Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 70 Issue 3

Supporting navigation in Wikipedia by information visualization: extended evaluation measures

I-Chin Wu, Pertti Vakkari

The authors introduce two semantics-based navigation applications that facilitate information-seeking activities in internal link-based web sites in Wikipedia. These…

Regulating use of the internet in public libraries: a review

Rachel Spacey, Louise Cooke, Adrienne Muir, Claire Creaser

The purpose of this paper is to review current knowledge, research and thinking about the difficulties facing public libraries offering internet access to their users in…

Analysis on research activity and impact of authors in Chinese information science based on citation relationship

Feifei Wang, Tina J. Jayroe, Junping Qiu, Houqiang Yu

The purpose of this paper is to further explore the co-citation and bibliographic-coupling relationship among the core authors in the field of Chinese information science…

HIVEing: the effect of a semantic web technology on inter-indexer consistency

Hollie White, Craig Willis, Jane Greenberg

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of the Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Engineering (HIVE) system on the inter-indexer consistency of information…

Conceptualizing students’ written assignments in the context of information literacy and Schatzki's practice theory

Trine Schreiber

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the ways to practice the written assignment in a university setting in the context of information literacy and in perspective of…

Ontology in information studies: without, within, and withal knowledge management

Bradley Wendell Compton

Ontology in information studies consists of antinomic conceptions, methodologies, and emphases in both application and philosophizing. A comprehensive understanding of…

A new similarity measure for subject hierarchical structures

Jin Zhang, Marcia Lei Zeng

– The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new similarity method to gauge the differences between two subject hierarchical structures.

Controlling the flood: when more of a dose is less

J. David Johnson

The purpose of this paper is to explore the flood of information that is inundating us. This flood makes it increasingly difficult to make sense of the world and arrive at…

Unified Theory of Information, hypertextuality and levels of reality

Claudio Gnoli, Riccardo Ridi

The different senses of the term information in physical, biological and social interpretations, and the possibility of connections between them, are addressed. Special…



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