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Donald Owen Case

School of Library & Information Science 1110 East Victor Street

College of Communications and Information Studies Bellingham, WA 98225

University of Kentucky 40506-0224 (859) 492-9184

(859) 257-8415 FAX 257-4205 dcase@uky.edu

Education

PhD, Communication Research, 1984, Stanford University, Stanford, California.
MLS, Information Studies, 1977, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
BA, Liberal Arts, 1976, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington.

Experience



Professor and Professor Emeritus. July, 1994 to present.

College of Communications and Information Studies, University of Kentucky.

Teaching MLS and Ph.D. courses on research methodology, technology policy, and information in society. Conducting research on information behavior, health information seeking, social informatics and scholarly communication. Service on Academic Senate and Senate P&T Advisory Committee.
Director. July, 1994 to August, 1997.

School of Library and Information Science, University of Kentucky.

Directed 10 faculty, 4 staff and 250 MLS students. Taught courses on knowledge organization,

technology and policy issues, research methodology, and the role of information in society.


Associate Professor and Assistant Professor. November, 1983 to June, 1994.

Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of California, Los Angeles.

Taught courses in research methodology, information system design, knowledge organization, social and policy aspects of technology. Conducted research on information seeking behavior, scholarly communication, social informatics, and the evaluation of information technologies.
Research Advisor. July, 1982 to July, 1983.

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California.

Advised scholars-in-residence on computing and statistical analysis. Managed database of Fellows.
Research Consultant and Conference Coordinator. October, 1981 to December, 1982.

Center for Information Technology, Stanford University.

Surveyed Stanford faculty and staff on future cable TV services on behalf of Stanford, the City of Palo Alto, and cable operators. Planned the "Stanford Conference on Visual Display Terminals,"

held March 24-26, 1982. Edited a book on VDT usability and health issues.


Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant. September, 1980 to December, 1981.

Institute for Communication Research and Center for Information Technology, Stanford University.

Designed questionnaires, conducted interviews, analyzed data and co-authored final report for the evaluation of the USDA's GREEN THUMB videotext experiment in rural Kentucky. Designed questionnaires, conducted interviews and analyzed data for the evaluation of the Terminals For Managers (TFM) Program. Taught a graduate course in the use of the IBM mainframe computer. Taught two sections of Communication 1, a mass communications course.


Refereed Journal Articles

Rice, R. & Case, D. (1983). Electronic message systems in the university: A description of use and utility. J. Communication, 33(1), 131-152.


Case, D. (1985). The personal computer: missing link to the electronic journal.

J. American Society for Information Science, 36(5), 309-313.
Case, D. (1985). Processing professorial words: Personal computers and the writing

habits of university professors. College Composition and Communication, 36(3), 317-322.


Borgman, C., Case D. & Ingebretsen, D. (1985). University faculty use of computerized databases:

An assessment of needs and resources. Online Review, 9 (4), 307-332.


Case, D., Borgman, C. & Meadow, C. (1986). End-user information-seeking in the energy field: Implications for end-user access to DOE/RECON databases. Info. Proc. & Management, 22(4), 299-308.
Case, D. (1986). Collection and organization of written information by social scientists and humanists:

A review and exploratory study. J. Information Science, 11 (3), 97-104.


Case, D., Borgman, C. & Meadow, C. (1986). Microcomputer-based instruction for end-users: Experimental trials of the OAK interface for DOE/RECON. Canadian J. of Info.Science, 11(2), 1-12.
Case, D. & Welden, K. (1986). Distribution of government publications to depository libraries by optical disk: A review of the technology, applications and issues. Government Pub. Review, 13, 313-322.
Case, D. & Rogers, E. (1987). The adoption and social impacts of information technology in U.S. agriculture. The Information Society, 5(2), 57-66.
Morrisey, L. & Case, D. (1988). There goes my image: The perception of male librarians by colleague, student and self. College and Research Libraries, 49, 453-464.
Borgman, C., Case, D. & Meadow, C. (1989). Online Access to Knowledge (OAK): A tailored interface for information retrieval. J. American Society for Information Science, 40 (2), 99-109.
Meadow, C., Cerny, B., Borgman, C. & Case, D. (1989). Online Access to Knowledge (OAK):

System design. J. American Society for Information Science, 40 (2), 86-98.


Case, D. & Richardson, J. (1990). A longitudinal study of predictors of student performance in a graduate program of library and information science. J. Assoc. for Library & Information Science Ed., 30(3),163-182.
Case, D. & Ferreira, J. (1990). Telecommunications and information technologies in Portugal: Development and prospects. Telecommunications Policy, 14 (4), 290-302.
Case, D. (1991). The collection and use of information by some American historians: A study of motives and methods. The Library Quarterly, 61 (1), 61-82.
Case, D. (1991). Conceptual organization and retrieval of texts by historians: The role of memory and metaphor. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 42 (9), 657-668.
Gilmore, M., & Case, D. (1992). Historians, books, computers and the library. Library Trends, 40, 667-686.
Case, D. (1994). The social shaping of videotex: How information services for the public have evolved.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 45 (7), 483-497.
Case, D. & Miller, W. (1996). The Czech-Kentucky connection: Helping their libraries recover from the Cold War. Kentucky Libraries, 60 (3), 17-20.
Case, D. (1998). The ethics of caller identification services. J. Information Ethics, 7 (1), 24-35.
Refereed Journal Articles (continued)

Case, D. (1998). Ethusiasts, Deregulators, Guardians and Skeptics: Contrasting policy views of the National Information Infrastructure. Library & Information Science Research, 20(4), 377-413.


