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THE EDITORS, EDITORIAL BOARD AND ASSOCIATES

Information Research is published by Professor Tom Wilson, who is also Editor-in-Chief: he is assisted by Professor Elena Maceviciute, Deputy Editor, Associate Editor, Eastern and Central Europe and Book Reviews Editor; and Associate Editors, Professor José Vicente Rodríguez (the Luso-Hispanic countries); Dr. Charles Cole (North America); Amanda Cossham, (Australasia and S.E. Asia); Professor Nils Pharo (the Far East) and Dr. Crystal Fulton (Africa and India). There is also an international Editorial Board and, very valuable members of the team, our Editorial associates and copy-editors.

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Prof. Tom Wilson
Editor in Chief
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Prof. Elena Maceviciute
Deputy Editor
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Prof. José Rodríguez
Luso-Hispanic Region
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Amanda Cossham
Australasia/S.E. Asia
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Dr. Charles Cole
North America
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Prof. Nils Pharo
The Far East
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Dr. Crystal Fulton
Africa and India
 



Dr. Charles Cole is a Researcher, Affiliated Member, at the School of Information Studies, McGill University. He received his Ph.D. (Information Science) in 1994 from the University of Sheffield, his M.L.I.S. from McGill University in 1989 and his B.A. (History-Geography) from McGill University in 1978. He is also a consultant (Colemining Inc.). With Amanda Spink, he has edited two books in information science: New directions in human information behavior (2006) and New directions in cognitive information retrieval (2005), both published by Springer. He has published over 45 articles in such journals as the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Information Processing & Management and Library Quarterly. His most recent book (2012) is Information need: A theory connecting information search to knowledge formation published by Information Today Inc.

Dr. Crystal Fulton is a College Lecturer at the School of Information and Library Studies (SILS), University College Dublin. She received her PhD and MLIS in Library and Information Science from The University of Western Ontario, Canada. She is the Co-ordinator of SILS’ Information Behaviour Research Group and Director of the Networking for Leisure and wider Life & Information Behaviour Research in Everyday Experience (LIBREE) research initiatives. In addition to studying information behaviour in everyday life settings, including the workplace, she has been invited to share her work at various European Union conferences. Her current research examines the information worlds of individuals and groups engaged in leisure activities and the connections among a chosen hobby, community development, information literacy, and social inclusion.
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Professor Elena Maceviciute is Professor at the Swedish School of Library and Information Studies, Gothenburg University/Boras University College, Sweden and Professor in the Faculty of Communication, Vilnius University, Lithuania. Her research areas include reference work, information and communication needs, international and intercultural communication, and information management. In addition to her academic work, Elena has worked as a consultant to the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture, the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO, the Committee of Europe and others. She teaches distance courses in International Communication studies, co-edits the scholarly journal Knygotyra (Book Science), is a member of the editorial of The Serials Librarian (USA), and a member of the Advisory Board for ICIMSS (Torun, Poland). She has published four books and almost sixty articles, and, has produced a number of translations of English language works (e.g., A. Conan-Doyle, The white company; P. Cornwell, The body of evidence; J. Fiske, Introduction to communication studies; and Blackwell's Encyclopedia of political science).

Prof. Nils Pharo Dr. Nils Pharo is Professor in the Faculty for Journalism, Library and Information Science at Oslo University College. His main research areas are interactive information retrieval and information behaviour studies. Currently he is engaged in the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval - INEX - where he co-chairs the interactive track.

Professor José Vicente Rodríguez is Professor Catedratico in the Information and Documentation Department, Faculty of Information Science, University of Murcia, Spain. Graduate in Chemistry, PhD in Computing Science. Guest Professor in the University of La Habana, Cuba. Co-ordinator of the UNITWIN Chair in 'Information Management in Organizations', sponsored by UNESCO. Member of the 50th Committee, Documentation, of AENOR (Spanish Association of Normalization and Certification). Scientific Consultant to several projects of the Regional Government of Murcia. Chief of the Information Technology Research Group of the University of Murcia. His research area, projects and publications, covers information management, information retrieval and evaluation of Web searching.

