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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 Archival records are normally unpublished and almost always unique, unlike books or magazines for which many identical copies exist.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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Book Review: Net Effects

Grant Young reviews a compilation of articles showcasing librarians' efforts to wrest control of new technologies and reassert some traditional values.

July 2004, issue40, review

Book Review: Mob Rule Learning

Fiona MacLellan reviews a book which discusses the current unconference phenomenon and highlights the learning opportunities that these environments offer.

July 2012, issue69, review

Book Review: Memory Bytes - History, Technology, and Digital Culture

Ingrid Mason takes a look at this collection of essays and analyses how these authors contribute to our understanding of digital culture by placing digital technology in an historical context.

February 2006, issue46, review

Book Review: Mastering Regular Expressions, 3rd Edition

Emma Tonkin and Greg Tourte take a look at the new edition of an O'Reilly classic.

October 2007, issue53, review

Book Review: Managing Research Data

Sally Rumsey reviews a book which describes and explains the topics of interest central to practitioners involved with research data management.

July 2012, issue69, review

Book Review: Managing Electronic Records

Lise Foster finds much to think about in this wide-ranging collection of essays on the fast-developing field of electronic records management.

February 2006, issue46, review

Book Review: Managing Electronic Government Information in Libraries

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a book which addresses the following question: From e-government to t-government. How will libraries keep up?

April 2009, issue59, review

Book Review: Managing Digital Rights - A Practitioner's Guide

Stuart Hannabuss likes the way this book reminds us that information professionals need to apply the law and not merely know it.

April 2005, issue43, review

Book Review: Making Digital Cultures - Access, Interactivity, and Authenticity

Lina Coelho finds this study of the cultural terrain of modern institutions, where digital and analogue objects co-exist, both challenging and thought-provoking.

April 2009, issue59, review

Book Review: Libraries Without Walls 5

David Parkes reviews the fifth compilation of the biennial Library Without Walls Conference. He finds how far we have come and how far we have to go in delivering services to distributed learners.

October 2004, issue41, review

Book Review: Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval

Charles Oppenheim sees improvements in this second edition but has reservations about one of the few UK-based texts on this subject.

April 2004, issue39, review

Book Review: Introducing RDA

Katrina Clifford reviews a work covering the long-heralded change in the cataloguing rule set - RDA (Resource Description and Access).

January 2011, issue66, review

Book Review: Information Architecture - Designing Information Environments for Purpose

John Paschoud looks at this collection of articles and finds some good parts in a generally ineffective whole.

July 2004, issue40, review

Book Review: Information 2.0

Milena Dobreva reviews the newly published book of Martin de Saulles which looks at the new models of information production, distribution and consumption.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: I, Digital – A History Devoid of the Personal?

Chris Rusbridge reviews an edited volume that aims to fill a gap in ‘literature designed specifically to guide archivists’ thinking about personal digital materials’.

July 2012, issue69, review

Book Review: Evaluating the Impact of Your Library

David Parkes reviews a new book, targeted at managers, which is both a tool to help evaluate your library and an analysis of Impact Evaluation methodology.

July 2006, issue48, review

Book Review: Essential Law for Information Professionals

Stuart Hannabuss picks another winner but wonders whether legal essentialism is enough for information professionals.

October 2006, issue49, review

Book Review: Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives

Ian Lovecy looks at a useful consolidation of approaches to disaster management.

July 2005, issue44, review

Book Review: Digital Preservation

Maureen Pennock reviews a release in Facet's Digital Futures series.

January 2007, issue50, review

Book Review: Digital Libraries - Policy, Planning and Practice

Bruce Royan considers the ironies of communicating the state of the art of digital libraries by means of a print publication.

January 2005, issue42, review

Book Review: Digital Information - Order Or Anarchy?

Muhammad Rafiq offers us a review of a work which examines the future of digital information and emerging patterns of scholarly communication.

July 2010, issue64, review

Book Review: Digital Copyright

Stuart Hannabuss looks at an interesting Nile cruise of a book about intellectual property.

January 2008, issue54, review

Book Review: Copyright Compliance

Stuart Hannabuss argues that the book's online big sister, Keeping Within the Law (KWtL), launched at the same time, is really the place to go and the source to buy.

July 2008, issue56, review

Book Review: Copyright - Interpreting the Law for Libraries, Archives and Information Services

Charles Oppenheim sees much to like in the new edition of this work by a well-known authority but identifies one potentially major drawback.

January 2010, issue62, review

Book Review: Building an Electronic Resource Collection

Sarah Pearson considers whether the 2nd edition of this practical guide for building an electronic resource collection can satisfy the needs of both new and experienced practitioners.

April 2005, issue43, review

Book Review: Being an Information Innovator

John Paschoud reviews a book which formalises the processes of being what many of us would like to be within our information-based organisations - innovators and entrepreneurs of the Information Age.

March 2012, issue68, review

Book Review: ARIST 39 - Annual Review of Information Science and Technology

Michael Day reviews another recent volume of this key annual publication on information science and technology.

February 2006, issue46, review

Book Review: Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 2004 (Volume 38)

Michael Day reviews a recent volume of this key annual publication on information science and technology.

October 2005, issue45, review

Book Review: Acquisitions in the New Information Universe

Eilidh Mackay reviews a work which takes a concept-based approach to contemporary acquisitions practices.

October 2010, issue65, review

Book Review: Access, Delivery, Performance - The Future of Libraries Without Walls

Michael Day reviews a Festschrift celebrating the work of Professor Peter Brophy, founder of the Centre for Research in Library and Information Management.

July 2010, issue64, review

Blue Ribbon Task Force Symposium on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access

Marieke Guy reports on a symposium which provided an opportunity for stakeholders to respond to the recent Blue Ribbon Task Force report on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access.

July 2010, issue64, event report

Blogging from the Backroom

Ann Chapman reports on a seminar on blogging, designed for those working in the traditional 'backroom' professions such as cataloguing and indexing, held by the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group in London, on 8 June 2007.

July 2007, issue52, event report

Biz/Ed Bulletin

Kate Sharp and Libby Miller describe Business and Economics Resources on the Internet.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

BIDS Hits the Web

Isobel Stark takes a look at the soon to be released trial BIDS web interface.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Beyond the PDF

Jodi Schneider reports on a three-day workshop about the future of scientific communication, held in San Diego CA, USA, in January 2011.

January 2011, issue66, event report

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

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

Balancing Stakeholder Needs: Archive 2.0 As Community-centred Design

Jim Ridolfo, William Hart-Davidson and Michael McLeod present a case example on building a digital archive with cultural and scholarly stakeholder groups - to provide a model for balancing stakeholder needs.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

Australian Co-operative Digitisation Project, 1840-45

Ross Coleman describes a project which will create a unique research infrastructure in Australian studies through the digital conversion of Australian serials and fiction of the seminal period 1840-45.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Augmented Reality in Education: The SCARLET+ Experience

Laura Skilton, Matt Ramirez, Guyda Armstrong, Rose Lock, Jean Vacher and Marie-Therese Gramstadt describe augmented reality in education case studies from the University of Sussex and the University for the Creative Arts.

July 2013, issue71, feature article

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