|WORKED AT:||Institute for Advanced Study; IBM; University of Michigan|
Kochen believed that "authoritative, accurate, easy to access, and easy to understand information could some day be provided to anyone who sought it on almost any topic of interest. He saw collaboration as the key to solving many large problems--in this saw an opportunity for efficient and effective communication by personal networking, avoiding the slow established organizational channels that often separate us" (In Memoriam).
At IBM, he analyzed information needs of scientists and also studied and evaluated information systems. He was professor of information science in the Univeristy of Michigan Mental Health Research Institute (MHRI) from 1965 until his death in 1974. Kochen wrote eight books including Information for Action and The Growth of Knowledge.
|INCLUDES:||Only limited information in the IBM Archives. See separate IBM entry.|