Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 56 Issue 6

Comparison and evaluation of some economic models of digital‐only journals

Leah Halliday, Charles Oppenheim

Economic aspects of digital journal production and delivery were explored using Ithink Analyst, a modelling software package. Three models were developed and simulations…

The effect of reductions in public library opening hours on book issues: a statistical analysis

Robert Loynes, Richard Proctor

This paper discusses statistical analyses of the effect of reductions in opening hours on book issues of public library authorities (PLAs). Monthly issue statistics over a…

Growing an electronic library: resources, utility, marketing and politics

David Dugdale, Christine Dugdale

The development of the ResIDe Electronic Library at the University of the West of England, Bristol, is traced from its origins as an eLib funded research project…

Influence and reputation in the social sciences – how much do researchers agree?

Heine Andersen

The existence of hierarchies based on reputation in modern science is indisputable. A set of common scientific journals is often assumed to be instrumental in the…

Improving the “darkness to light” ratio in user‐related information retrieval research

Nigel Ford

Research into information retrieval (IR) cannot yet answer the basic question of how we can design IR systems to help people search for information with optimal levels of…



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