Journal of Documentation

Category:

Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 46 Issue 4

THE USE OF AUTHORITY: CITATION PATTERNS IN THE ENGLISH COURTS

PETER CLINCH

The use of law reports as a source for data on citation patterns in the courts of law has been pioneered in the United States and to some extent in Canada. Very little…

EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF AN ONLINE LIBRARY CATALOGUE ON SUBJECT SEARCHING BEHAVIOUR AT THE CATALOGUE AND T THE SHELVES

MICHELINE HANCOCK‐BEAULIEU

The second half of a ‘before and after’ study to evaluate the impact of an online catalogue on subject searching behaviour is reported. A holistic approach is adopted…

CONDENSED REPRESENTATION OF SENTENCES IN GRAPHIC DISPLAYS OF TEXT STRUCTURES

TIMOTHY C. CRAVEN

This article is concerned with how sentences may be represented briefly but informatively in graphic displays of a sentence dependency structure. Different automatic…

EFFECTIVENESS OF A LOCAL INTER‐LOAN SYSTEM FOR FIVE ACADEMIC LIBRARIES: AN OPERATIONAL RESEARCH APPROACH

A.F. MacDOUGALL, H. WHEELHOUSE, J.M. WILSON

This note considers the alternative of satisfying inter‐loan items emanating from five academic libraries locally, compared to the existing approach of satisfying such…

ON TERM SELECTION FOR QUERY EXPANSION

S.E. ROBERTSON

In the framework of a relevance feedback system, term values or term weights may be used to (a) select new terms for inclusion in a query, and/or (b) weight the terms for…

KNOWLEDGE CREATION BY INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

DAVID ROBERTS

Davies' interesting review of the possibilities and methods of deriving new knowledge from bibliographic databases has implications for key factors in the design of such…

GENERATING NEW KNOWLEDGE BY RETRIEVING INFORMATION

ROY DAVIES

Roberts makes an important point in his note when he draws attention to the limitations of databases both in terms of their coverage of the literature and their retrieval…

ISSN:

0022-0418

Online date, start – end:

1945

Copyright Holder:

Emerald Publishing Limited

Open access:

hybrid

Editor:

  • Prof David Bawden