Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 66 Issue 1

Turning weakness into strength: strategies for future LIS

Jan Nolin, Fredrik Åström

LIS has been described as a fragmented field in crisis, with an increased competition from other fields; and lacking in development of theories. The purpose of this paper…

The information needs of UK historic houses: mapping the ground

Alan Brine, John Feather

The purpose of this paper is to concentrate on establishments that are known as the “built heritage”, often described as “historic houses”. Many operate in a similar vein…

Developing scales for information‐seeking behaviour

Caroline F. Timmers, Cees A.W. Glas

The main purpose of this paper is to describe the development of an instrument designed to measure information‐seeking behaviour of undergraduate students during study assignments.

Source preference criteria in the context of everyday projects

Reijo Savolainen

The purpose of this paper is to elaborate how source preference criteria are defined in the context of everyday projects that require the seeking of problem‐specific…

Grounded theory in practice: issues and discussion for new qualitative researchers

Jin Tan

The purpose of this paper is to clarify four common confusions in grounded theory (GT) use by demonstrating an example of the author's doctoral study into conceptualising…

Information behaviour of women: theoretical perspectives on gender

Christine Urquhart, Alison Yeoman

The purpose of this paper is to examine whether there is a need to consider gender or sex differences as variables in information behaviour research and, if so, how?

Information Literacy 2.0: hype or discourse refinement?

Sonja Špiranec, Mihaela Banek Zorica

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the term Information Literacy 2.0 as a subset of information literacy, to describe its development and significance and give an…



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