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Prof. em. Michael Buckland

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Michael Buckland is emeritus professor in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, and Co-Director of the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative ( He was a librarian in England and the USA, then Dean of the School of Library and Information Studies at Berkeley, 1976-84, and Assistant Vice President for Library Plans and Policies for the multicampus University of California system 1983-87. He has specialized in library services, metadata and search, and the history of documentation. His books include Redesigning Library Services (1992), Information and Information Systems (1991), and a study of the first electronic search engine, in Dresden, during the 1920s, Emanuel Goldberg and his Knowledge Machine (2006). Prof. Buckland was President of the American Society for Information Science and Technology in 1998.

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