Constitutional Law (Books and Journals)
- The Modern Law Review From Nbr. 1-1, June 1937 to Nbr. 81-3, May 2018 Wiley, 2021
- Bringing Justice Home. The Road to Final Appellate and Regional Court Establishment by: Commonwealth Secretariat, 2008
- Response to “The public sphere without democracy: some recent work in LIS”
“Write the story you want to read”: world-queering through slash fanfiction creation
Purpose: This pilot study explores how queer slash fanfiction writers reorient cis/heteronormative entertainment media (EM) content to create queer information worlds. Design/methodology/approach: Constructivist grounded theory was employed to explore queer individuals' slash fanfiction reading and creation practices. Slash fanfiction refers to fan-written texts that recast cis/heteronormative...
The information work of community archives: a systematic literature review
Purpose: This paper scrutinizes the scholarship on community archives' information work. Community archives and archiving projects represent unprecedentedly democratic venues for information work centering on essential documentary concepts such as custody, collection development and appraisal, processing, arrangement and description, organization, representation and naming, collaboration,...
The values of public libraries: a systematic review of empirical studies of stakeholder perceptions
Purpose: Public libraries' relevance and raison d'être towards society is an often discussed subject within public, politics and research. The objective of this systematic literature review is to provide a synthesis of empirical studies of stakeholders' perceived values of public libraries. Design/methodology/approach: The review is based on a structured literature search that was conducted in...
Toward a new understanding of immigrant information behavior. A survey study on information access and information overload among US Black diasporic immigrants
Purpose: Immigration dominates much of the current US sociopolitical discourse. The research on US-based immigrant information behavior, however, remains scant. To understand the role of information in immigration, this study explores information overload among Black immigrants in the US. Design/methodology/approach: The researcher developed a literature-derived information overload scale to...
Review of the Delphi method in library and information science research
Purpose: This article presents an introduction to the Delphi method and review of Delphi studies published in the literature of library and information science (LIS). Design/methodology/approach: A review of Delphi studies published between the years of 1971 and 2019 is performed, using studies retrieved from the Library and Information Science Source database. A total of 122 articles were...
Shared information practices on Facebook. The formation and development of a sustainable online community
Purpose: This study aims to develop an in-depth understanding of the underlying dynamics of an emergent shared information practice within a Facebook group, and the resources the group develops to sustain this practice. Design/methodology/approach: In-depth semi-structured interviews were carried out with twenty members from the group. The findings are based on comparative analysis combined with
A structure–agency integrative framework for information access disparity. Rediscovery of practice in dividing society's information rich and poor
Purpose: This study aims to build an integrative framework for explaining society's information access disparity, which takes both structure and agency as well as their interactions into consideration. Design/methodology/approach: It adopts a qualitative survey design. It collects data on the development of 65 individuals' information access through interviews, and analyzes the data following...
A collection and its many relations and contexts. Constructing an object biography of the police historical/archival investigative files
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the results of an ethnographic study that used object biography with an archival collection of police surveillance files, the Police Historical/Archival Investigative Files, housed at the City of Portland Archives & Records Center in Portland, Oregon. Design/methodology/approach: Document analysis, participant observation, semistructured...
Information, data, and knowledge in the cognitive system of the observer
Purpose: In line with the cognitive viewpoint on the phenomenon of information, the constructivist tradition based on Maturana and Varela's theory of knowing, and some aspects of Shannon's theory of communication, the purpose of this paper is to shed more light on the role of information, data, and knowledge in the cognitive system (domain) of the observer. Design/methodology/approach: In...
Uncomfortable in my own skin – emerging, early-stage identity-related information needs of transgender people
Purpose: This study aims to increase the understanding of the early-stage identity-related information needs of transgender people. Design/methodology/approach: This study draws on social constructivism, queer theory and information practice research. In accordance with the queer phenomenological approach which emphasises lived experiences, data was collected by interviewing 25 individuals who...
Information encountering re-encountered. A conceptual re-examination of serendipity in the context of information acquisition
Purpose: In order to understand the totality, diversity and richness of human information behavior, increasing research attention has been paid to examining serendipity in the context of information acquisition. However, several issues have arisen as this research subfield has tried to find its feet; we have used different, inconsistent terminology to define this phenomenon (e.g. information...
