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educator , Information scientist

Charles Percy Bourne, American Information scientist, educator. Recipient annual award of merit American Documentation Institute, 1965. Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1950-1951. Member American Society Information Science (president 1970), American Library Association (director information science and automation division 1966-1967), National Information Standards Organisation (board directors 1987-1990).

Background

Bourne, Charles Percy was born on September 2, 1931 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Frank Percy and Edith (Dunlap) Bourne.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University California, Berkeley, 1957. Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Stanford, 1963.

Career

Senior research engineer, Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, California, 1957-1966;vice president, Information General Corporation, Palo Alto, Californiavice president, 1966-1970president, Charles Bourne & Associates, Menlo Park, since 1970;professor in residence, School Library and Information Studiesdirector, Institute Library Research University of California-Berkeley, 1971-1977;vice president general information division, Dialog Information Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Palo Alto, 1977-1992. Research in information science for libraries, schools, academics, including Library of Congress, National Agricultural Library, United States Patent Office, National Academy Science. Guest lecturer universities including University of California at Berkeley, 1963-1966.

Sarada Ranganathan lecturer, Bangalore, India, 1978. Consultant correspondent National Academy Science commission on science and technical information, 1968-1970. Member of advisory board Chemical Abstracts, 1965-1968, Encyclopedia Library and Information Sciences, since 1967, Documentation Abstracts, 1968-1969, Annual Review Information Science and Technology, 1966.

Member of advisory board World Affairs Report, 1987-1990. United States representative to acom. of International Federation for Documentation, 1966-1976. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization consultant to Indonesia and Tanzania.

National Academy Sciences consultant to Ghana, 1976. Member United States-Egyptian Task Force on Technology Information Problems, 1976, United States delegate United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Intergovtl. Conference Science and Technology Information for Development, 1979.

Member Network Advisory Committee Library of Congress, 1987-1992. Delegate -at-large White House Conference library and Information Superior vena cava syndrome, 1991.

Works

Membership

Served active United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1950-1951. Member American Society Information Science and Technology (president 1970, Best Information Science Book award 2004), American Library Association (director information science and automation division 1966-1967), National Information Standards Organization (board directors 1987-1990).

Connections

Married Elizabeth A. Scheidtmann, August 15, 1953. Children– Glen Wade, Holly Annual.

father:
Frank Percy Bourne

mother:
Edith (Dunlap) Bourne

spouse:
Elizabeth A. Scheidtmann

children:
Glen Wade Bourne

Holly Annual Bourne