Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 58 Issue 2

The super‐metadata framework for managing long‐term access to digital data objects

Alison Chilvers

This paper examines the reasons why existing management practices designed to cope with paper‐based data objects appear to be inadequate for managing digital data objects…

The impact factor as a phantom

Lydia L. Lange

Can the journal impact factors regularly published in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) be shaped by a self‐fulfilling prophecy? This question was investigated by…

Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of information need in the context of the impact of new information and communications technologies on the communication of parliamentary information

Rita Marcella, Graeme Baxter, Nick Moore

This paper discusses critically the theoretical and methodological background to an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) research project designed to investigate…

Network competence and information seeking on the Internet

Reijo Savolainen

The author reflects the conceptual and practical questions of network competence in the context of information seeking. Network competence is seen as one of the…



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