Carol Tenopir is a professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Director of Research for the College of Communication and Information, and Director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies. Her areas of teaching and research include: information access and retrieval, electronic publishing, the information industry, online resources, and the impact of technology on reference librarians and scientists. She is the author of five books, including, Communication Patterns of Engineers, (IEEE/Wiley InterScience, 2004) with Donald W. King. Dr. Tenopir has published over 200 journal articles, is a frequent speaker at professional conferences, and since 1983 has written the "Online Databases" column for Library Journal. She is the recipient of the 1993 Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award from the American Society for Information Science/Institute for Scientific Information and the 2000 ALISE Award for Teaching Excellence. She also received the 2002 American Society for Information Science & Technology, Research Award and the 2004 International Information Industry Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Tenopir holds a PhD degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois.
Articles in International or National Journals
Lib-Value: Measuring Value and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries (with Regina Mays and Paula Kaufman), Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC (2010)
Variations in Article Seeking and Reading Patterns of Academics: What Makes a Difference? (with Donald W. King, Jesse Spencer, and Lei Wu), Library & Information Science Research (2009)
Although scholarly articles play an important role in the work life of academics, specific patterns...
Scholarly Journal Information Seeking and Reading Patterns of Faculty at Five U.S. Universities (with Donald W. King, Songphan Choemprayong, and Lei Wu), Learned Publishing (2009)
Surveys at five US universities show that faculty read articles for research, teaching, writing, and...
Electronic Journals and Changes in Scholarly Article Seeking and Reading Patterns (with Donald W. King, Sheri Edwards, and Lei Wu), Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives (2009)
By tracking the information-seeking and reading patterns of science, technology, medical and social science faculty...
Design engineers and technical professionals at work: Observing information usage in the workplace (with Suzie Allard and Kenneth Levine), Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (2009)
This exploratory study examines how design engineers and technical professionals (hereafter referred to as engineers)...
Books of Original Scholarship
Communication Patterns of Engineers (with Donald W. King) (2004)
Communication Patterns of Engineers brings together, summarizes, and analyzes the research on how engineers communicate,...
Towards Electronic Journals: Realities for Scientists, Librarians, and Publishers (with Donald W. King) (2000)
Communication patterns are part of a function of requirements for channel attributes such as information...
Full Text Databases (with Jung Soon Ro) (1990)
This is the first complete treatment of full text databases. Comprehensive and up-to-date, the book...
The 50 essays in this collection represent a good sample of Carol Tenopir's brief contributions...
Managing Your Information: How to Design and Create A Textual Database On Your Microcomputer (with Gerald Lundeen) (1988)
A hands-on guide to options and implementation: file structure, searching, contents, input, software, and hardware.
Chapters and Sections in Books
MaxData: A Project to Help Librarians Maximize E-Journals Usage Data (with Gayle Baker, Eleanor Read, Maribeth Manoff, Kitty McClanahan, David Nicholas, and Donald W. King), Usage Statistics of ESerials (2007)
Electronic Journals, Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction (2004)
Electronic Publishing and Its Relationship to Library and Information Science Research, Bibliothekswissenschaft-quo vadis? (2004)
Scholarly Journal and Digital Database Pricing: Threat or Opportunity (with Donald King), In Bits and Bucks: Economics and Usage of Digital Collections (2004)
Usage Statistics for Readers, Authors, and Collection Development stakeholders (with Gayle Baker), Online Usage Statistics: A Publisher's Guide (2004)
Articles in Other Periodicals
The Database Marketplace 2008: Information With A Twist: Vendors Keep the Party Going with Web 2.0 (with Gayle Baker and Jill Grogg), Library Journal (2008)
Social networking and other Web 2.0 technologies led the social whirl of the information industry....
Engineers and Scholarly Journals: Reading Patterns in the Electronic Era (with Donald W. King), TR News (Transportation Research Board Newsletter) (2007)
Scholarly journals are an important source of trusted information, although the engineering professional reads fewer...
The Database Marketplace 2006: Renovating This Old House (with Gayle Baker, William Robinson, and Jill Grogg), Library Journal (2006)
When we turn on the faucet, we expect water to flow. When we flip the...
Patterns of Journal Use by Faculty at Three Diverse Universities (with Donald King, Carol H. Montgomery, and Sarah E. Aerni), D-Lib Magazine (2003)
Patterns of Journal Use by Scientists Through Three Evolutionary Phases (with Donald King, Peter Boyce, Matt Grayson, Yan Zhang, and Mercy Ebuen), D-Lib Magazine (2003)
Internal and Technical Reports
University Investment in the Library, Phase II: An International Study of the Library’s Value to the Grants Process (with Amy Love, Joseph Park, Lei Wu, Andrea Baer, and Regina Mays) (2010)
Research Publication Characteristics and Their Relative Values: A (with Suzie Allard, Ben Bates, Kenneth J. Levine, Donald W. King, Ben Birch, Regina Mays, and Chris Caldwell) (2010)
The Value of CSA Deep Indexing for Researchers (Executive Summary) (with Robert Sandusky and Margaret Casado), prepared for CSA (2006)
In 2005-2006 CSA developed a new “deep indexing” method to extract tables and figures from...
University of Akron Student Journal Reading Patterns (with Lei Wu, Xiang Zhou, Kitty McClanahan, Max Steele, Natalie Clewell, and Donald W. King) (2006)
This report is a factual analysis of the results of the University of Akron survey...
Ashland University Student Journal Reading Patterns (with Lei Wu, Xiang Zhou, Kitty McClanahan, Max Steele, Natalie Clewell, and Donald W. King) (2006)
Published Conference Proceedings
The Eagle and the Elephant: Comparing Organization Culture in the United States and India (with K J. Levine, Suzie Allard, and A Kushniryk), National Communication Association (2008)
What does usage tell us about our users? (with Eleanor Read, Maribeth Manoff, Gayle Baker, David Nicholas, and Donald W. King), Online Information Meeting (2007)
The Impact of Scholarly Communication on LIS Education, Chinese Association of Library and Information Science Education (2007)
Uses of figures and tables from scholarly journal articles in teaching and research (with Robert J. Sandusky and Margaret M. Casado), 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (2007)
The Journals Revolution: A Primer (with Carol Montgomery and Michael Mabe), Charleston Serials Conference (2004)
Library Journal "Online Databases" Column
Scenes From a Database (2008)
Seen any good movies lately? Want to see pictures of your favorite actors on the...