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This page provides an overview of 735 articles related to 'archives', 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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An archive is a collection of historical records, or the physical place they are located. Archives contain primary source documents that have accumulated over the course of an individual or organization's lifetime, and are kept to show the function of an organization. In general, archives consist of records that have been selected for permanent or long-term preservation on grounds of their enduring cultural, historical, or evidentiary value. Archival records are normally unpublished and almost always unique, unlike books or magazines for which many identical copies exist. This means that archives (the places) are quite distinct from libraries with regard to their functions and organization, although archival collections can often be found within library buildings. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Archive)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'archives': 735 (42.1% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'archives' across all Ariadne articles: 4350
  • Average number of references to 'archives' per Ariadne article: 5.92
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'archives': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'archives': 1.6 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'archives':

  1. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. philip hunter (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. john maccoll (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. stevan harnad (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. stephen pinfield (see articles on this topic by this author)

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WWW2002 Here

Libby Miller sends notes from the WW2002 conference in Hawaii.

July 2002, issue32, event report

Workshop on E-Research, Digital Repositories and Portals

Rob Allan, Rob Crouchley and Caroline Ingram report on a two-day workshop held at University of Lancaster over 6-7 September 2006

October 2006, issue49, event report

WoPEc: Electronic Working Papers in Economics Services

Thomas Krichel describes WoPEc, a working papers project.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Wire: Interview Via Email With Jon Knight and Martin Hamilton

In this interview we question Knight and Martin Hamilton and present their replies.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

Wire: Email Interview with Traugott Koch

Traugott Koch submits to an interview by email.

January 1996, issue1, regular column

Wire: Dave Beckett, Interviewed

Dave Beckett is subjected to an interview via email.

May 1996, issue3, regular column

Wire: Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly is put under the virtual spotlight to answer a few questions via email on his past, present, and thoughts on matters networking.

July 1996, issue4, regular column

Wiki Or Won't He? A Tale of Public Sector Wikis

Marieke Guy revisits a topic receiving considerable attention these days and reflects on wiki use by public organisations.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

Why Are Users So Useful? User Engagement and the Experience of the JISC Digitisation Programme

Paola Marchionni discusses the importance of user engagement in the creation of digitised scholarly resources with case studies from the JISC Digitisation Programme.

October 2009, issue61, feature article

What's in Artifact for Further Education?

Jayne Everard writes about the areas covered by the new subject service Artifact and takes us through the facilities on offer to FE practitioners.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

What's Good and Bad about BUBL

Traugott Koch reviews the Bulletin Board for Libraries (BUBL).

January 1996, issue1, feature article

What Users Want: An Academic 'Hybrid' Library Perspective

Reg Carr reflects on the development of a user-centred approach in academic libraries over recent decades and into the era of the hybrid library.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

What Is an Open Repository?

Julie Allinson, Jessie Hey, Chris Awre and Mahendra Mahey report on the Open Repositories 2007 conference, held in San Antonio, Texas between 23-26 January 2007.

April 2007, issue51, event report

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

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

What Do National Libraries Do in the Age of the Internet?

Maurice Line, previously a Director General of the British library, ponders upon the questions faced by national libraries.

January 1998, issue13, feature article

What Do Application Profiles Reveal about the Learning Object Metadata Standard?

Jean Godby assesses the customised subsets of metadata elements that have been defined by 35 projects using the LOM standard to describe e-learning resources.

October 2004, issue41, 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

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

WebWatch: UK University Search Engines

Brian Kelly explores the search facilities used by UK university Web sites.

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

WebWatch: Surfing Historical UK University Web Sites

Brian Kelly outlines strategies for choosing appropriate standards for building Web sites.

April 2003, issue35, tooled up

Web4Lib: The Library Web Manager's Electronic Discussion List

Roy Tennant, Project Manager of the Digital Library Research & Development at the University of California, Berkeley, describes the Web4Lib mailing list, an electronic discussion forum for library Web managers.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Web-archiving: Managing and Archiving Online Documents and Records

Neil Beagrie and Philip Pothen report on the Digital Preservation Coalition Forum held 25th March 2002.

July 2002, issue32, event report

Web Watch: What's Related to My Web Site?

What's Related To My Web Site? Brian Kelly looks at Netscape's 'What's Related?' facility and reports on the service's findings for institutional Web servers.

March 2001, issue27, tooled up

Web Watch: Size of Institutional Top Level Pages

Web Watch: Brian Kelly looks at the size of institutional top level pages.

June 2001, issue28, tooled up

Web Watch: Carrying Out Your Own Web Watch Survey

Brian Kelly describes how you can carry out your own WebWatch benchmarking survey across your own community.

October 2001, issue29, tooled up

Web Watch: A Survey of Links to UK University Web Sites

Brian Kelly reports on the number of links to University web sites.

March 2000, issue23, tooled up

Web Mirrors: Building the UK Mirror Service

Report on the UK Mirror Service by Mark Russell.

December 1999, issue22, tooled up

Web Mirror: The National Mirror Service

Sally Hadland on the New National Mirror Service.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Web Focus: Widening the Focus for the Future

Brian Kelly reviews the history of the Web Focus post and describes funding changes which gives Web Focus a much wider remit.

October 2003, issue37, tooled up

Web Focus: Using the Web to Promote Your Web Site

Brian Kelly expalins how to promote your web site.

December 1999, issue22, tooled up

Web Focus: The Role of the Web Editor

Brian Kelly asks, does 'web editor' mean Unix guru or an HTML coder?

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Web Focus: Report on "Institutional Web Management Next Steps" Workshop

Brian Kelly reports on the latest "Institutional Web Management Workshop," this year called: "The Next Steps."

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

Web Focus: QA Focus Has Finished - Let's Start Embedding QA

Brian Kelly reviews the JISC-funded QA Focus Project and argues that developers should be using quality assurance principles.

October 2004, issue41, 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

Web Focus: Let's Get Serious about HTML Standards

Brian Kelly encourages authors to treat compliance with HTML standards seriously.

October 2002, issue33, tooled up

Web Focus: Hot News From WWW10

Brian Kelly reports on the Tenth International World Wide Web Conference, held in Hong Kong on 1-5 May 2001.

June 2001, issue28, tooled up

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 16

Philip Hunter and Bernadette Daly introduce Ariadne issue 16.

July 1998, issue16, editorial

Web Editorial: Ariadne Issue 15

Web editor Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne 15.

May 1998, issue15, editorial

Web Curator Tool

Philip Beresford tells the story (from The British Library's perspective) of the development of new software to aid all stages of harvesting Web sites for preservation.

January 2007, issue50, feature article

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