Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 62 Issue 1

Structure and function in retrieval languages

B.C. Vickery

The purpose of this paper is to summarize the varied structural characteristics which may be present in retrieval languages.

Diffusion factors

Tove Faber Frandsen, Ronald Rousseau, Ian Rowlands

The purpose of this paper is to clarify earlier work on journal diffusion metrics. Classical journal indicators such as the Garfield impact factor do not measure the…

Associating social constructionism and extended cognition in information studies

George Adam Holland

To develop a unified research framework that synthesizes similarities between cognitive science and information studies, particularly language. This framework is proposed…

Journal citation identity and journal citation image: a portrait of the Journal of Documentation

Ellen Nebelong‐Bonnevie, Tove Faber Frandsen

The purpose of this paper is to propose a multiple set of journal evaluation indicators using methods and theories from author analysis. Among those are the journal…

Incorporating a virtual union catalogue into the wider information environment through the application of middleware

Shirley Cousins, Ashley Sanders

To explore the use of middleware to provide access to a virtual catalogue via Z39.50, allowing its integration with other services. To consider issues arising from the…

Structure and function in retrieval

Alan Gilchrist

This paper forms part of the series “60 years of the best in information research”, marking the 60th anniversary of the Journal of Documentation. It aims to review the…

The information environment of women in Nigeria's public service

Iyabo Mabawonku

Women constitute a significant proportion of the Nigerian public servants. They have varied job related information needs and possess some information seeking behaviour…

Knowledge management issues in knowledge‐intensive SMEs

Miguel Baptista Nunes, Fenio Annansingh, Barry Eaglestone, Richard Wakefield

The purpose of this paper is to present a study of knowledge management understanding and usage in small and medium knowledge‐intensive enterprises.



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