Donald O. Case

Director, University of Kentucky School of Library and Information Science


Donald Case holds the Ph.D. in Communication Research from Stanford University. He is a Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Kentucky and is currently Director of that program for the College of Communications and Information Studies. Dr. Case teaches the 504 (Information in Society), 535 (Information Storage and Retrieval) and 608 (Methods of Research) courses, and this semester is teaching a 690 course on policy implications of information technology. He conducts research on information-seeking, information policy, and the social effects of information technologies.

Dr. Case taught at UCLA for 10 years. Before that he was a Research Advisor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford, CA), a Research Consultant for the Center for Information Technology and a Ph.D. student at Stanford University. He enjoys foreign travel, fine films, good wine and bad jokes.

Recent, exciting, new publication:
Case, D.O. (1994). The social shaping of videotex: how information services for the public have evolved. J. Am. Society for Information Science, 45, 483-497.

Favorite Web site:
Time Warner Pathfinder: http://pathfinder.com

Favorite quote:
"The true University of these days is a Collection of Books." -- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Heroes and Hero-Worship


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