Amanda Cossham is a Principal Lecturer in the School of Information and Social Sciences, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. She is the Programme leader for information and library studies, and her professional and research interests include mental models of the bibliographic universe (particularly relating to Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), continuing professional development, graduate outcomes, and information management. She is also enrolled in doctoral studies at Monash University. Amanda is a member of the Editorial Board of the New Zealand Library and Information Management Journal, and an Associate Editor of Library Review.
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Professor Tom Wilson is Professor Emeritus in Information Management at Sheffield where he served as Head of the Department of Information studies from 1982 to 1997. Tom's principal research areas are information seeking behaviour and information management in which he has researched and published extensively. He is currently Professor in the Högskolan i Borås, Sweden, and Visiting Professor at the Leeds University Business School, where he is working with Dr. David Allen in directing the AIMTech research group in the field of information management, specializing in mobile information systems. One recently completed project has been in the area of mobile data systems in the Police forces of England and Wales. His study on information overload, was supported by the consultancy company, Accenture. Most recently he was involved in a successful bid to the Swedish Research Council resulting in an aware of SEK12 million for research into the e-book phenomenon. He is one of the most cited authors in the field of information behaviour. Information Research is the third journal he has established: it was preceded by the print journals, Social Science Information Studies and the International Journal of Information Management.


EDITORIAL BOARD

| David Allen | Ragnar Audunson | Ricardo Baeza-Yates | Nicholas J. Belkin | Christine Borgman | Chun Wei Choo | Blaise Cronin | Elizabeth Davenport | José Guimarães | Lars Höglund | Maija-Leena Huotari | Jim Jansen | Victor Kaptelinin | Chris Kimble | Wallace Koehler | Judith Licea de Arenas | Rik Maes | Francisco Javier Martinez Mendez | Lokman Meho | Bonnie Nardi | Charles Oppenheim | Olle Persson |Ingegerd Rabow | Ronald Rousseau | Elías Sanz-Casado | Reijo Savolainen | Jela Steinerova | Shunsaku Tamura |Sirje Virkus |Sue Williams | Dietmar Wolfram |

Belgium

chooRonald Rousseau is President of ISSI (International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics) and Associate Professor at KHBO (an engineering college at Ostend, Belgium) and at K.U.Leuven (Flemish Catholic University of Louvain). His research interests are in citation analysis and informetrics. He is a pioneer in the field of webometrics and co-author, with Leo Egghe, of Introduction to Informetrics, one of the most-cited books in the field. Ronald is very active in collaboration with Chinese colleagues, and as such has obtained an honorary professorship from Henan Normal University. He is, moreover, a guest professor at the National Library of Sciences Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing) and at Dalian University of Technology.
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Brazil

augustoJosé Augusto Chaves Guimarães is Professor in the Departamento de Ciência da Informação of Universidade Estadual Paulista, Marília. He holds degrees in librarianship and law, and communication science and a PhD in information science. He is a former President of the Brazilian Library Education Association, a Member of the Group on Library Education Studies of MERCOSUL and Member of Library Schools Evaluation and Accreditation Comittees in the Mercosul area. He is a Member of the Editorial Boards of information science journals in Brazil and other South American countries and Researcher of the Brazilian Scientific and Technological Research Council (CNPq). He has been involved in scientific activity in a number of countries in North and South America and Europe. His research interests are in indexing, legal information and library education.
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Canada

chooChun Wei Choo is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Information Studies of the University of Toronto where he completed his Ph.D. in 1993. He has a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a Master's degree in Information Systems from the London School of Economics. His main research interests are information management, organizational learning, environmental scanning, and the management of information technology. He has completed three books: Information Management for the Intelligent Organization (2nd edition, 1998, Information Today Inc), The Knowing Organization (1998, Oxford University Press), and Managing Information for the Competitive Edge, co-edited with Ethel Auster (Neal-Schuman, 1996). Chun Wei has also authored book chapters and research articles in the leading journals in the field.
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Chile

