James D. Anderson

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Professor Emeritus of Library & Information Science
Treasurer, The Ometeca Institute
Managing Editor, the Ometeca journal
www.ometeca.org
Formerly:
2d Class Apartheid Professor
(Denied all life-partner health benefits because he is gay!)
(Which is why he left Rutgers a little earlier than planned!)
Rutgers University
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies

Contact Information
221 63rd Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33705-5425
tel: 727-863-3151, fax: 727-866-7892
ThyJim3@Juno.com
Vita May 1999
Official Rutgers Data Form (form 1a) March 2000

Courses Taught

  • Cataloging and Classification
  • Organizing Information
  • Knowledge Representation for Information Retrieval
  • Classification for Information Retrieval
  • Selected Major Publications
  • Guidelines for Indexes and Related Information Retrieval Devices. National Information Standard Orgnaization (NISO) Technbical Report 2. Bethesda: NISO Press; 1997. 53 p.
  • "The Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movement in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 1974-1996." Journal of Homosexuality, 34(2), 1997, 37-65.
  • "Standards for Indexing: Revising the American National Standards Guidelines A39.4," Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 5(8), September 1994, 628-636.
  • Index of American Periodical Verse. Annual Volumes , 1981-continuing (annual), Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1983-, with Refael Catala.

  • Research in Progress
  • Information Retrieval Database Design, book, with Jose Perez-Carballo. Current draft approximately 600 pages.
  • The Nature of Indexing: How humans and machines analyze messages and texts for retrieval. Part I: Research, and the Nature of Human Indexing. 30 p. Submitted to Information processing & management. (With Jose Perez-Carballo).
  • The Nature of Indexing: How humans and machines analyze messages and texts for retrieval. Part II: Machine Indexing, and the Allocation of Human Versus Machine Effort. 33 p. Submitted to Information processing & management. (With Jose Perez-Carballo).

  • Other Research Interests

  • End User Thesauri; Search/Indexing Vocabulary Tracking and Management.
  • Education
    BA, 1963. Havard University.
    MS, 1964. Columbia University. Library Studies.
    DLS, 1972. Columbia University.

    Significant University Affliation
    Chairperson, President's Select Committee for Lesbian and Gay Concerns.


    Personal Information

    Favorite Books
  • Mary Renault's The Charioteer
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley's Catchtrap
  • E.M. Foster's Maurice

    Hobbies
    Gay and Lesbian Rights Advocacy in Presbyterian Church and University.

    Family Info:
    married since 1972 to a wonderful man, REJ.

    Favorite Internet Set or Activity
    soc.motss (news group)

    Favorite Expression Used in Class
  • Repetition is the Mother of Learning. (Russian Proverb)
  • Don't fear slowness, only fear stopping. (Chinese Proverb)



  • James D. Anderson (ThyJim3@Juno.com)

    Last Revision: 5 September 2004