Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 61 Issue 3

The Joint Committee on Books for Devastated Libraries

Dorothy J. Comins

This article aims to look into the joint efforts of libraries in the USA and Canada to replace the books that were destroyed or damaged during the war.

The post‐war problems of continental libraries

Maria Danilewicz

Aims to look at the post‐war problems of continental libraries.

The library rehabilitation programme of the American Library Association

Harry Miller Lydenberg

At the very outbreak of the war official permission was sought to import books and periodicals from war areas. This article seeks to look at the problems that arose for…

A state secret – dissertations in the German Democratic Republic

Lothar Mertens

Since the early 1970s the Communist regime in the German Democratic Republic classified thousands of doctoral dissertations as confidential, thus blocking the…

Libraries in continental Europe: the 40s and the 90s

Marianna Tax Choldin

Part of the “JDoc at 60” series, this paper aims to discuss, evaluate and compare writings on the state of libraries in Continental Europe in the 1940s and the 1990s.

“Conversational” information systems

Nigel Ford

The purpose of this paper is to review recent developments in educational informatics relating to the provision by information systems of pedagogical support to web‐based…

Journal interaction

Tove Faber Frandsen

Citation analysis is widely used as an evaluation method within sciences. The purpose of this paper is to use citation analyses to add insight into the interaction between…

A new history of ASLIB, 1924‐1950

Dave Muddiman

ASLIB – the Association of Special Libraries and Information Bureaux – was founded in 1924 with the aim of co‐ordinating the activities of specialist information services…

The public library as a meeting‐place in a multicultural and digital context

Ragnar Audunson

The purpose of the paper is to develop an improved conceptual framework for researching and discussing the public library's role as a meeting‐place in a multicultural and…



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