Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 70 Issue 4

Interpreting the world across a boundary

Andrew David Madden

The purpose of this paper is to examine the association between information and boundaries. Life depends on boundaries; but in order to survive an organism needs to make…

The impact of mobile tablet devices on human information behaviour

Sally Burford, Sora Park

Mobile computing devices are a significant access point for information activities. Theories and models of human information behaviour have developed over several decades…

Informational balance: slow principles in the theory and practice of information behaviour

Liz Poirier, Lyn Robinson

– The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether the principles of the Slow Movement may be applied to information behaviour.

Characteristics of human perception and their relevance when studying information behavior

Christopher Peter Lueg

The purpose of this paper is to highlight findings regarding human perception in allied disciplines and to argue that information behaviour research needs to find ways to…

A model of uncertainty and its relation to information seeking and retrieval (IS&R)

Sudatta Chowdhury, Forbes Gibb, Monica Landoni

The purpose of this paper is to show that uncertainty may be caused not only by a knowledge gap in the mind of a user with respect to a given subject or topic, but also by…

Clownpants in the classroom? Hypnotizing chickens? Measurement of structural distraction in visual presentation documents

Jodi Kearns, Brian C. O’Connor

The purpose of this paper is to consider the structure of entertainment media as a possible foundation for measuring aspects of visual presentations that could enhance or…

Experiencing documents

Kiersten F. Latham

The purpose of this paper is to invite further consideration of how people experience documents. By offering a model from Reader Response theory – Louise Rosenblatt's…

An information meta-state approach to documentation

Kane X. Faucher

The purpose of this paper is to bring both Simondonian and Deleuzian insights to bear upon the nature of documents and documentation by viewing them as…

Models explaining the perceived outcomes of public libraries

Pertti Vakkari

The benefits of public libraries as perceived by adults in everyday activities, in cultural activities and in career are modeled by multivariate techniques. The paper aims…

A tale of two images: the quest to create a story-based image indexing system

Pauline Rafferty, Fawaz Albinfalah

The purpose of this conceptual paper is to consider the possibility of designing a story-based image indexing system based on users’ descriptions of images. It reports a…

The National Library of Singapore: creating a sense of community

Hui Lin, Brendan Luyt

– The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of the National Library of Singapore in the life of Singaporeans.



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