Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 65 Issue 6

Automated classification of web pages in hierarchical browsing

Koraljka Golub, Marianne Lykke

The purpose of this study is twofold: to investigate whether it is meaningful to use the Engineering Index (Ei) classification scheme for browsing, and then, if proven…

References to e‐texts in academic publications

Suzana Sukovic

The purpose of this paper is to explore roles of electronic texts (e‐texts) in research enquiry in literary and historical studies, and to deepen the understanding of the…

A study of academic library users' decision‐making process: a Lens model approach

Muh‐Chyun Tang

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the mediating role different information sources (or cues) play in forming users' mental representation of a work in an…

Linking folksonomy to Library of Congress subject headings: an exploratory study

Kwan Yi, Lois Mai Chan

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the linking of a folksonomy (user vocabulary) and LCSH (controlled vocabulary) on the basis of word matching, for the potential…

The paradox of expertise: is the Wikipedia Reference Desk as good as your library?

Pnina Shachaf

The purpose of this paper is to examine the quality of answers on the Wikipedia Reference Desk, and to compare it with library reference services. It aims to examine…

Emotional labour in librarians' instructional work

Heidi Julien, Shelagh K. Genuis

Library staff are experiencing increased work role complexity as they move from being service providers towards greater instructional roles, providing bibliographic…

Describing art: an alternative approach to subject access and interpretation

Megan Winget

The purpose of this paper is to examine the art historical antecedents of providing subject access to images. After reviewing the assumptions and limitations inherent in…



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