ricardoRicardo Baeza-Yates received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1989. In 2003 he was incorporated to the Chilean Academy of Sciences, being the first computer scientist to achieve this position. Currently he is director of Yahoo Research Latino America in Santiago, Chile and Yahoo Research Barcelona. During 2005 he was an ICREA Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He also was a professor and director of the Center for Web Research, that he founded in 2002, at the CS department of the University of Chile, where he was the chairperson in the period 1993-5 and 2003-4. His research interests include information retrieval, algorithms, and information visualization. He is co-author of the book Modern Information Retrieval (1999), co-author of the Handbook of Algorithms and Data Structures, 2nd ed. (1991) and co-editor of Information Retrieval: Algorithms and Data Structures (1992) His papers appear in journals published by ACM, IEEE or SIAM.
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Estonia

sirjeSirje Virkus is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Information Studies at Tallinn Pedagogical University. Before moving to the University she worked, until 1985, as a researcher at the Estonian Institute of Scientific and Technological Information and Economic Research, at the Department of Automated Systems for Scientific and Technological Information. She now carries out research into information seeking and use in business and academic environments, and technology for distance education. Her most recent work has been on developing a conceptual model for designing and delivering distance education in library and information science.
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Finland

maikki Maija-Leena Huotari is Professor and Head of the Department of Information Studies at the University of Oulu, Finland, since 2003, and docent in information and knowledge management since 2001. With BA in economics, and MSc in Information Studies she received her PhD at the University of Sheffield, UK, in 1996. She worked in the Department of Information Studies at the University of Tampere, Finland, from 1997 to 2002 and was Deputy Head of Department, 2000-2002. She has published internationally and in Finland. She was a member of the editorial board of Finnish Information Studies (FIS), 1996-2003 (Chair 1997 and 2000) and Editor-in-Chief of Studies in Information Sciences (SISCI) of Tampere University Press in 2002. She is currently a member of the editorial boards of Information Research and of the Finnish journal Informaatiotutkimus. She was reporteur of the intermediate evaluation of the Multilingual Information Society Programme of the EU in 1998-99, and chair of the Total Quality Evaluation of the Libraries of Helsinki University in 1999-2000. Her research interests focus on information needs, seeking and use, organizational information behaviour, information management, and strategic management of information.
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reijoReijo Savolainen is Professor, Department of Information Studies at the University of Tampere, Finland. Currently, his research areas include information needs, seeking and use, especially the role of electronic networks in information seeking and communication. Reijo is also interested in the social and economic issues of library and information services. He has more than 40 articles in the field of information and library studies. International publications include the conference proceedings Information Seeking in Context (Taylor Graham, 1997), co-edited with Brenda Dervin and Pertti Vakkari.
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France

Chris KimbleChris Kimble is an associate professor of Management Information Systems at Euromed Marseille, the École de Management, Marseille, France. Before this he lectured on Information Systems and Management at the University of York (UK), Information Technology at the University of Newcastle (UK) and was a researcher with both the Business School and the Computer Science department at the University of Northumbria (UK). His broad research interests are how to best 'manage' the fit between digital technologies and the social world. He is best known for his work on Communities of Practice and Knowledge Management, but he has also published articles on the clickstream analysis of web sites, on-line communities and distributed working.
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Germany

Sue WilliamsDr Sue Williams is Professor of Enterprise Information Management at the Institute for Information Systems Research at the University of Koblenz-Landau. Her research interests are in the areas of information design and digital information management. Recent projects have applied this work in both the public and private sectors and include studies of e-government information service provision, public e-procurement, document retention and the design of corporate digital information services.
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Ireland

Professor Diane Sonnenwald is a Professor at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science at Göteborg University and University College of Borås, and an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina (USA). She conducts research on collaboration, collaboration technology and human information behavior in a variety of contexts. Previously she worked at Bell Labs and Bell Communications Research doing long-range strategic planning for the U.S. public telecommunications infrastructure and telephone industry. She has led various research projects, including the Design and Evaluation of the nanoManipulator Collaboratory Research Project funded by the National Institutes of Health, and the Collaboration Effort at the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Environmentally Responsible Solvents and Processes. She currently leads a project funded by the US National Library of Medicine to investigate the potential of 3D telepresence technology for emergency medical consultation.

