Monday, September 28, 2009

IT Prof's innovation laurels

University of Tennessee Prof. Carol Tenopir (at left) has received the 2009 American Society for Information Science and Technology Award of Merit, which is accorded those who have, according to a UT release, "made a noteworthy contribution to the field of information science, including the expression of new ideas, the creation of new devices, the development of better techniques and outstanding service to the profession of information science." UT adds, "A major study of information science scholarship recently found Tenopir to be the most frequently cited researcher in the field and ranked her first in terms of scholarly productivity. Her research, with a strong user focus, covers the evolution and development of databases, online systems and searching, and, more recently, scholarly communications on a broad scale."

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