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Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 70 Issue 1

Devising a framework for assessing the subjectivity and objectivity of information taxonomy projects

Fran Alexander

This paper aims to summarise research to determine if a framework for assessing the subjectivity and objectivity of information taxonomy work can usefully be applied in…

The information concept of Nicholas Belkin revisited – some semeiotic comments

Torkild Thellefsen, Bent Sørensen, Martin Thellefsen

The purpose of the paper is to examine and compare Nicholas Belkin's information concept and his concept of communication with the authors' semeiotic inspired…

Assigning publications to multiple subject categories for bibliometric analysis

Lutz Bornmann

This study is concerned with a problem in measuring citation impact with the aid of percentile data, which arises from the assignment of publications (or the journals in…

A framework of image use among archaeologists, architects, art historians and artists

Joan E. Beaudoin

The purpose of this paper is to report on a research study which examined how and why images were used by professional image users to inform the design and development of…

Ontological realism, concepts and classification in molecular biology

Charlie Mayor, Lyn Robinson

The purpose of this article is to evaluate the development and use of the gene ontology (GO), a scientific vocabulary widely used in molecular biology databases, with…

Revitalizing comparative library and information science: theory and metatheory

Peter Johan Lor

– This article is intended to stimulate theoretical reflection in international comparative studies in library and information science (comparative LIS).

Successful researchers publicizing research online

Amalia Más-Bleda, Mike Thelwall, Kayvan Kousha, Isidro F. Aguillo

This study aims to explore the link creating behaviour of European highly cited scientists based upon their online lists of publications and their institutional personal…

Beyond obscenity: an analysis of sexual discourse in LIS educational texts

Heather Hill, Marni Harrington

This research seeks to discover the type of discourse encouraged around controversial materials, particularly those of a sexual nature, in LIS educational texts…

The use of rhetorical strategies in Q&A discussion

Reijo Savolainen

The major aim of this study is to specify the ways in which rhetorical strategies are employed in Q&A (question and answer) discussion, and how information sources are…



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