Harold Borko


Before entering academia, Harold Borko (1922-2012) had a prolific career at the System Development Corporation (SDC).  While at SDC, he “used a time-shared computer connected to teletypewriters and cathode ray tubes for search for and display titles and to compare various indexing methods” (Farkas-Conn).  Borko saw information science as “a true discipline that investigates the properties and behavior of information, the forces governing the flow of information, and the means for processing information for optimal accessibility and usability” (Shera).  In 1967, Bork took a faculty position at UCLA in the School of Library Service.

Awards received:

ASIS&T: Outstanding Information Science Teacher (1988); Award of Merit (1994)