The new issue has been up online for a week now, but pressure of work has
not permitted me to get the word out.  The url is:

Here's part of the Editorial:

*In this issue*

In addition to the conference papers we have five papers for this issue,
covering the usually wide range of subjects from associative indexing to the
impact of Chinese cultural factors on the development of information

First, Isto Huvila asks where the information used by editors in Wikipedia
comes from. The use of sources varies with the degree of activity shown by
the editors (all of whom, of course, are volunteers) and most of the
information is found on the Web, with literature known previously to the
contributors being a major source. Possible, today, this is not too
different from the resources used by authors generally.

Next, Sylvain Cibangu, explores a topic that has been written about
extensively in the past, providing a valuable review of the literature and
suggesting that notions of global complexity can act '*as a metaphor for
information science as a social science to address the pressing issues of
our increasingly interconnected world*'.

Charles Cole, Charles-Antoine Julien and John Leide, from McGill University,
propose an associative index model for the results list of search engines
based on Vannevar Bush's concept of *selection*, the associative mechanism
by which our human brains identify the *likeness* of things.

Next, Shannon Staley and her colleagues propose a standardised method for
assessing an institution's library instruction programme, demonstrating that
such a tool can provide valuable guidance on the development of library

Finally. Christina Ling-hsing Chang, investigates ideas of power
relationships and cultural factors that affect the development of
information systems in China. Her results show,

*how the need to maintain interpersonal harmony, guanxi, renqing and status
hierarchy (unequal power distribution) characteristic of Chinese culture can
lead to the incongruence of technological frames in the information system
development processes*

*In conclusion*

In my last editorial I suggested that there might be people who would be
interested in contributing to the management of the journal by acting as
'layout editors', that is, converting Word documents to the xhtml files we
use. Well, there turned out to be only one such person! This doesn't make it
possible for me to offer a conversion service, but if there are some who
missed that original notice, who would like to participate, please get in
touch <[log in to unmask]>.

It seems that the use of the journal continues to grow, although it is some
time since I reported on such matters. However, a look at Google Analytics
for the journal for the past year, shows that the most 'hit' papers are:

•                Environmental scanning as information seeking and
organizational learning, by Chun Wei Choo (with 25,492 unique views, 106
citations in Google Scholar)

•                An action research approach to curriculum development, by
Phil Riding, Sue Fowell and Phil Levy, which is from volume 1 no. 1! (24,146
unique views, 34 citations in Google Scholar)

•                The nonsense of "knowledge management", by T.D. Wilson
(23,310 unique views, 436 citations in Google Scholar)

•                Five personality dimensions and their influence on
information behaviour, by Jannica Heinström (22,111 unique views, 56
citations in Google Scholar)

•                Understanding knowledge management and information
management: the need for an empirical perspective, by France Bouthillier and
Kathleen Shearer (16,052 unique views, 88 citations in Google Scholar).

You'll see that the 'well-hit' papers are, as we might expect, well-cited,
so there's a lesson here: if you want your papers to be seen and cited,
choose a true open access journal.

Professor T.D. Wilson, PhD, PhD (h.c.),
Publisher and Editor in Chief: Information Research: an international
electronic journal
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