 
Japan

shun Shunsaku Tamura is Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Keio University. He is member of the Board of Trustees of the Japan Society of Library and Information Science and former member of the Board of Trustees of Japan Library Association. He has research interests in information behaviour of ordinary citizen; literacy and reading research; and management and evaluation of information and reference services, especially in public libraries. His publications include Information seeking and information use (2001, editor, text in Japanese) and various articles. He is currently working on a funded research project on the effects of information service to business in public libraries.
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Mexico

arenasJudith Licea De Arenas is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at the National University of Mexico. She holds a MA from the National University of Mexico, a MLib from the University of Wales and a PhD from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Her current areas of research are bibliometrics, scholarly communication, LIS education and information literacy. She has been visiting professor and consultant to various academic institutions.

 
The Netherlands

maesRik Maes is Professor in Information and Communication Management at the Faculty of Economics and Econometrics of the University of Amsterdam and Dean of the Executive Master in Information Management program. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). He is leader of the PrimaVera research programme. His current research interests are the foundations of Information Management and the strategic impact of IT on society and organizations. He is particularly interested in new, imaginative learning methods and in the increasing impact of the "emotion economy". He is the author of a great number of articles and a well-appreciated speaker. He is member of the editorial board of, among others, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems. He has extensive experience in advising, teaching and coaching top management in the field of information strategy and information management.
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New Zealand

amandaAmanda Cossham is a Principal Lecturer in the School of Information and Social Sciences, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. She is the Programme leader for information and library studies, and her professional and research interests include mental models of the bibliographic universe (particularly relating to Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), continuing professional development, graduate outcomes, and information management. She is also enrolled in doctoral studies at Monash University. Amanda is a member of the Editorial Board of the New Zealand Library and Information Management Journal, and an Associate Editor of Library Review.

 
Norway

ragnarDr. Ragnar Audunson is Professor in Library and Information Science at the Faculty of Journalism, Library and Information science at the Oslo College. He is also research coordinator of the Research council of Norway's library research programme. He holds a Ph.d from the University of Oslo, Department of Political Science. His main research interests are within the fields of the social role of libraries, change processes in library organizations, user studies and information behaviour.
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Slovak Republic

jelaJela Steinerová is associate professor at Department of Library and Information Science, Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia. She has been teaching subjects of Information Retrieval, Knowledge Organization and Information Analysis since 1992. At present she is head of the research project "Interaction of Man and Information Environment". Her research interests include information seeking behaviour, cognitive and social issues of information process, semiotics and digital libraries, and collaboration of libraries in central Europe. Among her published books are Theory of Information Retrieval, 1996, and Development of Information Products, 1998. She has published more than 70 research papers, chapters in books, and articles, in national and international publications. She is also engaged in several editorial and expert advisory boards, e.g. the international advisory board of ICIMSS in Torun (Poland) and is a member of other professional international associations, e.g. ISKO. She has also worked in the areas of research and methodology of library automation and as a consultant. She has been actively involved in managing conferences, lecturing at international and national conferences (e.g., Tallinn, Cologne, Zurich, Warsaw, Sofia), and at Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic). She also participated in several study visits abroad (e.g. Oxford, Florence, Washington, and Brussels).

 
Spain

eliasDr. Elías Sanz-Casado is Professor and Head of the Department of Library and Information Studies at Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain) where he runs the Information Metrics Studies Laboratory. He has also been Visiting Professor at the University of Puerto Rico. For several years he has been a scientific consultant on research projects for the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Regional Government of Madrid. He has research projects with several Latin American countries. His main research area and publications cover bibliometrics and scientometric analysis, user studies and information behaviour. He is Member of the Editorial Boards of several information science journals in Spain and Latin American countries.

