Aslib Journal of Information Management: Volume 72 Issue 4


Library and Information Science

Table of contents - Special Issue: Showcasing Doctoral Research in Information Science

Guest Editors: Isto Huvila, Aylin Ilhan, Isabelle Dorsch

Social media in government offices: usage and strategies

Gal Yavetz, Noa Aharony

The current study seeks to present and examine the strategies, management and dissemination of information on social media platforms by Israeli government organizations…

How online reviews affect purchase intention: a new model based on the stimulus-organism-response (S-O-R) framework

Linlin Zhu, He Li, Feng-Kwei Wang, Wu He, Zejin Tian

The relationship between online reviews and purchase intention has been studied in previous research. However, there was little knowledge about the effect of information…

Assessment of the appraisal of records: Case of the University of Witwatersrand and the University of Venda

Nkholedzeni Sidney Netshakhuma

The purpose of this study is to assess the appraisal of records at the University of Witwatersrand and the University of Venda. Furthermore, the study intends to recommend…

Artificial intelligence and mobile apps for mental healthcare: a social informatics perspective

Alyson Gamble

For decades, artificial intelligence (AI) has been utilized within the field of mental healthcare. This paper aims to examine AI chatbots, specifically as offered through…

Exploring social aspects of task perception using cognitive sociology

Eun Youp Rha, Nicholas Belkin

The purpose of this paper is to explore effects of individuals' social context on their perception of a task, for better understanding of social aspects of task-based…

Optimisation of archival processes involving digitisation of typewritten documents

Hrvoje Stančić, Željko Trbušić

The authors investigate optical character recognition (OCR) technology and discuss its implementation in the context of digitisation of archival materials.

Coming to America: Iranians' use of Telegram for immigration information seeking

Sarah Nikkhah, Angela P. Murillo, Alyson Leigh Young, Andrew D. Miller

This study examines Iran-US migrants' use of the most popular messaging application in Iran—Telegram—and shows how they use it to manage their migration information practices.

Why we like Google Scholar: postgraduate students' perceptions of factors influencing their intention to use

Faiz Alotaibi, Frances Johnson

This study examines the use of the search engine, Google Scholar, from the perspective of a specific study group, that of international postgraduate students. Based on the…

What we can learn from elite academic staff publication portfolios: a social network analysis

Maria J. Grant, Robyn R. Lotto, Ian D. Jones

The study aims to construct an understanding of professional academic writing network structures to inform organisational strategic investment in academic staff development.

Investigating academic library responses to predatory publishing in the United States, Canada and Spanish-speaking Latin America

Jairo Buitrago Ciro, Lynne Bowker

This is a comparative investigation of how university libraries in the United States, Canada and Spanish-speaking Latin America are responding to predatory publishing.

Constructing information experience: a grounded theory portrait of academic information management

Lettie Y. Conrad, Christine S. Bruce, Virginia M. Tucker

This paper aims to discuss what it means to consider the information experience of academic information management from a constructivist grounded theory perspective. Using…

Participatory design for ontologies: a case study of an open science ontology for qualitative coding schemas

Julian Hocker, Christoph Schindler, Marc Rittberger

The open science movement calls for transparent and retraceable research processes. While infrastructures to support these practices in qualitative research are lacking…

“You make me miss Pune so much”: memory making and documenting in a Virtual Zenana

Priya Kizhakkethil

The purpose of the study is to look at memory making and the documenting of memories, as a part of the document and information experience of women belonging to the Indian…

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