Case, D. (2000). Stalking, monitoring and profiling: A typology and case studies of harmful uses of caller ID. New Media and Society, 2 (1): 67-84.
Case, D. & Higgins, G. (2000). How can we investigate citation behavior? A study of reasons for citing literature in Communication. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 51 (7), 635-645.
Case, D., Johnson, J.D., Andrews, J.E., Allard, S.L. & Kelly, K.M. (2004). From two-step flow to the Internet: The changing array of sources for genetics information seeking. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 55 (8), 660-669.
Johnson, J. D., Andrews, J. E., Case, D.O., & Allard, S.L. (2005). Genomics: The perfect information seeking research problem. Journal of Health Communication, 10 (4), 323-329.
Lustria, M.L.A. & Case, D. (2005). The SPARC Initiative: A survey of participants and features analysis of their journals. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 31, 236-246.
Case, D., Andrews, J.E., Johnson, J.D. & Allard, S.L. (2005). Avoiding versus seeking: The relationship of information seeking to avoidance, blunting, coping, dissonance and related concepts. Journal of the Medical Libraries Association, 93(3), 353-362.
Johnson, J.D., Case, D., Andrews, J.E., Allard, S.L. & Johnson, N.E. (2005). Fields and/or pathways: contrasting or complementary views of information seeking. Info. Proc. & Management, 42 (2), 569-582.
Andrews, J.E., Johnson, J.D., Case, D., Allard, S.L. & Kelly, K.M. (2005). Intent to seek cancer genetics-related information. Information Research, 10, (4). Available at: informationr.net/ir/10-4/paper238.html
Kelly, K., Andrews, J., Case, D., Allard, S. & Johnson, J.D. (2007). Information seeking & intentions to have genetic testing for hereditary cancers in rural & Appalachian Kentuckians. J. Rural Health 23(2), 166-172.
Lu, H-L., Case, D., Lustria, M., Kwon, N., Andrews, J., Cavendish, S., & Floyd, B. (2007). Predictors of information seeking online by international students when disaster strikes their countries. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 10 (5).
Case, D. (2009). Collection of family health histories: The link between genealogy and public health. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 59 (14), 2312-2319.
Case, D. (2009). Serial collecting as leisure, and coin collecting in particular. Library Trends 57(4), 729-752.
Case, D. (2010, December). A framework for information policies, with examples from the United States. Library Philosophy and Practice. Available: http://unllib.unl.edu/LPP/lpp2010.htm
Case, D. (2010). A model of the information seeking and decision making of online coin buyers. Information Research 15(4) paper 448. Available: http://InformationR.net/ir/15-4/paper448.html
Case, D. & Miller, J.M. (2011). Do bibliometricians cite differently from other scholars? Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 62(3), 421-432.
Case, D. (2013). "Quero saber, mas não quero saber": Information avoidance and related phenomena in an age of ubiquitous information. Revista Prisma.Com (Revista de Ciências e Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação do CETAC.MEDIA), 21. Available: http://revistas.ua.pt/index.php/prismacom/issue/current

Case, D. & O’Connor, L. (2016). What’s the use? Measuring the frequency of studies of information outcomes. Journal of the ASIS&T, 67(3), 649–661. Published online: 30 JAN 2015, DOI: 10.1002/asi.23411



Books Published

Bennett, J., Case, D., Sandelin, J., & Smith, M. (eds.). (1984). Visual Display Terminals:



Usability Issues and Health Concerns. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Case, D. (2002). Looking for information: A survey of research on information seeking, needs, and behavior. New York: Academic Press/Elsevier Science.
Case, D. (2007). Looking for information: A survey of research on information seeking, needs, and behavior. Second edition. New York: Academic Press/Elsevier Science.
Case, D. (2012). Looking for information: A survey of research on information seeking, needs, and behavior. Third edition. Bingley, UK: Emerald.
Johnson, J. D. & Case, D. (2012). Health information seeking. New York: Peter Lang.
Case, D. & Given, L. (2016). Looking for information: A survey of research on information seeking, needs, and behavior. Fourth edition. Bingley, UK: Emerald.


Non-Refereed Publications
Case, D. (1985). Information Science in the Eighties. Library Science Annual, 1, 46-50.
Ingebretsen, D., Borgman, C. & Case, D. (1985). Database guides: An annotated bibliography. Database, 8 (3), 89-100.
Case, D. & Borgman, C. (1986). Information-seeking by energy researchers. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science, 12(2), 12-13.
Case, D. (1986). Three paths to end-user searching. J. Ed. Media & Library Sciences, 23(2), 103-112.
Case, D. & Powers, R. (1986). Databases and text files on optical media: A survey of publishers and products. International Journal of Micrographics and Video Technology, 5 (3/4), 199-212.
Case, D. (1989). Human factors and training in the use of microcomputers. Proceedings of the LACASIS Annual Continuing Education Seminar, Costa Mesa, CA, Aug. 14, 1985. Medford, NJ: Learned Information.
Case, D. & Miller, W. (1996). The social sciences and history. Chapter in The Reader's Advisor:

