Die F. W. Lancaster

28 Aug

Is much discussion today about the semantics of the data, the Web tries to remake tLancasterhe way to organize your content via the Semantic Web, but these studies are present in Information Science and reference name is JW Lancaster.

His book ” Indexação e Resumos: teoria e prática” (Indexing and Abstracting in Theory and Practice, with Brazilian translation made by Briquet Lemos, now in 2nd. Edition) was the first American edition awarded in 1991 by the American Society for Information Science, as best book of the year in the area.

Frederic Wilfrid Lancaster was born in 1933 in England, studied at the Newcastle School of Librarianship from 1950 to 1954, following his career in the public library system of Newcastle. In 1959, he immigrated to the United States, where he worked in private firms and specialized libraries in the development and evaluation of information retrieval systems.

It was one of the first to work the evaluation of databases and do fundamental work in information retrieval, with the classic work called the Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System (MEDLARS), who performed at the end of the 1960s, to the National Library of Medicine U.S. (Jackson, 2005).

Went to the University of Illinois in 1970, where he was professor ma Graduate School of Library and Information Science from the University, where he continued advising on development of information retrieval in automated systems, having rendered service to the CIA.

In an article published in 1978, Toward paperless information systems, 1978, and in later works, the author argued for the inevitability of change of publications on paper to a paperless society, perhaps the first person to write about this.

He was a teacher and mentor of the first Brazilian Masters course in the area in the 1970s,


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