Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 68 Issue 2

Obsolescence in subject description

Michael K. Buckland

The paper aims to explain the character and causes of obsolescence in assigned subject descriptors.

Using classification to convict the Khmer Rouge

Michelle Caswell

The purpose of this paper is to explore the importance of classification structures to efforts at holding perpetrators of human rights abuses accountable using one…

Legitimising bibliotherapy: evidence‐based discourses in healthcare

Liz Brewster, Barbara Sen, Andrew Cox

The purpose of this paper is to explore how the use of self‐help bibliotherapy developed from a local pilot scheme to become national policy in Wales. Analysis aims to…

Social discovery tools: extending the principle of user convenience

Louise F. Spiteri

New social discovery systems have social‐type Web 2.0 features that allow users to enhance the content of bibliographic records by adding their own tags, ratings, and…

Homelessness and access to the informational mainstream

Thomas H. Muggleton, Ian Ruthven

This paper aims to explore how homelessness affects access to information serving higher‐level needs such as identity formation and social interaction.

Collecting and compiling: the activity of seeking pictures in primary school

Anna Lundh, Mikael Alexandersson

The aim of this study is to further understanding of the situated activity of seeking pictures. It relates to an ongoing discussion on how multimodal information…

Alternative libraries as discursive formations: reclaiming the voice of the deaccessioned book

Gary P. Radford, Marie L. Radford, Jessica Lingel

Deaccessioning, the deliberate culling, disposing, or selling of books from a collection, is one of the most controversial aspects of the collection development function…



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