|NAME:||Donald Ward King|
|ADDRESS:||King Research; 2615 Shoreline Road, Knoxville, TN 37932|
|WORKED AT:||Weststat; King Research|
|OTHER INFORMATION:||King was an early evaluator and statistical historian. He worked at:
CEIR, Inc 1960-61; Westat, Inc.: Co-founder 1961; Executive vice-pres.
1963-71; President, HTI 1971-72; Informatics, Inc. 1973; Vice-pres., Market
Facts, Inc. 1974-76; Started King Research, Inc. which is involved in research,
evaluation, planning, and design of library and information systems.
In 1971, King evaluated the CIRCOL to compare the retrieval effectiveness of controlled vocabulary with the natural language of abstracts (Bellardo & Bourne). King has also worked on scientific communication, electronic publishing, copyright, multi-type library networking, economics and value of information, assessments of the information profession, and evaluation of library and information centers. According to Stella Keenan, he is particularly known for his evaluation studies.
|AWARDS:||1987 Award of Merit(ASIS); Miles Conrad Lecturer (NFAIS); Fellow (American Statistical Assoc.); 1990 Research Award (ASIS).|
|OFFICES:||ASIS Pres. 1983-1984; ASIS Potomac Valley Chapter President 1969|
|INCLUDES:||Still has his personal papers. ; No decision has been made about disposition.|
|SOURCE:||Conversation with Donald King, 10/95.|
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