Library Trends 69 (3) Winter 2021: Everyday Documentation [Restricted Access]


Library Trends 69 (3) Winter 2021: Everyday Documentation. Edited by Tim Gorichanaz and Ann M. Graf.

The information field has roots in libraries and other memory institutions on one hand, and in scientific communication on the other hand (Bawden and Robinson 2013). As such, research in the field has traditionally focused on information phenomena in libraries, academe, and industry. Since the 1990s, however, scholars have recognized the necessity of studying information phenomena outside of these institutions, in what have been christened “everyday” information contexts (Case and Given 2016). Still, most of this research has explored only information seeking. This topic is but one component of the information–communication chain, others of which include information creation, dissemination, organization, indexing, storage, use, and understanding (Robinson 2009, 2018). This special issue brings together recent work on everyday information phenomena in the components of organization and indexing, which can be encapsulated under the label of “documentation” (Day 2006).

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