Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 75 Issue 3

Reading practices in scholarly work: from articles and books to blogs

Elina Late, Carol Tenopir, Sanna Talja, Lisa Christian

The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of reading in scholarly work among academics in Finland. This study analyzes readings from a variety of publication types…

Patterns of citations for the growth of knowledge: a Foucauldian perspective

Nik Rushdi Hassan, Alexander Serenko

The purpose of this paper is to sensitize researchers to qualitative citation patterns that characterize original research, contribute toward the growth of knowledge and…

Towards structure–agency integrative theories for information access disparity

Liangzhi Yu

Based on the assumption that information access disparity is a highly complex phenomenon demanding integrative explications that heed both structure and agency, the…

Pedagogy and public-funded research: an exploratory study of skills in digital humanities projects

Deborah A. Garwood, Alex H. Poole

Public-funded research in digital humanities (DH) enhances institutional and individual research missions and contributes open data to a growing base of globally networked…

Personal information organization in everyday life: modeling the process

Kyong Eun Oh

The purpose of this paper is to investigate and model the process of organizing personal information in digital form in the context of everyday life.

Connecting the silos

Diane Rasmussen Pennington, Laura Cagnazzo

The purpose of this paper is to determine how information professionals in Scotland and in European national libraries perceive linked data (LD) as well as if and how they…

Seeking and sharing information dialogically

Reijo Savolainen

Drawing on the ideas of conversation analysis (CA), the purpose of this paper is to elaborate the picture of dialogical information seeking and sharing. To this end…

Investigation of Goodreads’ reviews: Kakutanied, deceived or simply honest?

Lala Hajibayova

The purpose of this paper is to present an analysis of Goodreads’ user-generated book reviews from a linguistic perspective for insights into the psychological aspects of…

Encountering relatable information in experiential learning spaces

Faye Q. Miller

The purpose of this paper is to provide an emerging framework for university libraries’ research and reference services, which aims to strengthen partnerships between…

Exploring sensings in practice: affect and knowledge sharing

Dean Vincent Leith

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the nature of knowledge sharing and what is experienced as being shared as knowledge sharing unfolds. In particular, the paper…

How patents became documents, or dreaming of technoscientific order, 1895-1937

Eva Hemmungs Wirtén

The purpose of this paper is to show how the documentation movement associated with the utopian thinkers Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine relied on patent offices as well…

Considering a non-document: concepts, components, and contexts

Marc Richard Hugh Kosciejew

The purpose of this paper is to begin a conversation about the term “nondocument.” It analyzes this term’s possible concepts, components and contexts.



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