 

javiDr. Francisco Javier Martinez Mendez teaches Information Technology in the Information and Documentation Department of the University of Murcia, Spain. This department belongs to the Faculty of Information Science and Communication. Graduate and PhD in Information and Documentation. Professor of the UNITWIN Chair in 'Information Management in Organizations', sponsored by UNESCO. Member of the Information Technology Research Group of the University of Murcia. At present, he is the Head of Department and Associate Member of the ISIC Permanent Committee. He also participates as a referee in Spanish journals in our area. His research area, projects and publications covers information management, information retrieval and its evaluation. He is also the author of the blog, recuperación de información en la web.
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Sweden

larsLars Höglund is Professor in the Institute for Library and Information Science at the University of Gothenburg and, through an agreement between the two institutions, Research Director in the Swedish School of Librarianship and Information Studies at the Högskolan i Borås, where he directs the Doctoral research programme. He was previously a member of the Inforsk research group at the University of Umeå and his research relates to aspects of information behaviour, information management, and change processes in library and information systems.
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victorVictor Kaptelinin is a Professor at the Department of Informatics, Ume&oring; University, Sweden. Before joining the Department Victor held teaching and research positions at the Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education, Moscow Lomonosov University, and University of California in San Diego, USA. His main research interests are in interaction design, activity theory, and educational use of information technologies. He is a member of TEAMS, a research group at the Department of Informatics.
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olleOlle Persson is Professor of Library and Information Science and Dean of the Department of Sociology at the University of Umeå, where he has carried out research into the science of science, bibliometrics, national science policies, information use in industry, and research impacts since 1971. He is now responsible for the Master's programme in Library and Information Science.
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ingegerdIngegerd Rabow is a librarian and returned to Lund to become head of the e-Resources Department at the Lund University Libraries Head Office when it started in May 2001. She has been head of Scientific Communication and Bibliometrics and manager of the nationally funded ScieCom - Swedish Resource Centre for Scientific Communication since 2004. She has worked at the Karolinska Institute Library in Stockholm as project manager of a nationally funded investigation of electronic publishing in the fields of medicine and nursing, and has many years of experience as an information specialist in these subjects at the universities of Umeå and Lund. She has published various bibliometric studies and papers on scholarly publishing models.
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United Kingdom

dkaDavid Allen is Senior Lecturer in Information Management in the Business School of Leeds University. His research deals with information systems and their implications for work and organisation, particularly at the strategic level. He also has an interest in the current discourse about the socio-philosophical foundations of information systems and information management. David manages the AIMTech Research Group in the business school, which carries out research and consultancy work on the development and implementation of mobile information systems in the emergency services—police, fire services and ambulance services and in the public sector generally. David holds an MSc in Information Systems from Stirling University and a PhD in Information Management from Sheffield University
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corrallSheila Corrall is Professor of Librarianship & Information Management and Head of the Libraries & Information Society Research Group at the University of Sheffield Information School. Her research interests include the application of strategic management concepts to library and information services, the development and implementation of institutional information literacy strategies and policies, and the changing roles and competencies of library and information professionals. Before moving to Sheffield, she held senior positions at the British Library and three UK universities, most recently as Director of Academic Services at the University of Southampton. She was the first President of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and in 2003 was presented with the International Information Industries Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the development of the information profession. She holds an MA in Classics from the University of Cambridge, a Diploma in Librarianship from the Polytechnic of North London, an MBA from the University of Sussex and an MSc in Information Systems from the University of Southampton.
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lizzyElizabeth Davenport leads the Social Informatics Group at Napier University. Elizabeth holds degrees in Greek and English Literature from Edinburgh University (1969; 1973), and an M Sc and Ph D in Information Science from Strathclyde University (1986; 1993). She is currently a co-investigator for Net-Quality, a DGXXIII project on intranets in the tourism sector. She is a member of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Board, a Fellow and past Vice-president of the Institute for Information Scientists in the UK, and is a Fellow of the Centre for Social Informatics and a Visiting Scholar in Indiana University. Her current areas of research are classification in the workplace, digital genres, networked learning for SMEs, inter-organizational systems, social intelligence, information economics, and ethnographic methods in the workplace.
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markDr. Mark Hepworth lectures in the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University in the UK in Information Retrieval and the Development of User-Oriented Information Services. A first degree in Social Anthropology and African History sparked Mark's people-centred approach to understanding communities and information behaviour. These skills were channelled, at Sheffield University, into an interest in how people learn and interact with information. This led to work for the first European full text online database company Datasolve Ltd. and later R&D for the Financial Times' electronic information services. He then took a Senior Lectureship in Information Studies in Singapore. After six years he returned to the UK to join the Department of Information Science at Loughborough. During the last five years he has led funded research projects concerning the information needs of informal carers, hospital social workers and people with multiple sclerosis (MS). These projects have led to widespread publication. His research interests include user studies, information behaviour, personalisation, inclusive design and information literacy plus information management and knowledge support in developing countries.

