The dark side of documentation?

Bawden, D. (2008). The dark side of documentation?. Journal of Documentation, 64(2), doi: 10.1108/jd.2008.27864baa.001

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Abstract

The tendency of information users to rely on abstracts, summaries, and other out-of-context ‘snippets’ is considered. The response to this, which may include an emphasis on meaning-in-context and on understanding, will determine the immediate future of the information disciplines.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: library and information science; context; meaning; understanding; Zipf’s Law; abstracts
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: School of Informatics > Department of Information Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/11939

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