OCLC is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Carol A. Bean as associate editor of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). Carol comes to us from her position as Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Biomedical Informatics Research at Stanford University, the culmination of an illustrious career combining medical informatics and knowledge organization.
The medical informatics perspective is evident in positions Carol has held as research information scientist, biomedical informatics program officer, and chief enterprise terminology officer within the (U.S.) National Institutes of Health (NIH) and as director of the Office for Certification in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).
The knowledge organization perspective is visible through a faculty appointment in the School of Information Sciences of the University of Tennessee, where Dr. Bean taught courses in cataloging and classification, abstracting and indexing, and health care informatics. Carol’s research and publications have focused on, inter alia, relationships in knowledge organization systems (KOS), creating mappings between KOS, semantic interoperability, information extraction from medical texts, and topical relevance relationships.
She holds graduate degrees in biopsychology (University of Georgia), information science (University of Maryland), epidemiology/biostatistics (University of California), and medical informatics (Columbia University).
Carol is based in the Dewey Editorial Office at the Library of Congress. Please join us in welcoming Carol to the Dewey editorial team.