Aslib Journal of Information Management: Volume 69 Issue 1


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Information need as trigger and driver of information seeking: a conceptual analysis

Reijo Savolainen

The purpose of this paper is to elaborate the picture of the motivators for information behaviour by examining the nature of information need as a trigger and driver of…


Two’s not always company: collaborative information seeking across task types

Chirag Shah, Chathra Hendahewa, Roberto González-Ibáñez

The purpose of this paper is to investigate when and how people working collaboratively could be assisted in a fact-finding task, specifically focusing on team size and…

Do journal data sharing mandates work? Life sciences evidence from Dryad

Mike Thelwall, Kayvan Kousha

Data sharing is widely thought to help research quality and efficiency. Data sharing mandates are increasingly being adopted by journals and the purpose of this paper is…

Tertiary students’ acceptance of a game to teach information literacy

Yan Ru Guo, Dion Hoe-Lian Goh, Brendan Luyt

The purpose of this paper is to investigate tertiary students’ acceptance of digital game-based learning (DGBL). Specifically, it investigated the influence of learning…


Factors affecting usage of e-resources: scale development and validation

Ruchi Jain Garg, Vinod Kumar, Vandana

The purpose of this paper is to develop and validate a scale involving the factors affecting usage of e-resources.


Environmental scan: A methodological framework to initiate digital library development for communities in Canada’s North

Dinesh Rathi, Ali Shiri, Catherine Cockney

The purpose of this paper is to propose an evidence-based environmental scanning model that will provide a methodological framework for conducting community-engaged and…


UK university policy approaches towards the copyright ownership of scholarly works and the future of open access

Elizabeth Gadd

The purpose of this paper is to consider how the open access policy environment has developed since the Rights Metadata for Open Archiving Project’s call in 2003 for…

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