Browse Library Trends 56 (4) Spring 2008: Essays Honoring the Legacy of F. W. Lancaster by Issue Date

  • Rayward, W. Boyd, 1939-; Unsworth, John (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)

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  • Haricombe, Lorraine J.; Russell, Keith W. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    Over a period of four decades F. W. Lancaster has continuously emerged as a visionary leader in the field of library and information science. His research, writings, and teachings have earned him the highest honors in the ...

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  • Hayes, Robert M. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    This article presents an overview of the career of F. W. Lancaster. It starts with a review of the recognitions he has received for his teaching accomplishments, both in the United States and in many foreign countries. ...

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  • Lancaster, Cesaria; Meyer, Miriam; Lancaster, Owen; Lancaster, Jude; Lancaster, Aaron; Hanumanthappa, Lakshmi; Hanumanthappa, Raji (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    This article in the Festschrift for F. W. Lancaster contains reflections by Lancaster’s family about him as a husband and father.

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  • Haricombe, Lorraine J.; Prabha, Chandra (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    This essay captures the reflections of several students who studied with Professor F. W. Lancaster during his tenure at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) from 1970 to ...

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  • Saracevic, Tefko (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    Abstract The main objective of information retrieval (IR) systems is to retrieve information or information objects relevant to user requests and possible needs. In IR tests, retrieval effectiveness is established by ...

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  • Jasco, Peter (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    This paper focuses on the practical limitations in the content and software of the databases that are used to calculate the h-index for assessing the publishing productivity and impact of researchers. To celebrate F. ...

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  • Tenopir, Carol (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    In 1973 F. W. Lancaster published the first textbook about online information retrieval (with E. G. Fayen). That text and his later writings and books on the topics relating to online searching set the precedent for ...

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  • Schwartz, Candy (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    The field of subject analysis enjoyed a flurry of interest in the 1970s, and has recently become a focus of attention again. The scholarly community doing work in this area has become more diffuse, and has grown to ...

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  • Young, Arthur P. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    Professor Lancaster’s audacious prediction of a paperless society by the end of the twentieth century is examined from multiple perspectives. Rationales for the prognostication, textual and contextual; reception by the ...

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  • Rapp, Barbara A. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    F. Wilfrid Lancaster has earned a reputation for greatness in the evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems. Many of his extensive contributions stem from his early experience with the National Library of ...

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  • Kyrillidou, Martha; Cook, Colleen (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    This paper reviews the evolution of measurement and evaluation in libraries from the perspectives of three important figures who have shaped the history of library assessment activities: James Gerould, F. Wilfrid ...

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  • Russell, Keith W. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    This article is written for a Festschrift for F. W. Lancaster, and it summarizes the author’s library school experiences as a student of Professor Lancaster and Professor Herbert Goldhor at the University of Illinois. ...

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  • (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    The editors have made slight changes to Professor Lancaster’s official curriculum vitae, with his permission. Sections such as those on academic background, employment, and publications are unedited. Sections such as ...

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  • Lynch, Beverly P. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    This paper traces the history of library education primarily as it developed in the United States. The issues pertaining to curriculum, students, and faculty are presented as are the current questions of whether the ...

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  • Qin, Jian (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    F. W. Lancaster, as the most cited author during the 1970s to early 1990s, has broad intellectual influence in many fields of research in library and information science. This bibliometric study collected citation data ...

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  • Estabrook, Leigh S.; Lancaster, F. Wilfrid (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    This article is an interview with F. W. Lancaster that explores his recollections of his life and career, including his accomplishments and the individuals who had significant influence on him.

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  • Kelsch, Susan (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)

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