Journal of Documentation: Volume 71 Issue 2


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Commentary on Abrahamson and Rubin (2012) “Discourse structure differences in lay and professional health communication”, Journal of Documentation, Vol. 68 No. 6, pp. 826-851

Christine Urquhart, Alexander H. Urquhart

The purpose of this paper is to criticise the paper by Jennie A. Abrahamson and Victoria L. Rubin (2012) “Discourse structure differences in lay and professional health…


Differences over discourse structure differences: a reply to Urquhart and Urquhart

Jennie A. Abrahamson, Victoria L. Rubin

The purpose of this paper is to respond to Urquhart and Urquhart’s critique of the previous work entitled “Discourse structure differences in lay and professional health…


The fallacy of the multi-API culture: Conceptual and practical benefits of Representational State Transfer (REST)

Ruben Verborgh, Seth van Hooland, Aaron Straup Cope, Sebastian Chan, Erik Mannens, Rik Van de Walle

The purpose of this paper is to revisit a decade after its conception the Representational State Transfer (REST) architectural style and analyzes its relevance to address current…

Setting our bibliographic references free: towards open citation data

Silvio Peroni, Alexander Dutton, Tanya Gray, David Shotton

Citation data needs to be recognised as a part of the Commons – those works that are freely and legally available for sharing – and placed in an open repository. The paper aims to…


Mnemonics in the Mouseion: Considerations on spatial mnemonics as a tool for classification and retrieval

Ole Olesen-Bagneux

Mnemonics was a tool in classification and information seeking processes in pre-print libraries. The purpose of this paper is to study the role of spatial mnemonics in Hellenistic…

Documenting virtual world cultures: Memory-making and documentary practices in the City of Heroes community

Olle Sköld

– The purpose of this paper is to explore how virtual world communities employ new media as a repository to record information about their past.


A new proposal to improve the description of astronomical resources: The case of historical star catalogues

Mª Pilar Alonso Lifante, Celia Chaín Navarro, Francisco José González González

– The purpose of this paper is to show that some important astronomical information is still not taken into account in the documental description of historical star catalogues.


Interpretative phenomenological analysis for LIS research

Amy VanScoy, Solveig Beyza Evenstad

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview and evaluation of interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) for the library and information science (LIS) community, as…


The unbearable lightness of participating? Revisiting the discourses of “participation” in archival literature

Isto Huvila

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how archivists, records managers and scholarly literature in the field(s) analyse how “participation” is discussed in the context of…


Taking the long view of medical records preservation and archives

Lorraine Dong

– The purpose of this paper is to present an argument for taking the long view of the retention and preservation of inactive medical records.


Data literacy: in search of a name and identity

Tibor Koltay

The role of data literacy is discussed in the light of such activities as data a quality, data management, data curation, and data citation. The differing terms and their…

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