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 Archival records are normally unpublished and almost always unique, unlike books or magazines for which many identical copies exist.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

Phil Cross presents the first of an occasional series of articles looking at individual subsections within SOSIG. Phil has been the section editor for Environmental Sciences for the past year and gives a description of the types of resources users can expect to find in this rapidly expanding field.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Planet SOSIG

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

June 2000, issue24, regular column

Planet SOSIG

Debra Hiom with a report which covers: the launch of Citizenship Past; a new VTS Tutorial for European Studies; and an update on the SOSIG Portals Project.

July 2002, issue32, regular column

Planet SOSIG

Debra Hiom highlights some new events, publications and services in the social sciences and Andy Hargrave introduces recent developments for FE in the Bized Service.

July 2003, issue36, regular column

PICK: Library and Information Science Resources on the Internet

In 1995, the Thomas Parry Library, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, won funding for PICK, a project to build a gateway to quality resources in the LIS field. Here, Andrew Cox describes this gateway, and reviews the project's achievements at the end of the first year.

September 1996, issue5, project update

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

Persistent Identifiers: Considering the Options

Emma Tonkin looks at the current landscape of persistent identifiers, describes several current services, and examines the theoretical background behind their structure and use.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Performance and Security: Notes for System Administrators

Performance and Security - Notes for System Administrators: Andy Powell offers some hints and tips on the performance and security aspects of running electronic library services on UNIX based machines.

March 1997, issue8, tooled up

Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa

Monika Elbert, David Fuegi and Ugne Lipeikaite describe the principal findings of the study Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa which served to provide evidence of how public libraries are perceived by their stakeholders.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

Peculiarities of Digitising Materials from the Collections of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia

Alan Hopkinson and Tigran Zargaryan give an overview of their experience of digitising paper-based materials in the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia including some of the obstacles encountered during image processing and optical character recognition.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

Parallel Publishing for Transactions (PPT)

Hugo Brailsford introduces a parallel publication in Geography.

September 1997, issue11, project update

PALS Conference: Institutional Repositories and Their Impact on Publishing

Kurt Paulus describes for us the Publisher and Library/Learning Solutions (PALS) Conference held in London this June.

July 2004, issue40, event report

Overlay Journals and Data Publishing in the Meteorological Sciences

Sarah Callaghan, Fiona Hewer, Sam Pepler, Paul Hardaker and Alan Gadian introduce the OJIMS Project and discuss the impact of overlay and data journals in the meteorological sciences.

July 2009, issue60, feature article

Opening Up OpenURLs with Autodiscovery

Daniel Chudnov, Richard Cameron, Jeremy Frumkin, Ross Singer and Raymond Yee demonstrate a 'gather locally, share globally' approach to OpenURLs and metadata autodiscovery in scholarly and non-scholarly environments.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

Open Repositories 2009

Adrian Stevenson reports on the four-day annual Open Repositories conference held at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA, USA over 18 - 21 May 2009.

July 2009, issue60, event report

Open Repositories 2008

Mahendra Mahey reports on the third international Open Repositories 2008 Conference, held at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton in April 2008.

July 2008, issue56, event report

Open Archiving Opportunities for Developing Countries: Towards Equitable Distribution of Global Knowledge

Leslie Chan and Barbara Kirsop explore some of the implications of using the OAI Protocol.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Open Archive Forum Workshop: Creating a European Forum on Open Archives

Ariadne reports on the Open Archives Forum's First Workshop: Creating a European Forum on Open Archives. Pisa, 13-14 May 2002. CNR, Pisa.

July 2002, issue32, event report

Open Access and Research Conference 2013: Discovery, Impact and Innovation

Paula Callan, Stephanie Bradbury, Sarah Brown, Philippa Broadley, Emma Nelms and Christopher Hart report on Open Access and Research 2013 which focused on recent developments and the strategic advantages they bring to the research sector.

March 2014, issue72, event report

OMNI-Corner: Read All about It

OMNI's Sue Welsh looks at the sites which keep you up to date in health and medicine.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

OMNI-corner: Patient Information on the Web – Doctor on Your Desktop?

Sue Welsh, the OMNI maintainer, examines the perils of using the Internet as a substitute for your local family practitioner.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

OMNI Corner: Information or Hysteria, "Talking sensibly" in the Biomedical Field

John Kirriemuir outlines current areas of concern in: Information or Hysteria? "Talking sensibly" in the biomedical field.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

OCLC-SCURL: Collaboration, Integration and Recombinant Potential

Pete Johnston reports on the New Directions in Metadata conference, 15-16 August, in Edinburgh

October 2002, issue33, event report

OAI: The Fourth Open Archives Forum Workshop

Manjula Patel provides us with an overview of the 4th Open Archives Forum Workshop.

October 2003, issue37, event report

OAI-ORE, PRESERV2 and Digital Preservation

Sally Rumsey and Ben O'Steen describe OAI-ORE and how it can contribute to digital preservation activities.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

NISS: National Information Services and Systems

Annette Lafford and Oren Stone talk us through NISS, one of the major sources of on-line information for academics and librarians

July 1997, issue10, review

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

March 1998, issue14, news and events

Newsline: News You Can Use

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September 1998, issue17, news and events

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June 1999, issue20, news and events

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June 2000, issue24, news and events

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March 2001, issue27, news and events

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June 2001, issue28, news and events

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October 2001, issue29, news and events

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January 2002, issue30, news and events

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April 2002, issue31, news and events

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July 2002, issue32, news and events

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October 2002, issue33, news and events

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January 2003, issue34, news and events

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July 2003, issue36, news and events

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October 2003, issue37, news and events

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