Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 71 Issue 4

Researching public libraries and the social web, 2006-2012

Hanna Carlsson

The purpose of this paper is to sketch out the general tendencies, gaps and opportunities within the body of research studying the social web as a new facet of public…

Geographic dimensions of relevance

Stefano De Sabbata, Stefano Mizzaro, Tumasch Reichenbacher

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the emerging geographic features of current concepts of relevance, and to improve, modify, and extend the framework proposed by…

Scholarly uses of TV content: bibliometric and content analysis of the information use environment

Jiyoung Shim, Ji-Hong Park

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of television (TV) content for scholarly purposes. It focuses on: profile of scholars using TV content; the structure…

Social semiotics as theory and practice in library and information science

Matthew Jason Wells

Information scholars frequently make use of “conceptual imports” – epistemological and methodological models developed in other disciplines – when conducting their own…

Applying an expectancy-value model to study motivators for work-task based information seeking

Karen Tølbøl Sigaard, Mette Skov

The purpose of this paper is to operationalise and verify a cognitive motivation model that has been adapted to information seeking. The original model was presented…

The library as heterotopia: Michel Foucault and the experience of library space

Gary P. Radford, Marie L. Radford, Jessica Lingel

Using Michel Foucault’s notion of heterotopia as a guide, the purpose of this paper is to explore the implications of considering the library as place, and specifically as…

A feminist information engagement framework for gynecological cancer patients

Lynn Westbrook, Ina Fourie

The purpose of this paper is to present a three-part framework of information engagement for situated gynecological cancers. These particular cancers intertwine with…

The kaleidoscope of disciplinarity

Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Scott Weingart

– The purpose of this paper is to identify criteria for and definitions of disciplinarity, and how they differ between different types of literature.

Back to the fundamentals again

Liangzhi Yu

The purpose of this paper is to redefine information and other associated library and information science (LIS) concepts and to reformulate the mission of the library and…

Arts and humanities research evaluation: no metrics please, just data

Mike Thelwall, Maria M Delgado

The purpose of this paper is to make an explicit case for the use of data with contextual information as evidence in arts and humanities research evaluations rather than…

The Informational World City London

Duwaraka Murugadas, Stefanie Vieten, Janina Nikolic, Agnes Mainka

The Department of Information Science of the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf is currently conducting a research project on Informational World Cities – the…



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