Journal of Documentation

Category:

Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 26 Issue 1

AN EXPERIMENTAL CURRENT AWARENESS SERVICE IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

J.L. HALL, JOHN PALMER, J.B. POOLE

Details are given of an experimental information service sponsored by the Office for Scientific and Technical Information through its Documentation Processing Centre as…

PHOTOCOPIES v. PERIODICALS

B.C. BROOKES

Evidence provided by the Dainton Report indicates that special libraries in the UK are far from fully exploiting the photocopying services provided by the national…

THE ANALYSIS OF LIBRARY PROCESSES

A library, like any other man‐made system, exists to provide services that are believed to meet certain needs. It will be effective to the extent that user needs have been…

THE ‘HALF‐LIFE’ OF PERIODICAL LITERATURE: APPARENT AND REAL OBSOLESCENCE

M.B. LINE

The expression ‘half‐life’, borrowed from physics, has appeared quite frequently in the literature on documentation since 1960, when an article by Burton and Kebler on The

Evaluation Tests of Information Retrieval Systems

CYRIL CLEVERDON

Thirty years or more ago, a favoured question in examination papers for librarians was some variation on the theme ‘Compare the merits of a classified catalogue and an…

ISSN:

0022-0418

Online date, start – end:

1945

Copyright Holder:

Emerald Publishing Limited

Open access:

hybrid

Editor:

  • Prof David Bawden