School of Information Sciences

Ronald Larsen

Dean & Professor

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Institution of highest degree:
PhD, University of Maryland College Park

Research Interests:

Digital libraries. interoperability. scalability. cross-lingual information retrieval. location-aware computing. mobile computing. computer and network performance analysis. performance metrics for distributed digital libraries.

All Publications:

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Recent Publications:

Larsen, Ronald L. (2010) iSchools. In: Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, Third Edition. Taylor & Francis, pp. 3018-3023.

"On the Threshold of Cyberscholarship," Journal of Electronic Publishing, January 2008 (Vol. 11, Issue 1).

"The Future of Scholarly Communication – Building the Infrastructure for Cyberscholarship," Report of the NSF/JISC workshop on scholarly information repositories, with William Y. Arms (Cornell), September 2007.

Recent Grants:

Principal Investigator, "A Research Program for Advancing New Models of Scholarly Communication across Disciplines," Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, (2008 – 2013, $782K).

Principal Investigator, NSF grant to organize a 2007 workshop to assess research directions for advanced digital repositories ($40K), with William Y. Arms, Cornell University.

Principal Investigator, IMLS grant to organize the US participation in a 2006 workshop at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Alexandria, Egypt) to explore the opportunities for a Digital Library of the Middle East ($40K).

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