A Layman's Guide to Literature. 14th edition. New York: Bowker.
Case, D. (1995, Summer). What is happening at the UK-SLIS. Southeastern Librarian.
Case, D. (1995). Book reviewing (guest editorial). J. Am. Society for Info. Science, 46(5), 325-326.
Case, D. (1997). What the OCLC Online Union Catalog means to me. J. Library Admin., 25 (2/3), 5-6.
Case, D. & Allard, S. (2004). Looking hard at JASIS&T: Results of a series of surveys, focus group interviews and other studies. Bulletin of the Am. Society for Info. Science & Technology, 30 (4), 12-15.
Case, D. (2005). Principle of least effort. Pp. 289-292 in K. Fisher, S. Erdelez & L. McKechnie (Eds.) Theories of information behavior: A researcher’s guide. Washington, DC: ASIS&T.
Case, D. (2006). Information behavior. Pp. 293-328 in B. Cronin (Ed.), Annual Review of Information Science & Technology, 40.
Case, D. (2008). Information seeking, in B. Sheldon & K. Haycock (Eds.) The Portable MLIS: Insights from the experts. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.
Wildemuth, B.M. & Case, D. (2010). Early information behavior research. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 36 (February-March). Available: http://www.asis.org/bulletin.html
Case, D. (2016). Information seeking, in K. Haycock (Ed.) The Portable MLIS: Insights from the experts. Second edition. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Unpublished Reports and Monographs
Case, D. (1981, January). Computer-mediated communication in a network environment: A review with recommendations. Report to the Center for Information Technology. Stanford, CA: Stanford University, Center for Information Technology.
Strover, S., Case, D. & Rice, R. (1981, September). Final report: Evaluation of the California Conservation Corps telecommunications experiment sponsored by the California Public Broadcasting Commission, July, 1981. Report to the California Public Broadcasting Commission, Sacramento, California. Stanford, CA: Stanford University, Institute for Communication Research.
Case, D.; Chen, M.; Paisley, W.; Rice, R.; & Rogers, E. (1981, December). Final report: Stanford evaluation of the Green Thumb experimental videotext project for agricultural extension information delivery in Shelby and Todd counties, Kentucky. Report to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (contract 53-3K06-1-63). Stanford, CA: Stanford U., Institute for Communication Research.
Kingston, J., Taylor, J., Rice, R., Case, D. & Porteus, A. (1981, December). Evaluation of the Terminals for Managers program. Report to the Center for Information Technology. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Center for Information Technology.
Case, D. (1984, March). Personal computers: Their adoption and use in information work by professors. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Stanford, CA: Stanford U., Institute for Communication Research.
Borgman, C. & Case, D. (1984, December). A consumer's guide to databases for the researcher: A feasibility study. Final report to the Council on Library Resources. Los Angeles, CA: GSLIS-UCLA.
Meadow, C., Cerny, B., Borgman, C. & Case, D. (1987, December). Online Access to Knowledge: System design project report. (Subcontract Agreement 86-0003-13000-003 between California Information Company and Maxima Corporation under U.S.D.O.E. Contract #DE-AC05-800R11232). Oak Ridge, TN: United States Department of Energy.
Case, D. & Powers, R. (1986, August). Optical disk publication of databases: A review of applications for academic libraries. Report to the Council on Library Resources. Los Angeles, CA: GSLIS-UCLA.
Case, D. & Lee, J. (1992, May). Database usage in the Republic of Korea. Report to the University of California Pacific Rim Studies Center. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA.
Case, D. & Allard, S. (2003, March). Results of a series of focus group interviews and other investigations, conducted for the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Lexington, KY: College of Communications and Information Studies, U. of Kentucky.Book Reviews
Easy access to DIALOG, ORBIT, AND BRS, by Patricia Klingensmith & Elizabeth Duncan.

New York: Marcel Dekker, 1984. Library Journal, 110 (6), 58, 1985.


Online Information Systems, by Brenda Gerrie. Arlington, Virginia: Information Resources Press,

1983. The Library Quarterly, 55(3), 348-349, 1985.


Technologies of Freedom: On Free Speech in an Electronic Age, by Ithiel de Sola Pool. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1983. Special Libraries, 78(2),154, 1986.
Electronic Illusions: A Skeptic's View of our High-tech Future, by Ian Reinecke. New York:

Penguin Books, 1984. Special Libraries, 78(2), 151, 1987.


Interaction in Information Systems, by Nicholas J. Belkin & Alina Vickery. Boston Spa, Wetherby, Great Britain: British Library, 1985. Education for Information, 5 (1), 58-59, 1987.
The Society of Mind, by Marvin Minsky. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986. Information

Processing & Management, 24(4), 499-500, 1988.
The Control Revolution, by James R. Beniger. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1986.

Information Processing & Management, 24 (4), 494, 1988.
Information Science: The Interdisciplinary Context, by Jeff Pemberton & Ann Prentice (eds.).

New York: Neal-Schuman, 1990. Info. Processing & Management, 27 (1), 135,1991.


Information Technology and the Research Process, by Mary Feeney & Karen Merry (eds.).

London: Bowker-Saur, 1990. The Library Quarterly, 61(4), 352-354, 1991.


Dilemmas in the Study of Information, by Samuel. Neill. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1991.

J. American Society for Information Science, 43(10), 674-675, 1992.
The Trouble with Computers, by Thomas Landauer. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995.

J. American Society for Information Science, 47(3), 255-256, 1996.
Civilizing Cyberspace, by Steven Miller. New York: ACM Press, 1996.

J. American Society for Information Science, 48 (3), 278-279, 1997.
Highway of Dreams, by A. Michael Noll. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1996.

J. American Society for Information Science, 49 (2), 185-186, 1998.
The Highwaymen: Warriors of the Information Superhighway, by Ken Auletta. New York:

Random House, 1997. J. American Society for Information Science, 49 (4), 389-390, 1998.


Information and communication technologies: Visions and realities, by William H. Dutton (ed.).

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. Information, Communication and Society, 1(3), 343-350, 1998.


The Gordian knot, by W.R. Neuman, L. McKnight, & R.J. Solomon.

