Dean & Professor
514 IS Building
Institution of highest degree:
PhD, University of Maryland College Park
Digital libraries. interoperability. scalability. cross-lingual information retrieval. location-aware computing. mobile computing. computer and network performance analysis. performance metrics for distributed digital libraries.
Larsen, Ronald L. (2010) iSchools. In: Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, Third Edition. Taylor & Francis, pp. 3018-3023.
"On the Threshold of Cyberscholarship," Journal of Electronic Publishing, January 2008 (Vol. 11, Issue 1). http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.3336451.0011.102
"The Future of Scholarly Communication – Building the Infrastructure for Cyberscholarship," Report of the NSF/JISC workshop on scholarly information repositories, with William Y. Arms (Cornell), September 2007. www.sis.pitt.edu/~repwkshop/NSF-JISC-report.pdf
Principal Investigator, "A Research Program for Advancing New Models of Scholarly Communication across Disciplines," Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, (2008 – 2013, $782K).
Principal Investigator, NSF grant to organize a 2007 workshop to assess research directions for advanced digital repositories ($40K), with William Y. Arms, Cornell University.
Principal Investigator, IMLS grant to organize the US participation in a 2006 workshop at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Alexandria, Egypt) to explore the opportunities for a Digital Library of the Middle East ($40K).