Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 65 Issue 5

Examination of relevance criteria choices and the information search process

Art Taylor, Xiangmin Zhang, William J. Amadio

The purpose of this paper is to examine changes in relevance assessments, specifically the selection of relevance criteria by subjects as they move through the information…

“Relevance” as a boundary concept

Jan Nolin

Throughout its history, information retrieval has struggled to handle contradictory needs of system oriented and user‐oriented research. Information retrieval has…

Monitoring digitisation: lessons from previous experiences

Zinaida Manžuch

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate current approaches to assessing digitisation activities in memory institutions.

Complexity theory and the web

Luke Tredinnick

This paper aims to explore the influence of complexity theory on the development of the web. It seeks to critique the role of complexity theory as a governing metaphor in…

Precoordination or not?

Alenka Šauperl

This paper aims to discuss some long‐standing issues of the development of a subject heading language as pre‐ or postcoordinated.

Complementarity – a concept for document analysis?

Roswitha Skare

The purpose of this paper is to provide a discussion on the concept of complementarity and to show how it can work in a concrete document analysis.

Abstracting: information literacy on a professional level

Tibor Koltay

This paper aims to argue for a conception of information literacy (IL) that goes beyond the abilities of finding information as it includes communication skills. An…



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