|Title:||A Tribute to F. Wilfrid Lancaster
|Author(s):||Hayes, Robert M.
|Subject(s):||Lancaster, F. Wilfrid (Frederick Wilfrid), 1933-
|Abstract:||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. It then turns to his books, for which he has received
awards from the American Library Association (ALA) and
the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and
his other writings, among them the 1969 report on the evaluation
of MEDLARS, which received an American Society for Information
Science and Technology (ASIS) award as the best paper of the year.
Next, Lancaster’s contributions in research are discussed, starting
with his work on the evaluation of information systems. Then, Lancaster’s
work as consultant to governments, commercial companies,
nonprofit agencies, and libraries throughout the world is briefly
reviewed. Finally, this article highlights Lancaster’s contributions to
the profession, with emphasis on his leadership as editor of Library
Trends. The article then concludes by viewing Lancaster’s contributions
in the context of historic cooperation between the United States
and the United Kingdom.
|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
|Citation Info:||In Library Trends 56 (4) Winter 2008: 731-739
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication
|Rights Information:||Copyright 2008 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2009-01-22