Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 71 Issue 6

Seek, share, or withhold: information trading in MMORPGs

J. Tuomas Harviainen, Juho Hamari

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the ways in which information acts as a commodity in massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), and how players pay…

Online information encountering: modeling the process and influencing factors

Tingting Jiang, Fang Liu, Yu Chi

Information encountering is the serendipitous acquisition of information that requires low or no involvement and expectation of users. The purpose of this paper is to…

Grey literature – grey sources? Nuancing the view on professional documentation

Lisa Börjesson

The purpose of this paper is to nuance the perception about professional documentation (a.k.a. “grey literature”), assuming perception of documentation being a cultural…

Infrastructure as intermeditation – from archives to research infrastructures

Sheila Anderson, Tobias Blanke

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the steps taken to produce new kinds of integrated documentation on the Holocaust in the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure…

The role of emotions in online information seeking and sharing

Reijo Savolainen

The purpose of this paper is to specify the role of emotions played in information seeking and sharing taking place in online discussion forum. To this end, an explorative…

Experiencing information use for early career academics’ learning: a knowledge ecosystem model

Faye Q. Miller

The purpose of this paper is to explore the informed learning experiences of early career academics (ECAs) while building their networks for professional and personal…

Systematic and serendipitous discoveries: a shift in sensemaking

Roy Liff, Airi Rovio-Johansson

– The purpose of this paper is to enrich the theoretical understanding of the phenomenon of sensemaking where a conceptual shift was provoked by a serendipitous encounter.

Slavoj Žižek, Rex Libris, and the Traumatic Real

Gary P. Radford, Marie L. Radford, Mark Alpert

– The purpose of this paper is to use the work of philosopher Slavoj Žižek to gain insights into representations of the librarian and the library in contemporary popular culture.

Replacing the ideology of information by exploring domains of knowledge

Brendan Luyt

This paper examines the structure of Philippine historiography as viewed by Filipino historians. The purpose of this paper is to develop an understanding of the knowledge…

Focus group interview through storytelling

Tjaša Jug, Polona Vilar

The purpose of this paper is to present an adapted form of a qualitative research method, focus group interview, for use with small children and demonstrate its use in a…



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