Marcia Bates

Professor Emerita

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Library and Information Studies, 1972
  • MLS, University of California, Berkeley, School of Library and Information Studies, 1967
  • BA, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, 1963

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Information-seeking behavior
  • Search strategy
  • Subject access in manual and automated systems
  • User-centered design of information retrieval systems

Select Publications

Bates, Marcia J. “Fundamental Forms of Information.”  Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 57, #8 (2006): 1033-1045.

Bates, Marcia J. “Speculations on Browsing, Directed Searching, and Linking in Relation to the Bradford Distribution.” In: Emerging Frameworks and Methods: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS 4). Edited by Harry Bruce, Raya Fidel, Peter Ingwersen, and Pertti Vakkari. Greenwood Village, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 2002, pp. 137-150.

Bates, Marcia J. “The Cascade of Interactions in the Digital Library Interface.” Information Processing and Management 38 (2002):381-400.

Bates, Marcia J. “The Invisible Substrate of Information Science.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science 50, #12 (1999): 1043-1050.

Bates, Marcia J. “Indexing and Access for Digital Libraries and the Internet: Human, Database, and Domain Factors.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science.

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Marcia Bates
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