Friday, 30 July 2010

Jack Mills 1918-2010

ISKO UK is sorry to announce the death of Jack Mills, on 9 July 2010, at his home in London, at the age of 91.

Jack had a long and distinguished career as a professional librarian, academic, teacher and researcher, and, for the last 40 years, as Editor of the Bliss Bibliographic Classification, Second Edition (BC2).

In recent years his work had been marked by the award of an Honorary Fellowship of CILIP, and the Tony Keny Strix award for services to information retrieval. He was also honoured by the (then) American Society for Information Science as one of a handful of British information professionals nominated as 'Pioneers of Information Science'.

His death was unexpected and peaceful, sitting in his garden at home, and, as usual, he had been working on BC2 during the day. A fuller tribute will appear on the ISKO UK website, and in the Knowledge Organization journal.

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