Jens-Erik Mai
Jens-Erik

Jens-Erik Mai

Professor

University of Copenhagen

Royal School of Library and Information Science

Birketinget 6, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark

+45 3258 6066, jem@jenserikmai.info

 

About Me (in third person):

Jens-Erik Mai is professor at the University of Copenhagen, Royal School of Library and Information Science in Denmark.

 

Jens-Erik is interested in basic questions about the nature of information phenomena; he has explored these from a variety of conceptual points (e.g. semiotics, cognitive work analysis, late-modernity, philosophy of language, trust) often with a focus on issues and questions in the organization of information.

 

He has contributed conceptual constructions as well as methodological and programmatic papers that have helped forward thinking about the organization of information. His publications into the nature of classification have been recognized by Emerald's "Outstanding Paper Award" for "The Modernity of Classification" published in Journal of Documentation and ISKO's "Best Paper in KO Award" for "Ethics, Values and Morality in Contemporary Library Classifications" published in Knowledge Organization.

 

Recent talks and publications have focused on the nature of information quality, the conceptual configuration of information science, and the notion of information.

 

He teaches courses on classification, design of controlled vocabularies, information ethics, knowledge media, and the theoretical foundation of information studies.

 

Jens-Erik currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), as the Series Editor for Emerald's Library and Information Science book series, and as a member of the editorial boards for Knowledge Organization and Aslib Proceedings. He was the general Conference Chair for iConference 2012 held in Toronto and the general Conference Chair for 77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting held in Seatlle in Nov. 2014.

 

Jens-Erik was previously associate professor at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, where he also served as Vice Dean and Acting Dean. Prior to that he was a faculty member at the Information School of the University of Washington where he also co-directed the Center for Human-Information Interaction.

 

He earned his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin as a Fulbright Scholar and his Master and Bachelor degrees from the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I've written and said:

Links to my papers and talks here.

Find me on Google Scholar.

Recent media:

Gymnasieskolen | Jan. 28 2014

Perspektiv | Nov. 28 2013

Perspektiv | Nov. 28 2013

DR2 Morgen | Sept. 4 2013

DR P1 Morgen | Sept. 4 2013

dr.dk | Sept. 4 2013

Politiken | Aug. 13 2013

 

What I teach:

Information Ethics: Privacy and Surveillance | Spring 2015

Information Organizing Processes | Fall 2014

Vidensmedier (Knowledge Media) | Fall 2014

Information Ethics: Privacy and Surveillance | Spring 2014

Information and Cultural Studies' Theories and Traditons | Fall 2013

Information Ethics | Fall 2012

Where I've been:

Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen

Professor, 2012 -

Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada

Associate Professor, 2006-2012

Vice Dean, 2006-2009

Acting Dean, Fall 2008

Information School, University of Washington, USA

Assistant Professor, 2000-2006

Co-Director, Center for Human-Information Interaction, 2003-2006

Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark

Lecturer, 1996-2000

 

What I've done:

Ph.D., Library and Information Science, 2000

School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Master of Library and Information Science, 1994

Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark

Librarian (Bachelor degree in LIS), 1992

Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark

 

More information and data: Full CV