Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 66 Issue 2

On the prevalence and scientific impact of duplicate publications in different scientific fields (1980‐2007)

Vincent Larivière, Yves Gingras

The issue of duplicate publications has received a lot of attention in the medical literature, but much less in the information science community. This paper aims to…

Exploring young children's web searching and technoliteracy

Amanda Spink, Susan Danby, Kerry Mallan, Carly Butler

This paper aims to report findings from an exploratory study investigating the web interactions and technoliteracy of children in the early childhood years. Previous…

From digital libraries to digital preservation research: the importance of users and context

Gobinda Chowdhury

The purpose of this paper is to point out the commonalities of research in digital libraries and digital preservation with regard to the issues of users and context of information.

The connection between purposive information seeking and information encountering

Ágústa Pálsdóttir

This paper aims to explore health and lifestyle information seeking behaviour by examining the connection between purposive information seeking and information encountering.

Framing information literacy as information practice: site ontology and practice theory

Annemaree Lloyd

Information literacy is a rich and complex social information practice that is constructed according to specific practical understandings, rules and teleoaffective…

A preservation framework for Chinese ancient books

Mingjie Li, Jinfang Niu

This paper aims to provide a theoretical guide for preserving ancient books in China.

Comedy as freedom of expression

Paul Sturges

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the practice of comedians in relation to freedom of expression, so as to throw light on the issue of giving or avoiding offence.



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