Title and Description Page
Family Background and Education 1
Growing up in New York. Attending the University of Wisconsin. Studying biochemistry. Joining the Army.
Early Career 3
Position at New York Public Library. Correspondence courses in library science. Publishing articles. Involvement in SLA. Working at New York University. Moving to Johns Hopkins University. Interest in user studies. Meeting wife. Involvement in ACS. Colleagues in information science. Joining ADI. New technology. Position at Atlantic Research Corporation.
Forming Herner and Company 23
Partnership with Robert Meyer. Getting contracts. Work for National Science Foundation. Approach to information studies. Importance of networking. Contracts for Department of Heath and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control. Need for innovation. Work for Library of Congress.
Competition in Information Science 44
Eugene Garfield. Mortimer Taube. Keeping company on a small scale. Involvement in publishing. Producing STAR. Melvin Day. Development of online systems.
Involvement in ACS Division of Chemical Literature. Automation in information science. Involvement in ADI and SLA. Influence of Hans Peter Luhn. Reaction to Cranfield studies. Teaching at Drexel and University of Maryland. Changes in the field of information science. Involvement in IIA. Work on the history of information science.