Journal of Documentation: Volume 71 Issue 1


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Music, musicians and information seeking behaviour: A case study on a community concert band

Petros A. Kostagiolas, Charilaos Lavranos, Nikolaos Korfiatis, Joseph Papadatos, Sozon Papavlasopoulos

The purpose of this paper is to examine information seeking behaviour targeted to music information seeking by amateur musicians, accompanied with empirical evidence from a survey…


Guidelines for mandated documents: Law enforcement and intimate partner violence survivors

Lynn Westbrook

The purpose of this paper is to present findings on the efficacy of documents that US police are required to provide to domestic violence survivors, specifically intimate partner…

Profiling information behaviour of nursing students: part 2: derivation of profiles

Peter Stokes, Christine Urquhart

– The purpose of this paper is to develop information behaviour profiles for nursing students, to help inform information literacy programmes.

To assess and be assessed: Upper secondary school students’ narratives of credibility judgements

Anna Hampson Lundh, Helena Francke, Olof Sundin

The purpose of this paper is to explore how students construct narratives of themselves as information seekers in a school context where their descriptions of their information…


Disciplinary documentation in Apartheid South Africa: A conceptual framework of documents, associated practices, and their effects

Marc Richard Hugh Kosciejew

The purpose of this paper is to argue that information is an important effect of documentation. It is in this way that documentation studies distinguishes between concepts of and…


Domain knowledge and data quality perceptions in genome curation work

Hong Huang

– The purpose of this paper is to understand genomics scientists’ perceptions in data quality assurances based on their domain knowledge.

Image descriptions and their relational expressions: a review of the literature and the issues

Allen C Benson

– The purpose of this paper is to survey the treatment of relationships, relationship expressions and the ways in which they manifest themselves in image descriptions.

The library assemblage: creative institutions in an information society

Natasha Gerolami

– The purpose of this paper is to provide a theoretical analysis of the concept of an “institution” in order to understand the potential of the library as an institution.


The interplay of affective and cognitive factors in information seeking and use: Comparing Kuhlthau’s and Nahl’s models

Reijo Savolainen

– The purpose of this paper is to elaborate the conceptual picture of the relationships between the affective and cognitive factors in information seeking and use.


The individual and the collective: Factors affecting knowledge sharing in Saudi Arabian companies

Sawsan Taha H. Dulayami, Lyn Robinson

The purpose of this paper is to report a study which investigates some factors in the current state of knowledge management (KM) in Saudi Arabia, and to consider the relevance of…

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