Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 70 Issue 5

Knowledge fixation and accretion: longitudinal analysis of a social question-answering site

Paul Matthews

The purpose of this paper is to investigate longitudinal features of an established social question-answering (Q&A) site to study how question-answer resources and other…

The patron as producer: libraries, web 2.0, and participatory culture

Joseph Deodato

The purpose of this paper is to offer a theoretical framework for applying Web 2.0 technologies and design principles to the development of participatory cultures within…

Knowing and actional information in web based weight maintenance services

Kreetta Maaria Askola, Helena Känsäkoski, Maija-Leena Huotari

– The purpose of this paper is to increase understanding of the role of information and knowledge in the context of health behaviour change.

The concept of information and questions of users with visual disabilities

Jirí Tomáš Stodola

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the functionality of the particular epistemological schools with regard to the issues of users with visual impairment, to offer a…

Enhancing social tagging with automated keywords from the Dewey Decimal Classification

Koraljka Golub, Marianne Lykke, Douglas Tudhope

The purpose of this paper is to explore the potential of applying the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) as an established knowledge organization system (KOS) for…

Applying an information-seeking dialogue model in an interactive information retrieval system

Xiaojun (Jenny) Yuan, Nicholas J. Belkin

People often engage in different information-seeking strategies (ISSs) within a single information-seeking episode. A critical concern for the design of information…

Trails across the heterogeneous information environment

Sanna Kumpulainen

The purpose of this paper is to aim at modelling the trails, which are search patterns with several search systems across the heterogeneous information environment. In…

An evaluation of the practice based approach to understanding the adoption and use of information systems

Gibran Rivera, Andrew Cox

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the value and limitations of a practice-based approach (PBA) to studying the adoption and use of information systems, through a…

Marginalia as message: affordances for reader-to-reader communication

Muhamed Fajkovic, Lennart Björneborn

The purpose of this paper is to investigate readers’ annotations in library books and attitudes towards marginalia among library users. In particular, the study discusses…

Perceived outcomes of public libraries in Finland, Norway and the Netherlands

Pertti Vakkari, Svanhild Aabø, Ragnar Audunson, Frank Huysmans, Marjolein Oomes

– The purpose of this paper is to compare the perceived benefits of public libraries and their structure in the major areas of life between Finland, Norway and the Netherlands.

An interdisciplinary platform for information behavior research in the liberal arts hobby

Jenna Hartel

The liberal arts hobby is a leisure pursuit that entails the systematic and fervent pursuit of knowledge for its own sake. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the…



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