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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 Archival records are normally unpublished and almost always unique, unlike books or magazines for which many identical copies exist.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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EPRESS

Stuart Peters on EPRESS text management software tools, currently in development.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

EEVL News Nuggets

Brian Kelly reports on the use of third-party web services.

March 2000, issue23, tooled up

Railway Industry Resources on the Internet

Review: The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization

March 2000, issue23, 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

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

Editorial Introduction to Issue 24: Plumbing the Digital Library

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne 24.

June 2000, issue24, editorial

Interoperability: What Is It and Why Should I Want It?

Paul Miller explains what interoperability is and why you should want it.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

In Vision: The Internet As a Resource for Visually Impaired People

Ann Chapman on the Internet as a resource for visually impaired people: a survey of accessible sites, resources, current research and software.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

Agora: From Information Maze to Market

Bridget Robinson, David Palmer and Rosemary Russell outline the Agora cross-searching software project, and its technical background.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

JSTOR Usage

Alison Murphy reports on the JSTOR electronic journals project continuing success.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

Planet SOSIG

Heather Dawson with news of the recently merged Social Science Librarians Group.

June 2000, issue24, regular column

LONGITUDE: The Users in the Digital Landscape

Linda Berube on the Longitude project, designed to test a toolkit of qualitative survey methodologies to assess user needs in the digital library.

June 2000, issue24, regular column

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

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

June 2000, issue24, news and events

Cartoon

New cartoon work by Malcolm Campbell.

June 2000, issue24, odds and ends

Editorial Introduction to Issue 25: Beyond the Web Site

Philip Hunter on the contents of Ariadne issue 25 and recent developments in the world of Digital Library initiatives.

September 2000, issue25, editorial

A Policy Context: eLib and the Emergence of the Subject Gateways

Derek Law and Lorcan Dempsey outline some of the features of the policy environment which led to the setting up of the influential 'subject gateways' as part of the UK Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib).

September 2000, issue25, feature article

Electronic Homer

Martin Mueller reads Homer electronically with the TLG, Perseus, and the Chicago Homer.

September 2000, issue25, feature article

Metadata: Towards the Intelligent Museum

Paul Miller and Alice Grant explore CIMI: the collections standards organization which JISC has just joined.

September 2000, issue25, regular column

Cartoon

New cartoon work by Malcolm Campbell.

September 2000, issue25, odds and ends

Review: The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization

Maurice Line reviews Elaine Svenonius' 'The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization', published by MIT Press.

September 2000, issue25, review

After eLib

Chris Rusbridge, the former Director of the UK Electronic Libraries Programme, with an assessment of its achievements and legacy.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Travelling at the Speed of Discovery: The MALIBU Project's Most Valuable Lessons

Valeda Dent with a newcomer's perspective on the MALIBU project.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

The Distributed National Electronic Resource and the Hybrid Library

Stephen Pinfield and Lorcan Dempsey with an overview of the DNER.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Planet SOSIG: Keeping Social Scientists Connected

Debra Hiom and Emma Place discuss work to keep social scientists connected.

January 2001, issue26, regular column

Metadata: Preservation 2000

Michael Day reports on the Digital Preservation conference held in York in December 2000.

January 2001, issue26, event report

Review of Digital Imaging: A Practical Handbook

Philip Hunter and Marieke Napier review Stuart Lee's 'Digital Imaging' handbook.

January 2001, issue26, review

Editorial Introduction to Issue 27: The Digital Library Jigsaw

Philip Hunter opens the box and looks at some of the choicest pieces of Ariadne issue 27.

March 2001, issue27, editorial

After the Big Bang: The Forces of Change and E-Learning

Pete Johnston examines what recent developments in the area of "e-learning" might mean for the custodians of the information resources required to support teaching and learning.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

The Digital Preservation Coalition

Neil Beagrie reports on proposals to establish a Digital Preservation Coalition in the UK.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

Ancient World, Digital World: Excavation at Halif

Paul Jacobs on how field and research strategies were impacted significantly by the use of digital technology in the 1999 field season at Tell Halif, Israel (the Lahav Research Project).

March 2001, issue27, feature article

The LEODIS Database

Jonathan Kendal on the creation of LEODIS, a Public Libraries sector digitization and database project.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

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

The Future Is Hybrid: Edinburgh

John MacColl and Philip Hunter report on 'The Future is Hybrid' project day in Edinburgh.

March 2001, issue27, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

March 2001, issue27, news and events

Review: From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure

Michael Day reviews the book by Christine Borgman: From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure.

March 2001, issue27, review

Personalization of Web Services: Opportunities and Challenges

Monica Bonett gives an overview of personalization on the World Wide Web and discusses ideas for development within resource discovery systems.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

The Management of Content: Universities and the Electronic Publishing Revolution

Philip Hunter attempts to throw some light on the low take up of content management systems (CMS) in the university sector.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Supporting Material for Database Training, or 'Here’s One I Prepared Earlier'

Alison McNab looks at the wealth of resources available for trainers provided by the information service and content providers within JISC-supported services.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Project GOLD: Supporting Distance Learning Students

Derek Morisson describes an e-learning project which was the antithesis of the current trend towards multifunction, and invariably expensive, Virtual Learning Environments and sophisticated Managed Learning Environments.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

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