Information Humanities & Short Reports
Michael Buckland and Clifford Lynch
Becoming informed depends on language, perception, interpretation, reasoning and other core concerns of the humanities. So why the neglect of the humanities in information studies? What has been lost and what might be gained with more attention to cultural contexts, hermeneutics, semantic labor, and other humanities’ concerns?
Short Reports and Updates
Some short topics and reports, and updates on selected previous topics.
(The presentation originally scheduled with Roger Schonfeld will be rescheduled for a later date.)
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Michael Buckland is emeritus professor in the School of Information and co-director of the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative. He grew up in England and studied history at Oxford and librarianship at Sheffield University. He trained at the Bodleian Library in Oxford and moved to the University of Lancaster Library in 1965. In 1972, Buckland moved to the United States to be Assistant Director of Libraries for Technical Services at Purdue University Libraries before becoming Dean of the School of Library and Information Studies at Berkeley from 1976 to 1984. He served from 1983 to 1987 as Assistant Vice President for Library Plans and Policies for the nine campuses of the University of California. Professor Buckland’s interests include bibliography, library services, search and discovery, cultural heritage, and the history and theory of documentation.
Clifford Lynch is the director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and an adjunct professor at the School of Information. Prior to joining CNI in 1997, Lynch spent eighteen years at the University of California Office of the President, the last ten as director of Library Automation. Lynch is a past president of ASIS&T and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization.