Academic Publications

You can also find a list of Dr. Coleman’s publications in DBLP, Computer Science Bibliography, Schloss Dagstuhl, Leibnitz Center for Informatics, Deutschland; dLIST Digital Library of Information Science and Technology, University of Arizona, Tucson; and similar other repository / open access archives.

Professional Writings (student co-authors are italicized)


Guide To Selecting and Cataloging Quality WWW Resources for the Small Library. Fairfield, CA: Learning Resources Association of the California Community Colleges, 2004.

Book Chapters

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism in Library Collection Development. 2022. In progress.

co-author Bracke, Paul. Controlled Vocabularies as a Sphere of Influence. In Raghavan, K.S. and Prasad, K.N. (Editors). Knowledge organization, information systems, and other essays: Prof. A. Neelameghan festschrift. (Ranganathan Endowment for Library and Information Science: Bangalore, India). New Delhi:  Ess ess publications, 2006.

From Cataloging To Metadata:  Dublin Core Records for the Library Catalog. In Smiraglia, R. (Ed.) Metadata: A Cataloger’s Primer. Binghampton, N.Y.: Haworth Press, 2005.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Assessing the Value of a Journal beyond the Impact Factor. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 58 (8): (2007): 1148- 1161.

Self-Archiving and the Copyright Transfer Agreements of Library and Information Science Journals. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 58 (2): (2007): 286-296.

William Stetson Merrill and Bricolage for Information Studies.  Journal of Documentation 62 (4): (2006): 462-481.

Interdisciplinarity, Interactivity, Interoperability: Educating the Digerati.  Education for Information 23 (Fall 2005): 233-243.

Instruments of Cognition: Citations and Web Links in Online Teaching Materials. Journal of the American Society for Information Science 56 (February 2005): 382-392.

 “A Code for Classifiers”: Whatever Happened to Merrill’s Code? Knowledge Organization 31 (October 2004): 161-176.

co-author Liu, Y. Communicating Digital library Services to Scientific Communities. LIBRES: Library and Information Science Electronic Research Journal 14 (2004).

co-author Buchel, O. How Can Classificatory Structures Be Used to Improve Science Education? Library Resources and Technical Services 47 (January 2003): 4-15

Scientific Models as Works. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 33 (3/4): (2004): 129-159.

co-authors Smith, T.R., Buchel, O.A, & Mayer, R.E. Learning Spaces in Digital Libraries. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 2163: (2001): 251-262.

Public Performances and Private Acts. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 37 (Fall 1996): 325-342.

A Model for Publishing a Hypertext Journal. Serials Review, 22: (1996): 1-19.

The H-journal: A Tool to Support Information Work. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 2: (1996): 89-105.

Peer-reviewed Papers in Published Conference Proceedings

Using the Anti-racism Digital Library and Thesaurus to Understand Information Access, Authority, Value, and Privilege. Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Conference of the American Theological Librarians Association, Atlanta, Georgia. 17 June 2017.

Theology, Race and Libraries. In Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference of the American Theological Librarians Association, Long Beach, California, 17 June 2016.

co-author Dervos, D.A. A Common Sense Approach to Defining Data, Information and Metadata. Proceedings of the International ISKO 2006 Conference, Berlin: Ergon. Editor: C. Swertz.

Knowledge Structures and the Vocabulary of Engineering Novices. In McIlwaine, Ia. (Ed.). Knowledge Organization and the Global Information Society (pp. 281-286). (Proceedings of the Eighth International ISKO Conference, 12-16 July 2004, London, United Kingdom) Berlin: Ergon.

co-author Bracke, P. dLIST: Building an International Scholarly Communication Consortium for Library and Information Science.  In Murthy, T.A.V. (Ed.). Mapping Technologies on Libraries and People (pp. 311-332). (Proceedings of the First International Convention for Automation of LIBraries in Education and Research Institutes, CALIBER 2003, 13-15 February, 2003, Ahmedabad, India) Ahmedabad, INFLIBNET.

