Before she became professor at Syracuse, Cochrane (b.1929) was Associate Director of the Documentation Research Project at the American Institute of Physics. Under her ASIS&T presidency, the organization began a continuing education program and prepared in international information science directory. Cochrane consulted many organizations; as a UNESCO (UNISIST program) consultant, she prepared guidelines for organizing training courses, workshops, and seminars in technical information and documentation.
Cochrane edited the Handbook on Information Systems and Services for Developing Countries. She was appointed to the Committee on International Scientific and Technical Information Programs (CISTIP) of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council. Cochrane’s interests include computer-based reference services, indexing and abstracting, and education for library and information science. For a more complete biography, see Kathryn LaBarre, “Pauline Atherton Cochrane: Weaving Value from the Past,” in Libraries and the Cultural Record, vol. 45, no. 2, 2010.
ASIS&T: President (1971)
Pauline Cochrane Papers:
Syracuse University Library, Special Collections Department, Syracuse, NY (Personal/professional papers, includes an oral history (1966-1986), Box 13 9669 RG 13, guide is available online)