Journal of Documentation

Category:

Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 28 Issue 3

ON THE INVERSE RELATIONSHIP OF RECALL AND PRECISION

CYRIL W. CLEVERDON

It is now ten years since some slight experimental evidence was presented which appeared to support the hypothesis that there was an inverse relationship between recall…

TOWARDS A UNIVERSAL SEARCH FORMULATION LANGUAGE FOR INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

A.J. HARLEY, M. LE MINOR, A. WEIL

It is not with any Utopian optimism that we propose a universal search formulation language. Nevertheless, a serious problem exists, and we hope to give some impetus to…

SOME GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SPECIAL LIBRARIES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE UK

K. BHATTACHARYYA

Special libraries in science and technology constitute a vital link in the process of information transfer. A study of how special libraries in the UK are functioning at…

MEASURING READERS' FAILURE AT THE SHELF IN THREE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

JOHN A. URQUHART, J.L. SCHOFIELD

This paper continues the reporting of the Unit's work on a method of investigating how often readers fail to find what they are looking for on the shelves, why they fail…

ARE OBSOLESCENCE AND SCATTERING RELATED?

MICHAEL K. BUCKLAND

Considerable attention has been paid, in this journal and elsewhere, to each of two aspects of the use of literature. One of these is the relative decrease in use of…

COMPUTER TYPESETTING AND INFORMATION

DAVID MARTIN

Computer typesetting is—or should by now be regarded as—an everyday technique which links the electronic digital computer and tape‐driven composing machines into a system…

ISSN:

0022-0418

Online date, start – end:

1945

Copyright Holder:

Emerald Publishing Limited

Open access:

hybrid

Editor:

  • Prof David Bawden