 

charlesCharles Oppenheim is Professor of Information Science at Loughborough University. Previously, he held a variety of posts in academia and the electronic publishing industry, working for International Thomson, Pergamon and Reuters at various times. He has carried out research on legal issues in information work (especially copyright, data protection and liability for information provision) since the mid 1970s. He also carries out research in measuring the value and impact of information, citation studies, bibliometrics, national and company information policy, the electronic information and publishing industries, ethical issues, patents information, and issues to do with the digital library and the Internet.
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United States of America

nickNicholas Belkin is Professor and Head of the Department of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University's School of Communication, Information and Library Studies. Nick's research interests include human interaction with information, human-computer interaction in information systems and interactive information retrieval, and he has published extensively in these areas. He obtained his MLS at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he had completed his undergraduate work in Russian language and literature, and his PhD in Information Studies at the University of London. Before moving to Rutgers in 1985 he worked at City University, London for ten years. He has contributed and served as conference Chair in numerous national and international conferences. He receive the ACM Recognition of Service Award in 1989, 1992 and 1997 and the SCILS SCILS Excellence in Research Award, 2001.
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chrisbChristine L. Borgman Christine L. Borgman is Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA. She is the author of more than 180 publications in the fields of information studies, computer science, and communication. Both of her sole-authored monographs, Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet (MIT Press, 2007) and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in a Networked World (MIT Press, 2000), have won the Best Information Science book of the year award from the American Society for Information Science and Technology. She is a lead investigator for the Center for Embedded Networked Systems (CENS), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center, where she conducts data practices research. She chaired the Task Force on Cyberlearning for the NSF, whose report, Fostering Learning in the Networked World, was released in July, 2008. Prof. Borgman is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the US National Academies’ Board on Research Data and Information
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cronin Blaise Cronin is Rudy Professor of Information Science at Indiana University Bloomington. Concurrently, he is a Visiting Professor at Napier University's School of Computing and Manchester Metropolitan University's Department of Information and Communication. From 1985-1991 he was Professor of Information Science at the University of Strathcylde. Cronin is Editor of the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology. His major research areas include citation analysis, scientometrics, and scholarly communication. He holds an MA from Trinity College Dublin, a PhD and DSSc from the Queen's University of Belfast, and a DLitt (Hon) from Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh.
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jansen Jim Jansen is an Assistant Professor at the College of Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State University. His research encompasses a broad multi-disciplinary agenda that seeks to identify and influence societal patterns of information dissemination and usage by helping people locate relevant information. Specific areas of focus include Web searching, general systems theory and information system design. Dr. Jansen has approximately 100 publications in the area of information technology and systems. He has received several awards and honours, including an ACM Research Award and six application development awards, along with other writing, publishing, research, and leadership honours.
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wallyDr. Wallace Koehler is Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Library and Information Science Program at Valdosta State University in Georgia, USA. His LIS MS is from the University of Tennessee and his PhD (political science) is from Cornell University. His research interests include web studies, bibliometrics, and information ethics and he has managed to publish a little in each. He has recently published a co-authored textbook entitled Fundamentals of Information Studies: Understanding Information and Its Environment (Neal-Schuman, 2003).
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lokDr. Lokman Meho is Associate Professor at the School of Library and Information Science of Indiana University Bloomington, where he is the Director of the MLS Program. He has a B.A and an M.A. in political studies from the American University of Beirut (Lebanon), an M.L.S. from North Carolina Central University, and a Ph.D. in information and library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is Associate Editor (Book Reviews) of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. His main research areas and publications cover citation analysis, scientometrics, and scholarly communication.
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bonnieDr. Bonnie Nardi is a Professor in the Department of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Her areas of research are activity theory, interaction design, computer-mediated communication and society and technology. She is especially interested in expressive uses of the Internet, including blogging, instant messaging, and gaming. She is the author, with Victor Kaptelinin, of Acting with technology: activity theory and interaction design. (MIT Press, 2006).
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dietmarDietmar Wolfram is Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research interests are in information retrieval (IR) systems design and evaluation, modeling and simulation of IR systems, applied informetrics, and technology education for information professionals. His publications have appeared in key information science journals including the Journal of the American Society for Information Science, Information Processing and Management, Library and Information Science Research, and Journal of Information Science. His recent research projects have included an evaluation of web-based education for information professionals and investigations of empirical regularities in end user searching behaviour using a major Internet search engine and Internet-based commercial databases.
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Editorial associates and copy-editors

