Journal of Documentation: Volume 76 Issue 2


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Focal fields in literature on the information divide: The USA, China, UK and India

Feng Yang, Xiaoqian Zhang

The purpose of this paper is to identify key countries and their focal research fields on the information divide.

Modelling advances in gatekeeping theory for academic libraries

Paul Ojennus

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the appropriateness of gatekeeping theory, particularly its recent elaboration in journalism and communication studies for the…

Information-rich, but time-poor: Exploring members of parliament’s approaches to information by Chatman’s “small world” conception

Åse Garten Galtrud, Katriina Byström

The purpose of this paper is to analyse how elite politicians in opposition in the Norwegian parliament use information when responding to government propositions and investigate…

Networking as an information behaviour during job search: A study of active jobseekers in the Scottish youth labour market

John Mowbray, Hazel Hall

Although social networks are considered influential to employment outcomes, little is known about the behavioural manifestation of networking during job search. The purpose of…

Sharing information through book reviews in blogs: The viewpoint of Rosenblatt’s reader-response theory

Reijo Savolainen

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to research on information sharing by drawing on the reader-response theory developed by Louise Rosenblatt. To this end, information…


Determining the critical thresholds for co-word network based on the theory of percolation transition: A case study in Buddhist studies

Muh-Chyun Tang, Weijen Teng, Miaohua Lin

One of the chief purposes of bibliometric analysis is to reveal the intellectual structure of a knowledge domain. Yet due to the magnitude and the heterogeneous nature of…


Playful interfaces to the archive and the embodied experience of data

Rachel Hendery, Andrew Burrell

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the possibility for the galleries, libraries, archives and museums sector to employ playful, immersive discovery interfaces for their…

A multi-layer framework for semantic modeling

Sergio Evangelista Silva, Luciana Paula Reis, June Marques Fernandes, Alana Deusilan Sester Pereira

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a multi-level framework for semantic modeling (MFSM) based on four signification levels: objects, classes of entities, instances and…

Mapping literacies: Comparing information horizons mapping to measures of information and health literacy

Margaret S. Zimmerman

Information literacy and health literacy skills are positively correlated with indicators of quality of life. Assessing these literacies, however, can be daunting – particularly…

Documentation in a community informatics project: The creation and sharing of information by women in Bangladesh

Viviane Frings-Hessami, Anindita Sarker, Gillian Oliver, Misita Anwar

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the creation and sharing of information by Bangladeshi women participants in a community informatics project and to assess to what extent…

A conceptual framework for digital civics pedagogy informed by the philosophy of information

Estelle Clements

The purpose of this paper is to draw on the philosophy of information, specifically the work of Luciano Floridi, to argue that digital civics must fully comprehend the…

Information and design: book symposium on Luciano Floridi’s The Logic of Information

Tim Gorichanaz, Jonathan Furner, Lai Ma, David Bawden, Lyn Robinson, Dominic Dixon, Ken Herold, Sille Obelitz Søe, Betsy Van der Veer Martens, Luciano Floridi

The purpose of this paper is to review and discuss Luciano Floridi’s 2019 book The Logic of Information: A Theory of Philosophy as Conceptual Design, the latest instalment in his…

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