Journal of Documentation: Volume 71 Issue 3


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Information literacies of self-identified sadomasochists: an ethnographic case study

J. Tuomas Harviainen

The purpose of this paper is to present findings on the way in which self-identified sadomasochist apply their information literacy skills, and to analyse those applications in…


Debating reliable sources: writing the history of the Vietnam War on Wikipedia

Brendan Luyt

The purpose of this paper is to use selected discussions appearing on the talk pages of the Wikipedia entry on the Vietnam War to shed light on how the wider epistemological…

Taxonomy of literacies

Peter Stordy

Digital technologies have transformed what it means to be literate and to experience literacy. Various literacies have been coined to capture this transformation including…


Is there nothing outside the tags?: Towards a poststructuralist analysis of social tagging

Helen Murphy, Pauline Rafferty

The purpose of this paper is to explore relationships between social tagging and key poststructuralist principles; to devise and construct an analytical framework through which…


Knowledge creation and play – a phenomenological approach

Anna Reetta Suorsa

The purpose of this paper is to examine the experiential nature of knowledge creating interaction and to introduce a framework to explore it theoretically coherently with…


“We’ve got a better situation”: the life and afterlife of virtual communities in Google Lively

Isto Huvila

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the impact of unsustainable community platforms from community and information sharing perspectives using Google Lively as an example. The…

As simple as that?: tween credibility assessment in a complex online world

Mega Subramaniam, Natalie Greene Taylor, Beth St. Jean, Rebecca Follman, Christie Kodama, Dana Casciotti

The purpose of this paper is to focus on disadvantaged tweens’ (ages 11 through 13) strategies for making predictive and evaluative judgments of the credibility of health…


Management of acceptable use of computing facilities in the public library: avoiding a panoptic gaze?

Christine Gallagher, David McMenemy, Alan Poulter

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the language utilised in Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) in Scottish public libraries. Through this examination the paper aims to…


Re-enactment and its information practices; tensions between the individual and the collective

Jessica Robinson, Hilary Yerbury

The purpose of this paper is to explore the practices used by Australian re-enactors to achieve authenticity, a communally agreed measure of acceptability in the creation of an…

Beyond traditional publishing models: An examination of the relationships between authors, readers, and publishers

Jen (J.L.) Pecoskie, Heather Hill

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the state of contemporary publishing, specifically the realms of fanfiction and self-publishing, for the ways in which readership is…

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