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  • Number of articles referring to 'gpl': 8 (0.5% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'gpl' across all Ariadne articles: 19
  • Average number of references to 'gpl' per Ariadne article: 2.38
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'gpl': 2005-01
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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'gpl':

  1. mike fraser (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. randy metcalfe (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. ian brown (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. francesca simon millar (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. mona hess (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Redeveloping the Loughborough Online Reading List System

Jon Knight, Jason Cooper and Gary Brewerton describe the redevelopment of Loughborough University’s open source reading list system.

July 2012, issue69, tooled up

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by Dr. Radut