J. Stephen Downie, Lecturer
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Email: jdownie@uiuc.edu

Education:

Ph.D - In Progress (1999 expected completion)
University of Western Ontario, Graduate Program in Library and Information Science

M.L.I.S. - 1993
University of Western Ontario, Graduate School of Library and Information Science

B.A. (Music Theory and Composition) - 1988
University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Music
 

Background:

J. Stephen Downie comes to the University of Illinois from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada where he has lectured and is completing his doctoral thesis on music information retrieval. Downie's research and teaching encompasses the areas of information system design and evaluation, multimedia information retrieval, informetrics, information organization and access, and managing Internet information resources. Recent research publications include:
 

-. 1998-- (Winner: Best Doctoral submission) "Informetrics and Music Information Retrieval: An Informetric Examination of a Folksong Database." In Information Science at the Dawn of the New Millennium. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, 3-5 June 1998, Ottawa, Ontario.
 

-. 1997. "Informetrics and Music Information Retrieval." In Communication and Information in Context: Society, Technology, and the Professions. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, 8-10 June 1997, St. John's, Newfoundland.
 

-. 1996."Informetrics and the World Wide Web: A Case Study and Discussion." In Electronic Publishing: Its Impact on Publishing, Education, and Reading. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, 2-3 June 1996, Toronto, Ontario.
 

Memberships:

D-Lib Working Group on Digital Library Metrics
Canadian Association for Information Science (Director-at-large)
American Library Association
Association for Library and Information Science Education