Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 68 Issue 1

A dictionary‐based approach to normalizing gene names in one domain of knowledge from the biomedical literature

Carmen Galvez, Félix de Moya‐Anegón

Gene term variation is a shortcoming in text‐mining applications based on biomedical literature‐based knowledge discovery. The purpose of this paper is to propose a…

A framework for knowledge integration and diffusion

Yuxian Liu, Ismael Rafols, Ronald Rousseau

This paper aims to introduce a general framework for the analysis of knowledge integration and diffusion using bibliometric data.

Museum object as document

Kiersten F. Latham

The purpose of this article is to understand the meaning of museum objects from an information perspective. Links are made from Buckland's conceptual information framework…

Diffusionism and open access

Jingfeng Xia

This article aims to explore the geographic distribution of open access practices in the world from a diffusionist perspective.

Document theory for the design of socio‐technical systems

Bernt Ivar Olsen, Niels Windfeld Lund, Gunnar Ellingsen, Gunnar Hartvigsen

This conceptual article aims to discuss how the concept of a document and documentation along with a general document model could inform us in the design and engineering…

What is a document institution? A case study from the South Sámi community

Geir Grenersen

The Sámis are the indigenous population of Northern Scandinavia. When the oppressive policy against the Sámi population in Norway was lightened during the 1960s, many Sámi…

The social role of the Raffles Library, Singapore, in the inter‐war years

Brendan Luyt

The purpose of this article is to examine the inter‐war history of the Raffles Library in Singapore with the aim of understanding what the management of the library…



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