Blaise Cronin (born 1949) is an Irish-American information scientist and bibliometrician. He is the Rudy Professor Emeritus of Information Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he was Dean of the School of Library and Information Science for seventeen years. From 1985-1991 he held the Chair of Information Science and was Head of the Department of Information Science at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, U.K.
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Awards and honors
- 2013 Derek de Solla Price Memorial Medal for "outstanding contributions to the fields of quantitative studies of science."
- Honorary Visiting Professor, Department of Information Science, City University London, 2007-
- Visiting Professor, School of Computing, Mathematical and Information Science, University of Brighton, 2007-2010
- Award of Merit, American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2006
- Rudy Professor of Information Science, Indiana University, 1999-
- Talis Information Visiting Professor of Information Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1996-2003
- Visiting Professor, School of Computing, Napier University, Edinburgh, 2000-
- Visiting Professor of Information Management, Napier University, Edinburgh, 1999-2000
- Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa), Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, 1997
- Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, 1998
- Fellow, Institute of Management, 1989
- Fellow, Institute of Information Scientists, 1988
- Fellow, Library Association, 1984
Blaise Cronin has published more that 300 documents, including monographs, scientific articles, opinion papers, conference papers. Among his publications are:
- 1984: The citation process. The role and significance of citations in scientific communication. London: Taylor Graham,
- 1988: Post-professionalism: transforming the information heartland. London: Taylor Graham (with Elizabeth Davenport).
- 1991: Elements of information management. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press (with Elizabeth Davenport).
- 1995: The scholar's courtesy: The role of acknowledgement in the primary communication process. London: Taylor Graham.
- 2000: The web of knowledge: A Festschrift in honor of Eugene Garfield. Medford, NJ: Information Today (with H.B. Atkins,Eds.).
- 2005: The Hand of Science: Academic Writing and its Rewards. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.
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