Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 68 Issue 6

Oral documents in concept and in situ, part II: managerial decrees

Deborah Turner

“Oral documents in concept and in situ, part I” aims to conceptualize and provide a means to empirically observe an oral document. Part II aims to report the results of…

Community information as boundary object: police responsibility for abuse survivors

Lynn Westbrook, Jeanine Finn

Working toward a symbolic interactionist understanding of information provision by multiple agencies responding to crisis situations, in this paper the authors aim to…

Archiving electroacoustic and mixed music

Guillaume Boutard, Catherine Guastavino

The purpose of this paper is to identify, operationalise, and test a knowledge management model in the context of electroacoustic and mixed music preservation. This…

Oral documents in concept and in situ, part I

Deborah Turner

Although research indicates the importance of oral information, our understanding of it remains limited. This paper accordingly aims to suggest that some utterances are…

Modelling nonlinear information behaviour: transferability and progression

Allen Foster, Christine Urquhart

This paper aims to report on a project aimed at moving Foster's nonlinear model of information seeking behaviour forwards from an empirically based model focused on one…

Discourse structure differences in lay and professional health communication

Jennie A. Abrahamson, Victoria L. Rubin

In this paper the authors seek to compare lay (consumer) and professional (physician) discourse structures in answers to diabetes‐related questions in a public consumer…

Information literacy as a socially enacted practice

Annemaree Lloyd

This paper aims to introduce a “people‐in‐practice” perspective which brings together previous theorisations of information literacy landscapes and practice. This…



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