|Keynote Speakers of USE-2008|
The opening keynote will be given by Professor Christine L. Borgman. She is Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests and teaching areas include digital libraries, information retrieval, electronic publishing, information-seeking behavior, scientific data use and policy, scholarly communication, bibliometrics, and information technology policy. Her book, From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in a Networked World (MIT Press, 2000), won the Best Information Science Book of the Year Award from the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Her latest book, Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet, was published in October 2007 by MIT Press.
Professor Borgman is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, The Information Society, and the Journal of Digital Information, and was on the editorial boards of the Journal of Communication Research (1986-1999) and the Journal of Documentation (1992-2002). She is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and served as Chair of Section T, Information, Computing, and Communication.
(Extracted from: http://polaris.gseis.ucla.edu/cborgman/bio.html )
See Professor Borgman's personal website for more information
The closing keynote will be given by Professor Cronin on the topic of "Toward a Rhopography of Scholarly Communication".
Professor Cronin is Dean and Rudy Professor of Information Science at the Indiana University Bloomington. His research interests include scholarly communication, citation analysis, the academic reward system and cybermetrics - the intersection of information science and social studies of science. He has also published extensively on topics such as information warfare, information and knowledge management, competitive analysis, and strategic intelligence.
Professor Cronin sits on a number of editorial boards, including Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Journal of Informetrics, and International Journal of Information Management. Since 2001, he has been Editor of the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology. Professor Cronin was a founding director of Crossaig, an electronic publishing start-up in Scotland, which was acquired in 1992 by ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) in Philadelphia. In 1997, he was awarded the degree Doctor of Letters (D.Litt., honoris causa) by Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh for his scholarly contributions to information science. In 2006 he received the Award of Merit from the American Society for Informations Science and Technology, the Society's highest honor.
(Extracted from: http://www.slis.indiana.edu/faculty/spotlight/index.php?facid=6 )
See Professor Cronin's personal website for more information, such as selected publications, at: http://www.slis.indiana.edu/faculty/cronin/index.html