Marcia J. Bates: Past -- >Present -- >Future

Jenna Hartel, Marcia Bates

Abstract


This panel session explores, critiques, and celebrates the work of canonical information scientist, Marcia J. Bates. To begin, Dr. Jenna Hartel will survey her oeuvre. Then, three of Hartel’s graduate students will report on their semester-long explorations of a singular conceptby Bates. Each student’s talk will feature a summary and critical examination of the seminal idea in its original historical context. Then, the same concept will be considered in the light of this Information Age. Following each talk, Marcia J. Bates will share her reflections. Ample time will be provided for discussion among Dr. Bates, the panelists, and attendees.

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