After a brief introduction by the moderator, Kathryn La Barre, each panelist will speak. Following the presentations there will be a 30 minute discussion period during which the speakers will address the question:
What are the implications of historical/theoretical studies of “the other” as a research agenda for Information Science?
Kathryn La Barre, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kathryn La Barre is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and Chair of the Special Interest Group for History and Foundations of Information Science. (SIG/HFIS). She is interested in knowledge organization and access systems (historical and contemporary), and has published on these subjects in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and in the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology.
Lai Ma, Doctoral Candidate, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University
Lai Ma is a Ph.D. Candidate at the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her research interests include foundational concepts, methodology, and standards in library and information science. She has published in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology on the concept of information and mixed methods.
Michael Buckland, School of Information, University of California Berkeley
Michael Buckland is Emeritus Professor, School of Information, and Co-Director of the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, University of California, Berkeley. He has professional experience as a librarian and information science educator. He has written on the history, theory, and design of information services and served as ASIST President in 1998.
Charles van den Heuvel, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Charles van den Heuvel is Head of Research of History of Science at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is interested in the history of classification and visualizations of knowledge and has published in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, on historical interfaces.