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Instant messaging (IM) is a form of real-time direct text-based communication between two or more people using personal computers or other devices, along with shared clients. The user's text is conveyed over a network, such as the Internet. More advanced instant messaging software clients also allow enhanced modes of communication, such as live voice or video calling. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Instant messaging)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'instant messaging': 22 (1.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'instant messaging' across all Ariadne articles: 65
  • Average number of references to 'instant messaging' per Ariadne article: 2.95
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'instant messaging': 2003-04
  • Trending factor of 'instant messaging': 24.8 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'instant messaging':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. lizzie caperon (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. robert bristow (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. sarah houghton (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. geoff butters (see articles on this topic by this author)

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What Features in a Portal?

Geoff Butters analyses the features found in various types of portal, and includes a comparison with the planned features for the JISC Subject Portals.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

Through the Web Authoring Tools

Paul Browning offers a technical review of new approaches to Web publishing.

April 2004, issue39, tooled up

Book Review: Extreme Searchers' Internet Handbook

Verity Brack reviews a book on Internet resources and finds it a useful volume for Internet beginners and Google-centric searchers.

April 2004, issue39, review

The Institutional Web Management Workshop 2004

Tracey Stanley reports on the 8th Institutional Web Management Workshop at the University of Birmingham over 27-29 July. The theme of this year's workshop was Transforming the Organisation.

October 2004, issue41, event report

Web Focus: Experiences of Using a Wiki for Note-taking at a Workshop

Brian Kelly describes how the Wikalong Wiki tool was used to support note-taking at a workshop.

January 2005, issue42, tooled up

Beyond Email: Wikis, Blogs and Other Strange Beasts

Robert Bristow reports on a one-day workshop 'Beyond Email: Strategies for Collaborative Working and Learning in the 21st Century'.

January 2005, issue42, event report

Web Focus: Using Collaborative Technologies When on the Road

Brian Kelly argues that since conference delegates now expect to be able to read email on the road, there are additional technologies which might enhance our effectiveness when away from the office.

April 2005, issue43, tooled up

Web Focus: The WWW 2005 Conference

Brian Kelly provides his impressions including reports of areas of doubt and uncertainty - but also of an exciting new development.

July 2005, issue44, tooled up

Web Focus: Must Email Die?

Brian Kelly recently gave a talk on this subject at the Internet Librarian International 2005 conference. In this article he expands on the talk and revisits the question as to whether email really should disappear.

October 2005, issue45, tooled up

The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After

Lorcan Dempsey considers how the digital library environment has changed in the ten years since Ariadne was first published.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

IWMW 2006: Quality Matters

Adrian Stevenson reports on the 10th Institutional Web Management Workshop held at the University of Bath over 14-16 June 2006.

July 2006, issue48, 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

Book Review: The Thriving Library

Lina Coelho takes a look at this collection of winning strategies for success in public libraries during challenging times.

April 2008, issue55, review

A Desk Too Far?: The Case for Remote Working

Marieke Guy examines both the benefits and the pitfalls of working remotely from the standpoint of both employees and their organisation.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Being Wired Or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope With Information Overload

Sarah Houghton-Jan explores different strategies for managing and coping with various types of informational overload.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Blended Learning and Online Tutoring: Planning Learner Support and Activity Design

Lyn Parker does not consider that the second edition has changed considerably from the first edition despite the publishers' blurb to the contrary. Nonetheless, she feels there is much of value.

July 2008, issue56, review

23 Things in Public Libraries

Helen Leech describes a collaborative project to increase front-line staff's understanding and use of Web 2.0 in public libraries.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

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

Editorial Introduction to Issue 68

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne issue 68.

March 2012, issue68, editorial

Has Second Life Lived up to Expectations?

Paul Gorman examines to what degree Second Life has justified the claims made for it by its evangelists with particular regard to education.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

Welsh Libraries and Social Media: A Survey

Alyson Tyler outlines the results of a survey of Welsh libraries, their access to, and use of, social media, and offers a sample business case.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

Developing Adaptable, Efficient Mobile Library Services: Librarians as Enablers

Lizzie Caperon describes how library resources can be targeted towards effective mobile services as mobile devices become increasingly prevalent in Higher Education.

November 2014, issue73, feature article

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