Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 67 Issue 4

Measuring research excellence

Alonso Rodríguez‐Navarro

Several bibliometric indicators that are extensively used to estimate research performance have not been validated against an external criterion of excellence. This paper…

Fuzzy sets and the organization of literary texts: a conceptualization and two‐stage pilot study

Stephen Paling

The purpose of this paper is to describe a conceptualization and two‐stage pilot study that explores ways in which fuzzy sets can be used to measure the indexability of…

Marketing and promotion of e‐books in academic libraries

Magdalini Vasileiou, Jennifer Rowley

The purpose of this paper is to report research into the marketing and promotion of e‐books, and use this as a case study context to generate insights into approaches in…

Concept theory and semiotics in knowledge organization

Alon Friedman, Martin Thellefsen

The purpose of this paper is to explore the basics of semiotic analysis and concept theory that represent two dominant approaches to knowledge representation, and explore…

Debating credibility: the shaping of information literacies in upper secondary school

Helena Francke, Olof Sundin, Louise Limberg

The article concerns information literacies in an environment characterised by the two partly competing and contradictory cultures of print and digital. The aim of the…

Hierarchies of action: a concept for library and information science

Bonna Jones

The purpose of this paper is to bring the concept of a “hierarchy of action”, as it is currently being used in other fields, into library and information science (LIS).

The modernity of classification

Jens‐Erik Mai

The purpose of this paper is to explore the modernity of current classification theory and work, and outline a foundation for moving classification toward a late‐modern conception.



Online date, start – end:


Copyright Holder:

Emerald Publishing Limited

Open access:



  • Prof David Bawden