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1998. The Library Quarterly, 69 (3), 404-406, 1999.


Current Theory in Library and Information Science, by W. McGrath (ed.), Issue 50 (3) of Library Trends. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois, 2002. J. American Society for Information Science, 54 (4), 358-359, 2003.
Information and Emotion: The Emergent Affective Paradigm in Information Behavior Research and Theory, by D. Nahl & D. Bilal (eds.). Medford, NJ: Info. Today, 2007. Serials Librarian, 57(1-2), 162-164, 2008.Conference Papers and Proceedings

Case, D. & Rice, R. "Computer-based messaging in the university: the Terminals For Managers program," Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science, Washington, D.C., October 25-30, 1981. Volume 18,228-230. White Plains, NY: Knowledge Industry Publications, 1981.


Rice, R. & Case, D. "Electronic messaging in the university organization," paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association, Anaheim, CA, November 13-16, 1981.
Rice, R., Case, D. & Marcus, J. "Lessons learned from the organizational technology studies at Stanford Univ.," Proceedings of the AFIPS Office Automation Conference, San Francisco, March, 1982. Pp 645-652.
Case, D., Chen, M., Paisley, W., Rice, R. & Rogers, E. "The Kentucky Green Thumb videotext experiment: uses, impacts and evaluation," presented to the 32nd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Boston, May 2-7, 1982.
Case, D. & Daley, H. "Personal computers: the new academic medium," presented to the 33rd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Dallas, May 26-30, 1983.
Case, D. "Productivity in the university: scholarly work as information work," Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science, Washington, D.C., October 2-5, 1983. Volume 20, 2-3. White Plains, NY: Knowledge Industry Publications, 1983.
Case, D. "The transition of information work," paper presented to the 34th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, San Francisco, May 21-25, 1984.
Rogers, E. & Case, D. "Information technology in agriculture," presented to the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, College Station, Texas, August 22-25,1984.
Borgman, C. & Case, D. "Database guides: are they doing a good job?" Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science, Philadelphia, October 21-25, 1984. Volume 21, 158-163. White Plains, NY: Knowledge Industry Publications, 1984.
Case, D. "Electronic submission of manuscripts: the academic author's viewpoint," Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science, Philadelphia, Oct. 21-25, 1984. Volume 21, 177-178. White Plains, NY: Knowledge Industry Publications, 1984.
Borgman, C., Case, D. & Meadow, C. "Designing an information retrieval interface based on user characteristics," Proceedings of the Eighth Annual International ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval Conference, Montreal, June 5-7, 1985. SIGIR Forum, 16(4), 139-146, 1985.
Case, D., Borgman, C. & Meadow, C. "Information seeking in the energy research field: The DOE/OAK project," Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science, Las Vegas, October 20-24, 1985. Volume 22, 331-336. White Plains, NY: Knowledge Industry Pub., 1985.
Borgman, C., Case, D. & Meadow, C. "Incorporating users' information seeking styles into the design of an information retrieval interface," Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science, Las Vegas, October 20-24, 1985. Volume 22, 324-330. White Plains, NY: Knowledge Industry Publications, 1985.
Borgman, C., Case, D. & Meadow, C. "Evaluation of a system to provide online instruction and assistance in the use of energy databases," Proceedings 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science, Chicago, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 1986. Volume 23, 32-38. Medford, NJ: Learned Information, 1986.
Case, D. "The physical and cognitive organization of written of written information by historians," presented to the 38th Annual Conference of the Int’l Communication Assoc., New Orleans, LA, May 29-June 2, 1988.
Case, D. "A communication perspective within information science," presented to 38th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, New Orleans, May 29-June 2, 1988.
Case, D. "How do the experts do it? The use of ethnographic methods as an aid to understanding the cognitive processing and retrieval of large bodies of text," Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Grenoble, France, June 13-15, 1988, pp. 127-133.
Case, D. "The use of anthropological methods in studying information management by American historians," Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science, Atlanta, October 23-27, 1988. Volume 25, 87-93. Medford, NJ: Learned Information, 1988.
Case, D. "Redefining videotex: the changing nature of home information services in Europe, with an example from Portugal." Presented at Int’l Comm. Assoc. conference, Dublin, Ireland, June 24-29, 1990.
Case, D. "An example of the social construction of information technologies: Videotex in the United States and Europe," Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science, Washington, DC, October 27-31, 1991. Volume 28, 139-149. Medford, NJ: Learned Information, 1991.

Case, D. "Rhetoric of the ‘REN: The myths of the information superhighway," Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science, Chicago, IL, October 9-12, 1995. Volume 32, 137-143. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 1995.