The red thread of information
Purpose: In The Invisible Substrate of Information Science, a landmark article about the discipline of information science, Marcia J. Bates wrote that “…we are always looking for the red thread of information in the social texture of people's lives” (1999a, p. 1048). To sharpen our understanding of information science and to elaborate Bates' idea, the work at hand answers the question: Just what...
Foucault's toolbox: use of Foucault's writings in LIS journal literature, 1990–2016
Purpose: To provide a close, detailed analysis of the frequency, nature, and depth of visible use of Michel Foucault's works by library and information science/studies (LIS) scholars. Design/methodology/approach: The study conducted extensive full-text searches in a large number of electronically available LIS journal databases to find citations of Foucault's works, then examined each cited...
The role of information in the migration experience of young Polish women in the UK
Purpose: Since Poland's accession to the European Union in 2004, migration from Poland to the UK has increased substantially. These migrants are generally young and highly educated, and are migrating for reasons of economic improvement and self-fulfilment. Many are women migrating independently, an emerging trend in migration in general. Information behaviour research around migration has tended...
Toward a description framework of information encountering experiences. Guidance for diarists in story telling
Purpose: One of the primary challenges of conducting information encountering (IE) research is the difficulty in capturing people's IE experiences. The purpose of this paper is to develop a general description framework of IE experiences as guidance for participants to record diary entries in diary studies of IE. Design/methodology/approach: 340 descriptions of IE incidents were collected from 18
Information and design: book symposium on Luciano Floridi’s The Logic of Information
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review and discuss Luciano Floridi’s 2019 book The Logic of Information: A Theory of Philosophy as Conceptual Design, the latest instalment in his philosophy of information (PI) tetralogy, particularly with respect to its implications for library and information studies (LIS). Design/methodology/approach: Nine scholars with research interests in...
- Reforming the Current United Nations Sanctions System: A Necessary Exercise in the 21st Century
- Regulation of the Social Media in Electoral Democracies: A Case of Kenya
- Evaluation of Whether The Awards Annulled at The Seat of Arbitration Should be Enforced in Other Jurisdictions in the Context of Juridical Theories of Arbitration
- The Effect of China’s Law-Making Power on its Participation in the WTO DSM
- Autonomous Weapons Systems & Accountability: Rethinking Criminal Responsibility for War Crimes at the ICC
- Corporate Accountability in International Law: a “State Shaming” Exercise
- The Tussle with Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law: The Case of Cameroon
A conceptual framework for digital civics pedagogy informed by the philosophy of information
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to draw on the philosophy of information, specifically the work of Luciano Floridi, to argue that digital civics must fully comprehend the implications of the digital environment, and consequently an informational ontology, to deliver to students an education that will prepare them for full participation as citizens in the infosphere. Design/methodology/appro
Playful interfaces to the archive and the embodied experience of data
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the possibility for the galleries, libraries, archives and museums sector to employ playful, immersive discovery interfaces for their collections and raise awareness of some of the considerations that go into the decision to use such technology and the creation of the interfaces. Design/methodology/approach: This is a case study approach using
Documentation in a community informatics project. The creation and sharing of information by women in Bangladesh
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the creation and sharing of information by Bangladeshi women participants in a community informatics project and to assess to what extent the information provided to them meets their short and longer-term needs. Design/methodology/approach: The analysis is based on data collected during a workshop with village women in Dhaka and focus group...
A multi-layer framework for semantic modeling
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce a multi-level framework for semantic modeling (MFSM) based on four signification levels: objects, classes of entities, instances and domains. In addition, four fundamental propositions of the signification process underpin these levels, namely, classification, decomposition, instantiation and contextualization. Design/methodology/approach: The...
Determining the critical thresholds for co-word network based on the theory of percolation transition. A case study in Buddhist studies
Purpose: One of the chief purposes of bibliometric analysis is to reveal the intellectual structure of a knowledge domain. Yet due to the magnitude and the heterogeneous nature of bibliometric networks, some sorts of filtering procedures are often required to make the resulting network interpretable. A co-word analysis of more than 135,000 scholarly publications on Buddhism was conducted to...
Mapping literacies. Comparing information horizons mapping to measures of information and health literacy
Purpose: Information literacy and health literacy skills are positively correlated with indicators of quality of life. Assessing these literacies, however, can be daunting – particularly with people that may not respond well to prose-based tools. The purpose of this paper is to use information horizons methodology as a metric that may be reflective of literacies. Design/methodology/approach:...