Distinguished Professor & Presidential Chair of Information Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

phone: (310) 825-6164; fax: (310) 206-4460


Christine L. Borgman is Distinguished Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA. Prof. Borgman is the author of more than 200 publications in information studies, computer science, and communication, including three sole-authored monographs. Her newest book, Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World, was published by MIT Press in 2015. Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet (MIT Press, 2007) and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in a Networked World (MIT Press, 2000) each won the Best Information Science Book of the Year award from the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST).

She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Association for Computing Machinery; a recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Award from the Coalition for Networked Information, Association for Research Libraries, and EDUCAUSE; the Research in Information Science Award from ASIST; and a Legacy Laureate of the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the advisor board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, U.S. Co-Chair of the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation and Attribution, and previously served on the U.S. National Academies’ Board on Research Data and Information and the U.S. National CODATA.

Among the editorial boards on which she serves are the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology and PLOS One. Recent keynote and plenary lectures include the Research Data Alliance (2014, Amsterdam), VALA (Melbourne, 2014), Library of Congress (2014), Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (Malta, 2013), Astrophysics Data System 20th Anniversary Symposium (Harvard, 2013), and Italian National Research Council (Rome, 2013).

In 2012-2013, Prof. Borgman was an Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow at Balliol College, University of Oxford, and a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and at the Oxford eResearch Centre. She holds the Ph.D. in Communication from Stanford University, M.L.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, and B.A. in Mathematics from Michigan State University.