Welcome to my Webpage!
Here you will find information about my interests and publications, along with corresponding links.
I am Professor Emeritus at the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information, located in Lexington, Kentucky, and a former faculty member at UCLA. My research interests include information behavior (including information seeking, passive reception and active avoidance of information) and the social and educational effects of information technologies.
Among other publications, I am the co-author of the award-winning book, Looking for Information: A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs, and Behavior, published by Emerald (Fourth Edition, 2016, with Lisa M. Given), and co-author (with J. David Johnson) of Health Information Seeking, published by Peter Lang (2012). The 4th edition of "Looking for Information," coauthored with Lisa Given, appeared in April 2016 from Emerald. The book has been reorganized, with more attention paid to qualitative methods, and expanded to cover a total of about 1,500 publications relevant to information behavior.
During 2008-2009 I was the President of the premier association in information science: http://www.asis.org/
My full curriculum vitae is available here.
Selected Journal Publications (with full text links)
Case, D., Johnson, J.D., Andrews, J.E., Allard, S.L. & Kelly, K.M. (2004). From Two-Step Flow to the Internet: The Changing Array of Sources for Genetics Information Seeking. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 55 (8), 660-669 (Proof).
Andrews, J.E., Johnson, J.D., Case, D. & Allard, S. (2005). Intent to seek cancer genetics-related information. Information Research, 10 , (4) (Available at: http://informationr.net/ir/10-4/paper238.html).
Case, D., Andrews, J.E., Johnson, J.D., & Allard, S.L. (2005). Avoiding versus seeking: The relationship of information seeking to avoidance, blunting, coping, dissonance and related concepts. Journal of the Medical Libraries Association, 93 (3), 353-362. (Uncorrected Proof).
Johnson, J. D., Andrews, J. E., Case, D.O., & Allard, S.L. (2005). Genomics: The perfect information seeking research problem. Journal of Health Communication, 10 (3), 323-329 (Uncorrected Proof).
Johnson, J.D., Case, D.O., Andrews, J.E., Allard, S.L. & Johnson, N.E. (2005). Fields and pathways: contrasting or complementary views of information seeking. Information Processing & Management, 42 (2), 569-582. (Available at: http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0306457305000038).
Kelly, K.M., Andrews, J. E., Case, D.O., Allard, S.L. & Johnson, J. D. (2007). Information Seeking and Intentions to Have Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancers in Rural and Appalachian Kentuckians. Journal of Rural Health, 23 (2), 166-172 (Uncorrected Proof).
Case, D.O. (2009). Collection of family health histories: The link between Genealogy and Public Health. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 59 (12), 2312-2319 (Proof).
Case, D.O. (2009). Serial collecting as leisure, and coin collecting in particular. Library Trends, 57 (4), 729-752. (Uncorrected Proof).
Case, D.O. (2010). A model of the information seeking and decision making of online coin buyers. Information Research, 15 (4), paper 448. (Available at: http://InformationR.net/ir/15-4/paper448.html)
Case, D.O. & Miller, J. (2011). Do Bibliometricians cite differently from
other scholars? Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 62 (3), 421-432. (Uncorrected proof).
Case, D. & O’Connor, L. (2016). What’s the use? Measuring the frequency of studies of information outcomes. Journal of the ASIS&T, 67(3), 649–661. Published online: 30 JAN 2015, DOI: 10.1002/asi.23411 (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.23411/abstract)