Journal of Documentation: Volume 75 Issue 4


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Emerging practices for managing user misconduct in online news media comments sections

Amalia Juneström

The purpose of this paper is to bridge a gap in knowledge on the professional information practices of a group of people whose daily work of managing user-generated…

From fact to fantasy: Scientific illustrations and visual representations in the early work of Gaston Backman

Ulrika Kjellman

The purpose of this paper is to examine the characteristics and functions of images in scientific practices and how scientific images differ to other types of…

Subverting the universality of metadata standards: The TK labels as a tool to promote Indigenous data sovereignty

María Montenegro

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the underlying meanings, effects and cultural patterns of metadata standards, focusing on Dublin Core (DC), and explore the…


A well-tailored centrality measure for evaluating patents and their citations

Claudia Donato, Paolo Lo Giudice, Roberta Marretta, Domenico Ursino, Luca Virgili

The development of innovations in all the research and development (R&D) fields is leading to a huge increase of patent data. Therefore, it is reasonable to foresee that…

Public libraries as an infrastructure for a sustainable public sphere: A comprehensive review of research

Ragnar Audunson, Svanhild Aabø, Roger Blomgren, Sunniva Evjen, Henrik Jochumsen, Håkon Larsen, Casper Hvenegaard Rasmussen, Andreas Vårheim, Jamie Johnston, Masanori Koizumi

The purpose of this paper is to examine the shaping of public libraries as an infrastructure for a sustainable public sphere through a comprehensive literature review.


Assembling an infrastructure for historic climate data recovery: data friction in practice

Jo Bates, Paula Goodale, Yuwei Lin, Penny Andrews

The purpose of this paper is to adopt an assemblage theory lens to examine the socio-material forces shaping the development of an infrastructure for the recovery of…

Information search by applying VDL-based iconic tags: an experimental study

Xiaoyue Ma, Pengzhen Xue, Siya Zhang, Nada Matta, Chunxiu Qin, Jean-Pierre Cahier, Keqin Wang

Visual Distinctive Language (VDL)-based iconic tags are structured visual information annotation. They explicate the content and organization of tagged information by…

Information practices among Taiwanese writers and makers: an exploration of digital natives

Su-Yen Chen, H.Y. Kuo, H.-Y. Chang

The purpose of this paper is to explore two types of Net-generation practitioners – writers and makers born in the 1980s – and how they describe their professions and…

Transitions theory and liminality in information behaviour research: Applying new theories to examine the transition to early career academic

Rebekah Willson

Transitions – as a focus of study – have been missing from information behaviour research. The purpose of this paper is to explore the topic of transitions – their…


Researching public library programs through Facebook events: a new research approach

Mia Høj Mathiasson, Henrik Jochumsen

The purpose of this paper is to report on a new approach for researching public library programs through Facebook events. The term public library programs refers to…

Concept theory in library and information science: an epistemological analysis

Luís Miguel Oliveira Machado, Daniel Martínez-Ávila, Maria da Graça de Melo Simões

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the literature on concept theory in library and information science (LIS) from an epistemological perspective, ascribing each paper…


Skilled immigrants: a resettlement information literacy framework

Elham Sayyad Abdi, Helen Partridge, Christine Bruce, Jason Watson

The purpose of this paper is to provide an understanding of skilled immigrants’ lived experience of using information to learn about their new setting.

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