A Classification of Models. In Lopez-Huertas, Maria J. (Ed.), Challenges in Knowledge Representation and Organization for the 21st century: Integration of Knowledge across Boundaries (pp. 86-92). (Proceedings of the Seventh International ISKO Conference, 10-13 July 2002, Granada, Spain) Berlin: Ergon.

co-authors Smith, T.R., Buchel, O.A, & Mayer, R.E. Learning Spaces in Digital Libraries. In Constantopoulos, P. & Solvberg, I. (Eds.). Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (pp. 251-262). 5th European Conference, ECDL 2001, Darmstadt, Germany, September 4-9, 2001. (Proceedings of the Fifth European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL), September 4-9, 2001, Darmstadt, Germany) Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

co-authors Smith, T., Janeé, G., Frew, J. The Alexandria Digital Earth Prototype. In International Conference on Digital Libraries: Proceedings of the First ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Roanoke, Virginia, June 2001, pp. 118-119.  New York: ACM.

Categorization and Modeling of Information Work for H- Journal Design. In Cimino, J. J. (Ed.). Beyond the Superhighway: Exploiting the Internet with Medical Informatics (pp. 368-372). (Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Fall Symposium (SCAMC), October 26- 30, 2003, Washington D.C.)  Philadelphia:  Hanley & Belfus.

Tango on the Web: The Evolution of the H-journal. In Networks, Networking and Implications for Digital Libraries. (Proceedings of the International Association of Technological University Libraries Annual Conference 6, 1996).  Goteborg, Sweden: Chalmers University of Technology.

PLENARY PRESENTATION: LIS Faculty concerns about distance learning. In Caught in the Crossfire? Conflicts and Cooperation among the Institutional Cultures of LIS Education. 1996 Association for Library and Information Science Education Conference, San Antonio, Texas. 

Special Issues Edited

Co-editor: Sumner, Tamara. “Digital libraries and User Needs: Negotiating the Future.” Journal of Digital Information, 5 (1) October 2004.

Co-editor: Oxnam, Maliaca. “Interactional Digital Libraries” Journal of Digital Information, 2(4) June 2002.

Invited Lectures (selective)

“Commons based digital libraries.” School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, 31 March 2006.

“Building Virtual Communities.” Leadership Development Program, 2005, Annual ASIS&T Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina, 31 October 2005.

 “Information Technology, Cognition, and Communication,” Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO), University of California, Irvine, 18 May 2005.

 “A 21st century look at an ancient concept:  Understanding FRBR.” Arizona Library Association Conference, Oro Valley, Arizona, December 1 2004.

“KO, KR, KM: Integrating the Organization of Information, Resources, and Knowledge.” Shaping the Future of IT, 30th Anniversary Celebratory Conference of the MIS Dept., Eller College, University of Arizona, Tucson, 4 November 2004.

 “Information Technology and Society Research Lab.” Researchers Get-togethers, University of Arizona, Tucson, 25 August 2004.

“Understanding Information Behaviors Embedded in Learning Objects: A Case Study of dLIST.” Educause NLII Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 28, 2003.

“Vocabulary and Categorization for the Geo-Technical, Rock, and Water Resources Digital Library: AN NSF-NSDL Initiative.  The Third Richard A. Harvill Conference on Higher Education: Developing a Sense of Place for Distance Education, University of Arizona, Tucson, 26 January 2002.

“Integrating Learning Tasks into Digital Libraries.” Artificial Intelligence Lab. Dept. of Management Information Science, University of Arizona at Tucson, 16 November 2001.

Invited Panel Presentations (selective)

Humanizing Information Retrieval, Classification Research Special Interest Group (SIG CR). 2005 Annual Conference of ASIS&T,

A Science of Public Knowledge? Theoretical Foundations of LIS. History and Foundations of Information Science Special Interest Group (SIG HFIS), 2005 Annual Conference of ASIS&T,

Other writings (selective)

Book reviews, magazine articles, poster sessions, etc. available upon request

co-author Roback J. “Open Access Federation for Library and Information Science: dLIST and DL-Harvest.” D-Lib Magazine, 11 (12): (December 2005).

 “Web Metrics Bibliography.” NSF NSDL First Web Analytics Conference (August 2004). Related:

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