Case, D. "The ethical implications of Caller ID services." Paper presented at the 47th Annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Montréal, May 22-26, 1997.
Case, D. "How historians become informed: From index cards to Internet,” presented to the Annual meeting of the American Historical Association, Seattle, WA, January 10, 1998.
Case, D., & Higgins, G. “Why do we cite other authors? A study of reasons for citing literature in Communication,” presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association, San Francisco, May 23-26, 1999.
Case, D. “What information seeking research can learn from studies of consumers,” presented to the Third Int’l Conference on Information Seeking in Context (ISIC), U. College of Borås, Sweden, Aug. 16-18, 2000.
Case, D. “The Internet Bubble: ‘Frictionless capitalism’ or ‘cargo cult’?” presented to Popular Comm. division, 52nd Annual Meeting, International Communication Association, Seoul, Korea, July 15-17, 2002.
Case, D., Johnson, J.D., Andrews, J.E., & Allard, S.L. “How information seeking models and theories portray the avoidance of information,” presented to the Health Communication division at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association, Seoul, Korea, July 15-17, 2002.
Case, D., Johnson, J., Andrews, J., & Allard, S. “Avoiding, blunting, coping and distracting: How not seeking information is addressed in information seeking models and theories.” presented to Fourth Int’l Conference on Information Seeking in Context (ISIC), Universidade Luisiad, Lisbon, Portugal, Sept. 11-13, 2002.
Case, D. “Five stumbling blocks on the road to a definition of information,” presented to the Info. Systems division at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Int’l Communication Assoc., San Diego, CA, May 23-27, 2003.
Johnson, J.D., Andrews, J.E., Case, D., & Allard, S.L. “Genomics: The perfect information seeking problem,” presented to the Health Communication division at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA, May 23-27, 2003.
Kelly, K.M., Andrews, J.E., Case, D.O., Allard, S.L., & Johnson, J.D. (2003). Distress about hereditary cancers: Are Appalachians different?” presented to the Annual Meeting of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, Charlotte, NC, Sept. 13-16, by Kimberly Kelly.
Case, D. “The utility of information,” presented to the Information Systems division at the 54th Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, May 27-31, 2004.
Case, D. & Andrews, J.E. “Tracking health information sources and care decisions of participants in a university health plan: study design and preliminary results,” poster at ASIS&T AM, Providence, RI, November 13-18, 2004.
Lu, H. Y., Lustria, M. L. A., Case, D. O., Andrews, J., Kwon, N., Cavendish, S., & Floyd, B. R. “What influences international students' disaster-related information seeking online if a disaster hits their country?” presented at 2006 ALISE Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, January 18, 2006.
Lustria, M., Burke, D., Kim, K., & Case, D. “The changing array of cancer information sources in the E-health era: Relationship to perceived health status, cancer knowledge, and screening behaviors,” presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Austin, TX, November 3-9, 2006.
Case, D. “'Trust in e-Commerce versus F2F markets: The case of numismatic transactions,” presented at the 2006 Congress of the Americas, Lima, Peru, August 3-5, 2006.
Case, D. “'Are they fake?'  Discourse about coin collecting and trust,” presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Austin, TX, November 3-9, 2006.
Case, D. “Do genealogists collect family medical histories?” Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium for Health Information Management Research (ISHIMR), Sheffield, July 18-20, 2007, pp. 157-166.
Case, D. “Library and information policies in North America,” Presented to the 2008 Chinese-Japanese-Korean Information Policies Forum at Pusan University, Republic of Korea.
Case, D. “Waves of information technology.” In: Borges, Maria M. & Casado, Elias Sanz (Eds.). A ciência da informação criadora de conhecimento. Coimbra, Portugal: Coimbra Univ. Press, vol. I, pp, 17-28, 2009.
Case, D. (2010). “A model of the information seeking and decision making of online coin buyers,” presented to the Eighth Int’l Conference on Information Seeking in Context (ISIC), U. of Murcia, Spain, Sept. 29, 2010.
Narayanan, B., Case, D. & Edwards, S. (2011). “The role of information avoidance in everyday-life information behaviors,” presented to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 8-12, 2011.
Given, L., Julien, H. & Case, D. (2012). “The evolution of information behavior research: Looking back to see the future,” presented to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 27-31, 2012.
Kuhlthau, C., Bates, M., Case, D., Cole, C., Dervin, B. & Fisher, K. (2012). Crossing the divide: Putting information seeking research and theory into computer science practice to make information search systems and services more effective for the user,” ASIS&T AM, Baltimore, MD, October 27-31, 2012.
Case, D. (2014). “Health information seeking,” Proceedings of Medinfor (Medicine in the Information Age) III, Salvador, Brasil, July 22-25, 2014.
Case, D. (2014). “Sixty years of measuring the use of information and its sources: From consultation to application,” keynote speech presented at Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA), Zadar, Croatia, June 16-20, 2014. Available: http://ozk.unizd.hr/proceedings/index.php/lida/article/viewFile/174/220
Case, D. (2014). “Achievements and challenges of information seeking research,” keynote speech presented to the Tenth International Conference on Information Seeking in Context (ISIC), U. of Leeds, UK, Sept. 2-5, 2014.Conference Presentations and Other Speeches (no resulting paper)
Case, D. "Possible social and psychological effects of new communication technologies," Conference on Culture and Communication, San Diego, CA, February 20-22, 1981.
Case, D. "Videodiscs: an emerging communication technology," Western Com. Educators Conference, Fullerton, CA, Nov. 6, 1982.
Case, D. "Microcomputer interfaces for online searching: available systems and current research," ALA Annual, Chicago, July 7, 1985.
Case, D. "Electronic publishing and electronic journals," Communication Studies, CSU Sacramento, Feb. 28, 1985.
Case, D., Borgman, C. & Meadow, C. Microcomputer-based instruction for end-users: experimental trials of the OAK interface for DOE/RECON," Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Information Science, Vancouver, BC, June 25-28, 1986.
Case, D., Borgman, C. & Meadow, C. "The OAK project: development of software for end-user training and searching of energy databases," 10th Cranfield Conference on Mechanised Information Transfer, Cranfield, Bedford, UK, July 22-25, 1986.
Case, D. "Trends in products, prices and producers of optical storage products for librarians and information centers," ONLINE '87 Conference, Anaheim, CA, October 20-22, 1987.
Case, D. "Effects of information technology on organizational communication," Mexican Association for Organizational Communication (AMCO) Annual Conference, Mexico City, Oct. 27, 1988.
Case, D. "How humanists think, Sessions I and II," Respondent at 56th Annual Meeting of ASIS, Washington, DC, Oct. 24-28, 1993.
Case, D. "Debating different approaches to studying the organization of information," ASIS Annual, Washington, DC, Oct. 24-28, 1993.
Case, D. "The social shaping of videotex," Information Systems Seminar, School of Management, UCLA, January 27, 1994.
Case, D. "From NREN to 'Information Superhighway: the analogies and realities of public networks in the U.S." Information Science Seminar Series, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA, April 18, 1994.
Case, D. "Library Information Science Education in Kentucky," Annual Meeting Kentucky Library Association, Louisville, April, 1995.
Case, D. "Current Innovation in Library Education" and "The Future of Library Education," SELA Annual, Lexington, KY, Oct. 25, 1996.
Case, D. "The Fulbright experience: USIA lecturing possibilities," ICA Annual Conference, San Francisco, May 28, 1999.
Case, D. "Information Seeking and Information Avoidance: The Case of Patients and Health Information," Southern Ohio chapter of ASIST, Dayton, OH, March 13, 2003.
Case, D. "Trends in information behavior research," Annual Alice Smith Lecture at the University of South Florida School of Library and Information Science, Tampa, FL, April 3, 2006.
Dervin, B. Fisher, K., Meyers, E., Naumer, C., Ostergren, M., Tenopir, C., Case, D. et al. (2006). “Being user-oriented:  Convergences, divergences, and the potentials for systematic dialogue between disciplines and between researchers, designers, and providers.” Panel presentation to the Annual Meeting of ASIST, Austin, Texas, November 3-9, 2006.
Lustria, M., Burke, D., Kim, K., Kwon, N., & Case, D. (2006). “Health Information Seeking in the E-Health Era: Evidence from the National Cancer Institute’s HINTS.” Panel presentation to the Annual Meeting of ASIST, Austin, Texas, November 3-9, 2006.
Case, D. "Linking genealogy and genetic testing: The practices of family historians," CCIS, University of Kentucky, April 25, 2007.
Case, D. “Family historians’ use of the internet to research and exchange health histories.” Moderated panel presentation to the Healthcare Workshop of the 3rd International Conference on Communities and Technologies Conference, Michigan State U., June 28-30, 2007.
Case, D. "Information Avoidance in the Context of Information Seeking," College of Comm. & Info., U. of Tennessee, Sept 2, 2009.
Case, D. "Social roles as context in information behavior," School of Info. & Library Science, U. of North Carolina, Feb. 28, 2012.
Case, D. “Information Avoidance,” “Mapping disciplines,” "Trends in information behavior," “Publishing your work,” presented at the State Library of New South Wales, and the School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia, April 30-May 4, 2013
Case, D. "Quero saber, mas não quero saber: Information Avoidance and Related Phenomena in an Age of Ubiquitous

