Hope Olson

Hope Olson

  • Professor Emerita, School of Information Studies

Professor Emerita


  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Library and Information Studies, 1996
  • MLS, University of Toronto ,1974
  • BA, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, 1972

Courses Taught

511 Organization of Information
711 Cataloging and Classification
716 Indexing and Abstracting

Sample Publications

Olson, H. A. (2002). The Power to Name: Locating the limits of subject representation in libraries. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic.

Olson, H. A. (ed.). (2002). Information resources in women’s studies and feminism. München, Germany: K.G. Saur.

Olson, H. A., and Wolfram, D. (2008). Syntagmatic relationships and indexing consistency on a larger scale. Journal of Documentation 64(4): 602-615.

Olson, H. A. (2006). Codes, costs, and critiques: The organization of information in Library Quarterly, 1931-2004. Library Quarterly.76(1): 19-35.

Lee, H.-L., and H. A.  (2005). Hierarchical navigation: An exploration of Yahoo! Directories. Knowledge Organization 32(1): 10-24.