Journal of Documentation: Volume 76 Issue 1


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How open is OpenGLAM? Identifying barriers to commercial and non-commercial reuse of digitised art images

Foteini Valeonti, Melissa Terras, Andrew Hudson-Smith

In recent years, OpenGLAM and the broader open license movement have been gaining momentum in the cultural heritage sector. The purpose of this paper is to examine OpenGLAM from…

Reframing integration: Information marginalization and information resistance among migrant workers

Jenny Bronstein

The purpose of this paper is to explore a different perspective about the role that information plays in the integration process of migrant workers by exploring the views and…

Common usage as warrant in bibliographic description

Brian Dobreski

Within standards for bibliographic description, common usage has served as a prominent design principle, guiding the choice and form of certain names and titles. In practice…


Application of Linked Open Data to the coding and dissemination of Spanish Civil War photographic archives

Jesús Robledano-Arillo, Diego Navarro-Bonilla, Julio Cerdá-Díaz

The purpose of this paper is to present a conceptual model for coding and dissemination of data associated with historical photographic archives. The model is based on Linked Open…

Conceptualizing information work for health contexts in Library and Information Science

Nicole K. Dalmer, Isto Huvila

The purpose of this paper is to suggest that a closer consideration of the notion of work and, more specifically, information work as a sensitizing concept in Library and…

Information culture: a perspective from Mainland China

Zhiying Lian, Gillian Oliver

The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of information culture in Mainland China and apply the information culture framework to an organizational setting.

Moving beyond the descriptive: The grounded theory of mitigating risk and the theorisation of information literacy

Alison Hicks

Information literacy has been consistently undertheorised. The purpose of this paper is to contribute in the ongoing theorisation of information literacy by exploring the meaning…

Knowledge creation and interaction in an R&D project: the case of the energy weather forecast

Anna Reetta Suorsa, Rauli Svento, Anders V. Lindfors, Maija-Leena Huotari

The purpose of this paper is to examine knowledge-creating interaction in developing an innovation in a multidisciplinary research community with hermeneutic phenomenology, to…

Metadata for diversity: Identification and implications of potential access points for diverse library resources

Rachel Ivy Clarke, Sayward Schoonmaker

The purpose of this paper is to investigate what metadata elements for access points currently exist to represent diverse library reading materials, either in libraries or from…


Public libraries and the social web: a review and analysis of the existing literature

Namjoo Choi, Lindsey M. Harper

The purpose of this paper is to update Carlsson (2015), which examined the research on public libraries and the social web published from 2006 to 2012, and it also intends to go…

Theory of advice as an information object targeted at an unmade decision

Allen J. Flynn

The purpose of this paper is to advance an understanding of the concept of advice and its relationship to documents, information and knowledge.

“How to use it more?” Self-efficacy and its sources in the use of social media for knowledge sharing

Hussain Alshahrani, Diane Rasmussen Pennington

The purpose of this paper is to investigate sources of self-efficacy for researchers and the sources’ impact on the researchers’ use of social media for knowledge sharing. It is a…

Human remains as documents: implications for repatriation

Jim Berryman

The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, to investigate the documentality of human remains in museum and research collections. Second, to provide a rationale for a processual…

Comparing “parallel passages” in digital archives

Martyn Harris, Mark Levene, Dell Zhang, Dan Levene

The purpose of this paper is to present a language-agnostic approach to facilitate the discovery of “parallel passages” stored in historic and cultural heritage digital archives.

The quantified-self archive: documenting lives through self-tracking data

Ciaran B. Trace, Yan Zhang

The purpose of this article is to examine the ways in which self-tracking data have meaning and value in and after the life of the creator, including how such data could become…


The role of readers’ literary preferences in predicting success in fiction search

Pertti Vakkari, Anna Mikkonen

The purpose of this paper is to study what extent readers’ socio-demographic characteristics, literary preferences and search behavior predict success in fiction search in library…


The concept of neutrality: a new approach

Stephen Macdonald, Briony Birdi

Neutrality is a much debated value in library and information science (LIS). The “neutrality debate” is characterised by opinionated discussions in contrasting contexts. The…


A hierarchical typology of scholarly information units: based on a deduction-verification study

Liangzhi Yu, Zhenjia Fan, Anyi Li

The purpose of this paper is to lay a theoretical foundation for identifying operational information units for library and information professional activities in the context of…

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