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Welcome to Ron Day's web site.

I am a professor in the Department of Information and Library Science in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. My research is in the philosophy, history, politics, and culture of information, documentation, knowledge, and communication in the 20th and into the 21st centuries. The approach that I take is that of Critical Information Studies/ Critical Informatics. In this approach I use rhetorical, conceptual, and historical analyses.

I have written and edited several books: Indexing it All: The Subject in the Age of Documentation, Information, and Data (MIT Press: 2014); The Modern Invention of Information: Discourse, History, and Power (Southern Illinois University Press: 2001); co-translator and editor into English of the mid-twentieth century French documentalist Suzanne Briet's book, What is Documentation? (Scarecrow Press, 2006); and co-editor with Claire McInerney of the collection, Rethinking Knowledge Management: From Knowledge Objects to Knowledge Processes (Springer, 2007). I have also written numerous articles and book chapters.