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 Archival records are normally unpublished and almost always unique, unlike books or magazines for which many identical copies exist.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

Alason Roberts looks at the use of theses in academic libraries.

September 1997, issue11, feature article

Parallel Publishing for Transactions (PPT)

Hugo Brailsford introduces a parallel publication in Geography.

September 1997, issue11, project update

Interface: All Pre-Prints Servers Are Not the Same

Isobel Stark talks to Dan Fleming of the Formations project.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

The Librarian of Babel: for a Public Reading Right

The Librarian, talking to Mike Holderness, considers the economics of gathering all human knowledge and proposes a Public Reading Right.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Metadata Corner: Naming Names - Metadata Registries

Rachel Heery examines metadata issues.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Public Libraries Corner: A Public Library Metadata Initiative

Sally Criddle introduces an initiative to extend current developments in the use of metadata to the public library community.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

BULISC '97

John Eyre reports on the Bournemouth University Library & Information Services Conference, New Tricks 2.

September 1997, issue11, event report

Libtech '97

Christine Dugdale & Jackie Chelin of the ResIDe project, University of the West of England, report on the seminar which took place at Libtech at the University of Hertfordshire.

September 1997, issue11, event report

JournalsOnline: The Online Journal Solution

Jane Henley and Sarah Thompson look at the BIDS JournalsOnline service and its commercial competitors.

November 1997, issue12, feature article

Are Print Journals Dinosaurs?

Tony Kidd wonders if he and and his kind are palæontologists.

November 1997, issue12, feature article

The Lesser of Two EEVLs?

Roddy MacLeod, EEVL Project Manager (Information), describes plans for EEVL.

November 1997, issue12, feature article

The History of History

Stephen Smith explains the background to the relaunch of IHR-Info as HISTORY.

November 1997, issue12, project update

Consortium and Site Licensing

Jim Huntingford reports from the Consortium and Site Licensing Seminar organised by the United Kingdom Serials Group.

November 1997, issue12, event report

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

Music Libraries Online

Celia Duffy describes a virtual music catalogue.

January 1998, issue13, project update

Down Your Way: University of Ulster, Coleraine

Isobel Stark investigates University of Ulster, Coleraine.

January 1998, issue13, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Politically Correct - Editing the Politics Section of SOSIG

Heather Dawson from The British Library of Political and Economic Science talks about her role as a SOSIG Section Editor.

January 1998, issue13, regular column

Copyright Corner

Charles Oppenheim answers your copyright queries.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Minotaur

Robin Alston replies to issue Ariadne 13's Minotaur, by Louis Schmier.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Public Libraries Corner: An Internet Open Day

Sally Criddle describes a World Wide Web training event organised by UKOLN and the University of Bath for the 1997 National Libraries Week.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

MODELS

Rosemary Russell reports on MODELS workshop, held on 5-6 February 1998.

March 1998, issue14, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

March 1998, issue14, news and events

Web Editorial: Ariadne Issue 15

Web editor Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne 15.

May 1998, issue15, editorial

A National Co-ordinating Body for Digital Archiving?

David Haynes discusses one possible way forward for ensuring that potentially valued digital materials are preserved for future study and use.

May 1998, issue15, feature article

ROUTES Project

Una O'Sullivan describes the Open University ROUTES project.

May 1998, issue15, feature article

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 16

Philip Hunter and Bernadette Daly introduce Ariadne issue 16.

July 1998, issue16, editorial

Metadata Corner

Michael Day reports from Tomar, Portugal, on the DELOS6 Workshop.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

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

Information Landscapes

Rosemary Russell, Sally Criddle and Sarah Ormes report on the UKOLN conference held in June 1998.

July 1998, issue16, event report

Electronic Access: Archives in the New Millennium

Michael Day reports from Kew on the Public Record Office view of the Brave New World of online archives.

July 1998, issue16, event report

Building on Shifting Sands: Information Age Organisations

Clive Field draws on his experience at the University of Birmingham to explore the issue of creating a flexible organisation.

September 1998, issue17, feature article

A New Publication for a New Challenge

John MacColl and Lyndon Pugh discuss their proposal for a web and print magazine for Information and IT professionals in UK Higher Education.

September 1998, issue17, feature article

Exploring Planet SOSIG: Law, Statistics and Demography

Planet SOSIG: Exploring Planet SOSIG: Law, Statistics and Demography: Janette Cochrane, Sue Pettit and Wendy White. Planet SOSIG continues its review of the main SOSIG subject sections, highlighting the resources that the Internet can offer to those working in the different fields of the social sciences.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

UKOLUG

Jacqueline Chelin reports on the UKOLUG 20th birthday conference.

September 1998, issue17, event report

Information Ecosystems

John MacColl follows up last issue's breakdown of papers with his reflections on the UKOLN conference held in Bath University at the end of June.

September 1998, issue17, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

September 1998, issue17, news and events

Transatlantic Bandwidth: How to Save Money on Your Costs

Sally Hadland, Information Officer at the Higher Education National Software Archive (HENSA), describes how using HENSA can save on transatlantic bandwidth.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

The ExamNet Project at De Montfort University

David James Houghton introduces the ExamNet Project, which offers access to past De Montfort University examination papers in electronic form.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Launching an Electronic Magazine: An Overview of Value-added Features and Services

Bernadette Daly looks at a variety of electronic publications as part of the research phase in the delivery of a new Web magazine.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

JSTOR

Daniel Holden reports on his trip to the United States to visit colleagues at JSTOR, a not-for-profit organisation creating a digital archive collection of scholarly journals

December 1998, issue18, feature article

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