Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 70 Issue 2

Introduction to the special issue: perspectives on research libraries

Birger Hjørland, Hans Jørn Nielsen, Helene Høyrup

– The aim of this article is to introduce the special issue of Journal of Documentation focusing on perspectives on research libraries.

Research libraries and the internet

Niels Ole Finnemann

– The purpose of this paper is to improve comprehension of some of the intricate interrelations between research libraries, the role of media and the knowledge production system.

Curating research data: the potential roles of libraries and information professionals

Hans Jørn Nielsen, Birger Hjørland

A key issue in the literature about research libraries concerns their potential role in managing research data. The aim of this paper is to study the arguments for and…

From containers to content to context

Stefan Gradmann

The aim of this paper is to reposition the research library in the context of the changing information and knowledge architecture at the end of the “Gutenberg Parenthesis”…

The framing of scientific domains: about UNISIST, domain analysis and art history

Hans Dam Christensen

By using the UNISIST models this paper argues for the necessity of domain analysis in order to qualify scientific information seeking. The models allow better…

Research libraries in a modern environment

Elena Maceviciute

The purpose of this paper is to examine the monographic literature related to developments in research libraries within recent years and the strategies that they are…



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