Information,” speech to the 10th Int’l Conference on Info. System & Technology Management, June 12-14, 2013, São Paulo, Brazil



Professional Affiliations:

American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST):

President, 2008-2009, and Board of Directors, 2004-2010

International Communication Association (ICA)


Editorial Boards:

Journal of the American Society for Information Science (1992-present)

Library Quarterly (1996-2003)
Manuscript Reviewing for:

Communication Research, Information Research, The Information Society,

Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Psycho-Oncology, Annals of

Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, New Media,

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Research Proposal, PhD Thesis, Conference Paper and Award Reviewing for:

National Science Foundation (NSF), 1991-2000

University of Technology, Sydney (External PhD Examiner), 1993

National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF), 2004-present

American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST), 1994-present

International Communication Association (ICA), 1989-present

Association for Library & Information Science Education (ALISE), 2004-2006

Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, 2005-present

University College, Dublin (External PhD Examiner), 2009

Kuwait University (External Research Proposal Examiner), 2009

University of Sheffield (External Faculty Promotion Examiner), 2009

Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2009-2010

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane (External PhD Examiner), 2010

University of Oulu, Finland (External PhD Examiner), 2013

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), 2012-present


Honors and Awards:

Stanford University Fellowship, 1979-1980

ALISE Research Award (with John Richardson), 1988

Fulbright Fellowship to Portugal, 1989

OCLC Essay Contest, Second Prize, 1996

ASIST “Best Information Science Book” Award, 2003

Annual Alice Smith Lecturer, SLIS, University of South Florida, April, 2006
Consulting for:

California Public Broadcasting Commission: January-September, 1981

Candle Corporation (Los Angeles, California): July-September, 1984

United States Department of Energy: February, 1984-January, 1986

Price Waterhouse, Inc.: October, 1989-June, 1990

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (Wash., DC): 1992-1994

State University of New York at Buffalo: November, 1997

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Publishers, New York, NY, 2000-2005Grants, Contracts and Awards Received (Donald O. Case, sole PI, unless otherwise indicated)

California Public Broadcasting Commission. Evaluation of a California Conservation Corps telecommunications experiment, July-September, 1981 (with Sharon Strover and Ronald Rice, Stanford University). $2,400.

Council on Library Resources. Feasibility study, consumer's guide to databases. 1984 (Chris Borgman, UCLA). $3,000,

U.S. Dept. of Energy. Contract for Online Access to Knowledge (OAK): Recon Instruction Tailored to User Style project, September, 1984-August,1985 (with Charles Meadow, U. Toronto, & Dr. Christine Borgman, UCLA). $95,962.

