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Jonathan Furner

Jonathan Furner

Associate Professor

GSE&IS 224
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles , CA 90095-1521
Phone: (310) 206-2809


  1. Ph.D., Information Studies, University of Sheffield, 1994
  2. M.Sc., Information Management, University of Sheffield, 1991
  3. B.A. (now M.A.), Philosophy / Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, 1987

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Philosophy of texts
  • Cultural informatics
  • Bibliometrics
  • Theoretical foundations of services that provide access to texts, images, and other cultural artifacts
  • Information ethics
  • Metadata
  • Library classification
  • Museum informatics
  • Moving image cataloging

Select Publications

Philosophy and information studies. In Annual Review of Information Science and Technology: Vol. 44, ed. Blaise Cronin, 161-200. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2010.

Folksonomies. In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, ed. Marcia J. Bates and Mary Niles Maack, 1858-1866. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2010.

Dewey deracialized: A critical race-theoretic perspective. Knowledge Organization 34 (2007): 144-168.

Conceptual analysis: A method for understanding information as evidence, and evidence as information. Archival Science 4 (2004): 233-265.

Information studies without information. Library Trends 52 (2004): 427-447.