Dr. Péter Jacsó is a professor at the Library and Information Science Program of the Department of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Hawaii.
For his course development work he received the Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award in Library and Information Studies from the Association of Library and Information Science Educators.
For his teaching he received the Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award of the American Society for Information Science & Technology and the Institute for Scientific Information.
For his writings he received the Louis Shores-Oryx Press Award for excellence in the reviewing of databases from the American Library Association Reference & User Services Association, the Excellence in Writing Award of UMI, and the Electronic Library Best Paper of the Year Award of Learned Information Ltd. and GEAC.
His research area includes such topics as citation analysis and the impact factor of scholarly journals, database quality, information retrieval software, open access databases, content and software evaluation of scholarly digital archives and digital reference sources.
He has published several books, and conference papers, and wrote over 500 papers and reviews in research publications such as the Annual Review of Information Science & Technology, Current Science, Cortex, Library Software Review, Library & Information Science Research, and in his regular columns and editorials in Online, Database, Online Information Review, Computers in Libraries, Information Today, as well as inthis Web-born review column hosted by the Gale Group.
He has been very active on the conference circuit as speaker, organizer, chair and workshop presenter in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He was the keynote speaker at the Asia & Oceania section of IFLA 2006, the InfoPro 2005 conference of the Japan Society for Information Science and Technology, the 7th Australasian Online Conference, and the 3rd South African Online Conference
He has offered many workshops and tutorials about his research topics at the International Online Meetings, the Internet Librarian conference, the National Online Meetings, the ALA Midwinter Conference, at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Annual Meeting of the Japan Information Science and Technology Association, and at the 9th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries.
Recently, he completed a series of tutorials about open access scholarly databases in Manila and Bangkok, another series of tutorials about citation-enhanced databases in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and was an invited speaker at the annual meeting of the UK Serials Group at the University of Warwick. For further information see http://www2.hawaii.edu/~jacso/