U.S. Department of Energy. Subcontract to California Information Company, for evaluation of the Online Access to Knowledge (OAK) project. September 1985-December, 1986 (with Dr. Christine Borgman, UCLA). $10,000,

Council on Library Resources. Study of optical disk publication of databases for academic libraries,1986. $3,229.

National Science Foundation. Travel grant to the 11th ICRDIR conference, Grenoble, France, June, 1988. $1,100.

UCLA Academic Senate. Study of the information-seeking behaviors of historians, July, 1987-June, 1988. $2,000.

UC Pacific Rim Studies Center. Study of database usage in the Rep. of Korea, 1992 (with Jae W. Lee, UCLA). $1,500.

U.S. Department of Education, HEA Title II-B, Library Education and Human Resource Development Program, Doctoral Fellowships, July, 1993-June, 1994 (with Dr. John Richardson, UCLA). $88,000.

UCLA Academic Senate Research Committee. Study of history of videotex, July 1993-May 1994. $2,000.

U.S. Dept. of Ed., HEA Title II-B, Library Education & Human Resource Development Program, Workshop for Rural School Library Media Specialists, July, 1995-Dec.,1996 (with Dr. Donna Shannon, UK). $45,000.

Open Society Institute, Soros Foundation. Training grant for librarians of the Czech National Library. 1996. $15,882.

U.S. Dept. of Education, HEA Title II-B, Library Education and Human Resource Development Program, Master's Degree Fellowships, August, 1997-December, 1998 (with Dr. Kay Bishop & Dr. Tim Sineath, UK). $88,000.

U. of Kentucky, Research Advisory Committee Award for Study of Citer Motivation, July, 1997-June, 1998. $1,924.

U. of Kentucky, College Research Activities (CRA) Travel Award to present at ISIC conference in Lisbon, 2002. $1,000.

U. of Kentucky, CRA Travel Award to present at ISHIMR conference in Sheffield, UK, 2007. $1,900.

U. of Kentucky, CRA Award for Survey of Citation Motivations among Scholars in Infometrics, 2009 (with Prof. J. Miller, UK). $720.

University of Kentucky, CRA Travel Award to present at ISIC conference in Murcia, Spain, 2010. $1,950.

ASIS&T Lecture Award for speaker to present at UK on April 11, 2011 (with J. Huber & S. Kim). $3,571.

Fulbright Specialists Program Award for Lectureship in Oulu, Tampere & Turku, Finland, Oct. 14-Nov. 11, 2011. $7,014.


Other Proposals Submitted Since 2002 (Under Review or Unfunded)

Queensland U. of Technology, ARC Discovery Projects. Edwards, S., Lakshminarayanan, B., & Case, D. (March 2011). Psychosocial factors involved in humans’ avoidance of information: Implications for policy. AU$526,426 (3 years). Not funded.

O’Connor, L. (PI, SLIS, UK) with D. Case. (February, 2010). Understanding & Improving Women's Information Seeking Competencies & Internet Usage. Institute for Museum and Library Services. $604,508 (3 years). Not funded.

Korea Research Foundation. Lee, J. (PI, Pusan National U.) w/ D. Case (May, 2010). SSK Project. $250,000 (3 years). Not funded.

AHRQ/Health & Human Services. D. Scutchfield, (Public Health, UK), C. Anyaegbunam, D. Case, J. Huber, D. O’Hair, & K. Real (CCIS, UK), W. Friedman, A. Kadlec, & A. Allen (Public Agenda), T. Grossardt & K. Bailey (Engineering, UK), K. Pearce (Medicine, UK), & others. (April, 2010). Contract to Operate a Citizens’ Forum. $7,982,917 (2 years). Not funded.

National Institutes of Health. Anyaegbunam, C. (PI, Journalism, UK), with D. Case, A. Cross, D. Helme, J. Huber, D. O’Hair, K. Real. (Dec. 2009). Social Marketing of Type 2 Diabetes Pills Guide in Appalachia Kentucky. $1,270,045 (3 years). Not funded.

The MacArthur Foundation/Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory. Case, D. (October, 2007). Knowledge-networking among Family Historians and Health Professionals. $29,830. Not funded.

Health Resources & Services Administration/Health and Human Services. Case, D. (October, 2007). Center for Personal Medical Informatics. UK President’s request to US Senator Jim Bunning for a Congressional earmark. $1,125,000 (2 years). Not funded.


Institute of Museum & Library Services. Nelson, J. (Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Libraries & Archives), Case, D., Sineath, T. et al. (May, 2003). Recruiting, Educating and Retaining Librarians for the 21st Century. $293,559. Not funded.
National Institutes of Health. Johnson, J.D., Allard, S., Andrews, J. Case, D. et al. (July, 2002). GENIS2: Exploring the Feasibility of Individualized Interventions for Cancer-related Genetics Information Seeking Skills. $400,000. Not funded.Dissertation and Thesis Committees (Ph.D. unless otherwise indicated)

University of California, Los Angeles (unless otherwise indicated)

Lechner, Judith. (1989). Bibliographic instruction evaluation: a study testing five measures of the impact of a bibliographic instruction program on undergraduates' searching behavior in libraries. Chair: Marcia Bates.


