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This page provides an overview of 734 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 Archival records are normally unpublished and almost always unique, unlike books or magazines for which many identical copies exist.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': 734 (42.2% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'archives' across all Ariadne articles: 4349
  • Average number of references to 'archives' per Ariadne article: 5.93
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'archives': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'archives': 100.5 (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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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

Introducing Web Focus

UK Web Focus - a strange job title. What is it? What does it do? In this article Brian Kelly describes his role as UK Web Focus, his previous involvement with the Web and his work as the JISC representative on the World Wide Web Consortium.

March 1997, issue8, tooled up

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

Print Journals: Fit for the Future?

Do authors choose to appear in print journals for the wrong reasons? Do print journals continue for the wrong reasons? In short, are print research journals a corrupt form of scholarly communication? We asked Fytton Rowland to provide a defence of the traditional scholarly journal. In our next journal we shall provide a perspective from the other side of the debate.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

SCRAN: A Taste of Scotland and Food for Thought

Bruce Royan outlines an epic millennium project to digitise much of the culture and heritage of Scotland.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

IPL: The Internet Public Library

Schelle Simcox describes a Web-based public library, designed in many ways to mimic, and improve on, features of and within a real, large-scale library.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

MIDAS: Manchester Information, Datasets and Associated Services

Anne McCombe describes a service that provides a wide range of datasets to the wider communities.

January 1997, issue7, project update

Data Archive at the University of Essex

Denise Lievesley and Bridget Winstanley describe this national resource centre for computer-readable data in the social sciences and humanities.

January 1997, issue7, project update

Web Access for the Disabled

Cathy Murtha outlines the problems that audio-visually impaired people encounter when trying to use network-based resources.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Down Your Way: Durham

Paul Miller travels to Durham and reports on a mammoth archival digitisation project.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Burnside Writes

John Burnside on pornography and the Internet.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Interface: Les Carr Interview

Steve Hitchcock and Les Carr of the Open Journal Project link up with Ian Budden.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

The Internet Resources Newsletter from Heriot-Watt University

Roddy MacLeod describes a Web-based resources newsletter.

November 1996, issue6, feature article

Mailbase: Unique Electronic Discussion List Service for UK Higher Education Tops 100,000 Users

Morna Findlay and Elaine Blair report on the passing of a milestone for UK academia's premier Mailing List resource.

November 1996, issue6, feature article

MIDRIB

Julian Cook describes a major database of medical images.

November 1996, issue6, project update

Networked Learner Support Current Practice Case Base

Sarah Ashton describes the Current Practice Case Base, an index of links to sites that demonstrate a use of networked learner support.

November 1996, issue6, project update

ILRT: The Institute for Learning and Research Technology

Gillian Austen, External Relations Manager at the recently founded Institute for Learning and Research Technology at the University of Bristol, gives an overview of its structure and objectives.

November 1996, issue6, project update

10th Annual Anglo-Nordic Seminar

Kelly Russell from the eLib programme describes this seminar, which heavily featured speakers and current issues relevant to the UK digital libraries movement.

November 1996, issue6, event report

Intranets

Jon Knight investigates what is meant by the current buzzword intranet and looks at how it may be applied in a library environment. A suggestion for a low cost entry level intranet solution is also given.

November 1996, issue6, tooled up

British Library Corner: Setting Priorities for Digital Library Research, The Beginnings of a Process?

Graham Jefcoate describes the background behind the recently announced British Library Research and Innovation Centre call for proposals in the field of digital library research.

November 1996, issue6, regular column

Net Gains for Digital Researchers

Amy Friedlander, the editor of D-Lib, looks at, and towards, some of the benefits of the Web and digital technology towards how we do and present research.

September 1996, issue5, feature article

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

BIDS Hits the Web

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

September 1996, issue5, project update

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

Putting the UK on the Map

Peter Burden of the University of Wolverhampton's School of Computing and Information Technology describes the history behind his clickable maps of the UK, an essential and well established (though unfunded) resource for quickly locating academic and research Web sites.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Lotus Eaters On-Line: Forming an Alliance Between Groupware and the Web in a Pre-Prints System

Dan Fleming, co-director of the eLib 'Formations' project and lecturer in media studies at the University of Ulster, looks at some of the issues involved in adding value to a pre-prints system by using groupware such as Lotus Notes.

September 1996, issue5, project update

HELIX

Ruth Glynn outlines the HELIX project, one of the new Images projects from the eLib programme.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Provenance

Neal Chan describes Provenance, a Canadian-based Web magazine for Information Professionals.

September 1996, issue5, review

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

British Library Corner: Text and the Internet

Graham Jefcoate, a Research Analyst from the British Library Research and Innovation Centre will be writing this regular column for the remaining issues of Ariadne. In this issue, Graham gives us the text of his Libtech talk: Text and the Internet.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Around the Table

Around the Table: Sheona Farquhar looks at sites in science and engineering.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Serving the Arts and Humanities

Dan Greenstein gives an extensive description of AHDS, the Arts and Humanities Data Service: its objectives, organisation, and how the data will be collected, preserved and described..

July 1996, issue4, feature article

ResIDe: Electronic Reserve for UK Universities

Tessa Bruce describes an electronic reserve system at the University of the West of England.

July 1996, issue4, project update

JUGL

Emma Wright put on her woolies and went to Preston to report on the annual JUGL (JANET User Group for Libraries) conference.

July 1996, issue4, event report

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

Down Your Very Long Way Away

J. Correia describes the use of the Internet in Macau.

July 1996, issue4, regular column

Interface

John MacColl talks to Peter Nathan, acting president and distinguished professor of psychology at the University of Iowa.

July 1996, issue4, regular column

Around the Table

Ian Budden points to resources for humanities scholars.

July 1996, issue4, regular column

Mailing Lists: Keeping Up With eLib

We point out the advantages of being on the lis-elib mailing list, and briefly describe the other public eLib mailing lists currently in use.

May 1996, issue3, feature article

Editorial Introduction to Issue 3

John Kirriemuir, Editor, introduces the Web version of Ariadne.

May 1996, issue3, editorial

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