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The dark side of documentation?

Bawden, D. (2008). The dark side of documentation?. Journal of Documentation, 64(2), pp. 181-182. doi: 10.1108/jd.2008.27864baa.001


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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Publisher Keywords: library and information science; context; meaning; understanding; Zipf’s Law; abstracts
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Media, Culture & Creative Industries > Library & Information Science
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