Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 73 Issue 1

The conceptual ecology of digital humanities

Alex H. Poole

The purpose of this paper is to dissect key issues and debates in digital humanities, an emerging field of theory and practice. Digital humanities stands greatly to impact…

About and on Behalf of Scriptum Est by Vesa Suominen

Steven Laporte

This book review aims to draw attention to the often disregarded philosophical foundations of the library. Both the library as an institution and the science that studies…

In-between strengthened accessibility and economic demands

Lisa Engström, Johanna Rivano Eckerdal

The purpose of this paper is to explore the implementation of self-service at public libraries from the perspective of their users. The implementation of self-service is…

An analytical approach to building a core ontology for food

Devika P. Madalli, Usashi Chatterjee, Biswanath Dutta

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the construction of a core ontology for food. To construct the core ontology, the authors propose here an approach called, yet…

GAFA speaks: metaphors in the promotion of cloud technology

Maria Lindh, Jan Michael Nolin

The purpose of this paper is to explore persuasive rhetoric by critically scrutinizing metaphorical devices utilized by leaders of the cloud industry. This paper…

Warrant as a means to study classification system design

Julia Bullard

The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of warrant in daily classification design in general and in negotiating disparate classification goals in particular.

A knowledge management framework for effective integration of national archives resources in China

Xiaomi An, Wenlin Bai, Hepu Deng, Shuyang Sun, Wenrui Zhong, Yu Dong

The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between different mechanisms for integrating national archival resources, leading to the development of a…

Cult of the “I”

Koraljka Golub, Joacim Hansson, Lars Selden

The purpose of the paper is to analyse three Scandinavian iSchools in Denmark, Norway and Sweden with regard to their intentions of becoming iSchools and curriculum…

Re-conceiving time in reference and information services work: a qualitative secondary analysis

Jenny Bossaller, Christopher Sean Burns, Amy VanScoy

The purpose of this paper is to use the sociology of time to understand how time is perceived by academic librarians who provide reference and information service (RIS).

Researching fractured (information) landscapes

Annemaree Lloyd

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a range of sensitising themes that may help to frame the emerging concept of fractured landscapes.



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