Molto, Mavis. (1989). Textual regularities applicable to full text searching:

the case of family history literature. Chair: Marcia Bates, GSLIS.
Ercegovac, Zorana. (1990). Research on knowledge-based descriptive cataloging of cartographic publications . . . . Chair: Harold Borko, GSLIS.
Crews, Ken. (1990). Copyright policies at American research universities: balancing information needs and legal limits. (ASHE Outstanding Dissertation Award, 1990.) Chair: John Richardson, GSLIS.
Hilton-Chalfen, Daniel. (1990). Individualism, social responsibility and computers in an American occupation: Account collecting as a cultural system. Chair: Johannes Wilbert, Anthropology.
Michel, Dee. (1992). A file structure model of library search behavior. Chair: Marcia Bates, GSLIS.
Lee, Jae. (1992). Information dependency and information development in newly industrialized countries (NICs): the case of the Republic of Korea (ROK). Chair: Donald Case, GSLIS.
Abels, David. (1993). Sequencing items in multiple-item displays on online public access catalogs. Chair: Elaine Svenonius, GSLIS.
El-Shinnawy, Maha. (1993). Media choice theories and the new media: a model of new media choice and usage. Co-Chairs: Burt Swanson, Management, UCLA, & Lynn Markus, Claremont Graduate School.
Burkett, Leslie. (1999). A personal documentation system for scholars: A tool for thinking.

Chair: Phil Turner, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas.


University of Kentucky (and PhD, unless otherwise indicated)

Picherit, Gaelle. (2000). Title: National cultures and using electronic mail.

Chair: James Hertog, Journalism & Telecommunications, CCIS.
Zhang, Youlang. (2000). A resource-based view of electronic commerce.

Chair: Albert Lederer, Management, College of Business & Economics. External Examiner.


Singh, Meenu. (2000). Toward a knowledge management view of electronic business. Chair: Clyde Holsapple, Decision Sciences and Information Systems, College of Business & Economics.
McGuire, Russell. (2002). Critical elements of organizational capacity and resource needs for successful clinical information system implementation. Chair, Juliann Sebastian, Nursing. External Examiner.
Shotwell, John. (2002). A uses and gratifications study of computer-mediated communication and its implications for life satisfaction among the aging. Chair: Donald Case, CCIS.
Peersen, Trond. (MALS, 2002). The effects of information utilization on corporate decision-making and expert performance. Chair: Donald Case, CCIS.
Allard, Suzanne. (2003). Adoption of digital library-related policy across academic institutions: Understanding how communication impacts diffusion. Chair: Donald Case, CCIS.
Groeling, Jeff. (2004). Does technology make a difference in the classroom? A comparison of online and traditional courses employing models of competence and uses and gratifications. Chair: Derek Lane, CCIS.
Lustria, Mia. (2005). The role of Need for Cognition in health-related information seeking on the Internet. Chair: Donald Case, CCIS.
Li, P. (2006). The effectiveness of multimedia technology aids in transferring business knowledge. Chair: Radhika Santhanam, Decision Sciences & Information Systems/Business & Economics. External Examiner.
Ji, Haihao. (2008). Collaborative decision making in modern supply chains--An exploratory field study of means, technologies, and outcomes. Co-Chairs: Thomas J. Goldsby & Clyde W. Holsapple. Decision Sciences and Information Systems, College of Business & Economics. External Examiner.
Bates, Jessica. (2008). The everyday information needs and information seeking behaviour of individuals living in a low-income neighbourhood in Dublin. U. College Dublin, Info. & Lib. Studies. Chair: Lee Komito. External Examiner.
Palmisano, Jay. (2010). Motivating knowledge contribution in virtual communities of practice. Chair: Clyde W. Holsapple. Decision Sciences and Information Systems, College of Business & Economics.
Lakshminarayanan, Bhuva. (2010). A model of information seeking . . .. Chair: Amanda Spink, Faculty of Science & Technology, Queensland U. of Technology, Australia. External Examiner.
Robinette, Jennifer. (2011). Understanding interactive experiences: perceived interactivity and presence with and without other avatars in the online virtual world Second Life. Chair: Donald Case, CCIS.
Lyerly, Madeline. (MA, Historic Preservation, 2011). The effectiveness of knowledge networking and partnering in historic preservation. Chair: Anita Lee-Post, Decision Sciences, College of Business & Econ.
Shen, Wei-Cheng. (2011). Occupational innovativeness and its applications for understanding information technology adoption. Chair: Clyde W. Holsapple. Decision Sciences and Information Systems, College of Business & Economics. External Examiner.
Enwald, Heidi. (2013). Tailoring health information. Chairs: Maija-Leena Huotari & Terttu Kortelainen, Department of Information Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu, Finland. External Examiner.
Hughes, Gary. (2014). The effect of mediated immediacy state motivation and cognitive learning in an online lesson. Chair: Donald Case, CCIS.
Service (University of Kentucky, and College of Communications & Information Studies)

UK Academic Senate, 2001-2003, 2008-2010

UK Academic Senate Advisory Committee on Privilege and Tenure, 2004-2007

UK Graduate School Fellowship Committee, 2006-2008, 2011

UK Graduate Council, 2010-2013

UK Librarians Academic Area Advisory (Promotion and Tenure) Committee, 2000-2002

CCIS Scholarships and Awards Committee, 1999-2000

CCIS Unit Review Committee, 1997-1998, 2004-2005

CCIS Admissions and Financial Aid Committee, 1998-2004, 2006-2007, 2008-2011

CCIS Dean Search Committee, 1998-1999, 2008-2009 (Co-Chair)

CCIS Privilege and Tenure Committee, 2006-2007, 2013-2014

CCIS Strategic Planning Committee, 2006-2007, 2010

CCIS College Council, 1998-1999, 2001-2002, 2005-2006

SLIS Faculty (and Director) Search Committees, 1997-2013

SLIS Executive Committee, 1997-2005, 2009-2011

SLIS Planning Committee, 1998-1999, 2006-2007, 2008-2010, 2012-2013

SLIS Curriculum Committee, 1999-2000, 2006-2007

SLIS Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1998-2013





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