Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 64 Issue 4

Reductionism and library and information science philosophy

Bonna Jones

The purpose of this article is to consider the meaning of “reductionism” within the context of renewed efforts to make library and information science philosophy.

Exploring fact‐focused relevance and novelty detection

Jahna Otterbacher, Dragomir Radev

Automated sentence‐level relevance and novelty detection would be of direct benefit to many information retrieval systems. However, the low level of agreement between…

An epistemological critique of gap theory based library assessment: the case of SERVQUAL

Liangzhi Yu, Qiulan Hong, Song Gu, Yazun Wang

The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to investigate the epistemological underpinning of SERVQUAL and its limitations; and second, to propose ways to enhance the…

Finding communities: alternative viewpoints through weblogs and tagging

Kimberly Chopin

This paper aims to discuss and test the claim that user‐based tagging allows for access to a wider variety of viewpoints than is found using other forms of online searching.

Beyond dictionaries

Marilyn Domas White, Miriam Matteson, Eileen G. Abels

This paper characterizes translation as a task and aims to identify how it influences professional translators' information needs and use of resources to meet those needs.

Syntagmatic relationships and indexing consistency on a larger scale

Hope A. Olson, Dietmar Wolfram

The purpose of this article is to examine interindexer consistency on a larger scale than other studies have done to determine if group consensus is reached by larger…

Gender differences in the online reading environment

Ziming Liu, Xiaobin Huang

The purpose of this study is to explore gender differences in the online reading environment.



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