Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 64 Issue 1

Information science: an interdisciplinary effort?

George Adam Holland

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the nature of collaboration within information science, to argue for distinct meanings for interdisciplinary and…

Negotiations on information‐seeking expertise

Olof Sundin

The purpose of this paper is to show how different approaches to information literacy, such as are mediated through web‐based tutorials, are used as tools in negotiating…

What do citation counts measure? A review of studies on citing behavior

Lutz Bornmann, Hans‐Dieter Daniel

The purpose of this paper is to present a narrative review of studies on the citing behavior of scientists, covering mainly research published in the last 15 years. Based…

Searching for digital images on the web

Bernard J. Jansen

The purpose of this paper is to examine the way in which end user searching on the web has become the primary method of locating digital images for many people. This paper…

Understanding the information and communication technology needs of the e‐humanist

Elaine G. Toms, Heather L. O'Brien

The purpose of this paper is to understand the needs of humanists with respect to information and communication technology (ICT) in order to prescribe the design of an…

How a general and a specific thesaurus cover expressions in patients' questions and physicians' answers

Johanna Eerola, Pertti Vakkari

This paper sets out to examine the degree to which General Finnish Thesaurus (GFT) and FinMeSH cover various semantic expressions of medical concepts in patients'…

Research journal articles as document genres: exploring their role in knowledge organization

Michela Montesi, John Mackenzie Owen

The purpose of this paper is to outline how article genres, or article types, are classified and described in the disciplines of biology, education, and software…



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