Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 59 Issue 5

“Search disclosure”

David Nicholas, Paul Huntington, Peter Williams, Barrie Gunter

The authors propose a concept of “search disclosure” to assist in the understanding of the willingness of a user to moderate their digital information seeking behaviour as…

Abstracting/abstract adaptation to digital environments: research trends

Maria Pinto

The technological revolution is affecting the structure, form and content of documents, reducing the effectiveness of traditional abstracts that, to some extent, are…

Information and redundancy in the legend of Theseus

Julian Warner

This paper considers an instance of non‐verbal graphic communication from the legend of Theseus, in terms of information theory. The efficient cause of a failure in…

Information as sign: semiotics and information science

Douglas Raber, John M. Budd

From the perspective of semiotics, “information” is an ambiguous theoretical concept because the word is used to represent both signifier and signified, both text and…

“Sitation” distributions and Bradford's law in a closed Web space

Cristina Faba‐Pérez, V.P. Guerrero‐Bote, Félix Moya‐Anegón

The study looks at how well the distribution of “sitations” (inlinks received by Web spaces) fits either a power law (of the Lotka type) or a bibliometric distribution for…



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