Our copy-editors do rather more than simple copy-editing when they get hold of a paper, since close attention to the wording often reveals incomplete sentences or unintelligible writing. From my point of view, therefore, the term 'editorial associate' describes their role better.
nateNate Evuarherhe, Jr. holds a BEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London, as well as a Masters in Library and Information Studies from University College London. He is currently Assistant Librarian at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. bethBeth Gibbs holds a Masters in Information and Library Studies from Aberystwyth University and a PGCHE from Nottingham Trent University. She has worked as a librarian in further and higher education libraries in the UK and currently manages the Library service at Brooklands College, Surrey.
laurenLauren Goodchild is a government librarian in the UK. She holds a Masters in Information and Library Management from Loughborough University. She has previously worked as an information manager for an education research consultancy and as an assistant librarian for a national newspaper. petaPeta Wellstead holds a PhD in Information Studies from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. She is currently a Lecturer in Library and Information Studies at the School of Information & Social Sciences at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. The Open Polytechnic offers the only undergraduate programme in librarianship and information studies in New Zealand and courses are offered fully online. Peta’s research interests include Community Informatics, Everyday Life Information Seeking and Information Seeking to enhance Personal and Community Wellbeing. When not at her desk Peta enjoys spending time with her partner and West Highland White Terrier, reading, listening to classical music, walking and travelling.

Layout editors

Our layout editors are also volunteers who assist in the final checking of the html files submitted by the authors. Previously the Editor did this alone, but the growth of the journal has meant that some help became necessary and we are glad to welcome the following to the team.


Jordan_GanJordan Gan is working towards a Masters in Information and Library Studies at Robert Gordon University. She currently holds a Bachelor's in History and English Literature from the University of British Columbia and has worked previously as a records management filing assistant for a property management company in Vancouver and as a volunteer at a community archive. She is interested in the different aspects of digitisation and the challenges of redundant technology and formats for the archiving of information. Her other interests include dogs, ice hockey, and David Attenborough nature programmes. Andy_GrinnallAndy Grinnall is a Research Assistant for the Institute for Management, Governance and Society at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. He previously worked in corporate IT for large financial institutions before seeing the light and changing career with the help of a MSc in Information and Library Studies from RGU.
Elena_Menendez-AlonsoDr. Elena Menendez-Alonso is Information Designer at the Charles Seale-Hayne Library, Plymouth University, UK. She holds a Masters in Information Management from the Robert Gordon University, as well as a PhD (Chemistry) from Plymouth University. She has worked in academic libraries since 2000 in a variety of roles, including electronic resource management, Web interface design and usability evaluation. She is a Chartered Member of CILIP and a Professional Member of BCS – The Chartered Institute of IT. Giuliana TarascioGiuliana Tarascio holds a bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Management from Charles Sturt University in Australia. She has worked as a librarian primarily in Australia, and also in the UK; specialising in cataloguing, digital repositories and metadata in further and higher education libraries and in the private sector with music metadata.

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