Peter Hook

Peter Hook

Head of Digital and Scholarly Resources, Cornell University Law Library

888-497-8754 ext. 712

Peter Hook

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Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Information Science, Indiana University (2014).
  • M.S.LIS, University of Illinois (2000).
  • J.D., University of Kansas (1997).
  • B.A., English, Literature, University of Kansas (1994).


Awards and Honors

(2012). 2nd Place, ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition, 2012 ALISE Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, January 18.

Academic Interests

Data Analytics; Information Visualization; Legal Information; Reference, Information Policy; Online Searching; Legal Aspects of Librarianship; Academic Libraries; Bibliometrics/Scientometrics; History of Information; Information Infrastructures

Recent Publications

Hook, P. A. (2017). Using Course-Subject Co-Occurrence (CSCO) to Reveal the Structure of an Academic Discipline: A Framework to Evaluate Different Inputs of a Domain Map. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 68(1), 182-196. [Journal Website]. [Digital Commons]. 

Hook, P. A. (2016). A Longitudinal Metric Analysis of Course-Subjects to Reveal the Evolution of a Discipline: Changes in the Teaching Frequency and Ratio of Courses in Law Schools in the United States Over 80 Years. Journal of Scientometric Research, 5(1), 13-24. [Journal Website]. [PDF].

Hook, P. A. (2014). Evaluating the work of judges. In B. Cronin & C. R. Sugimoto (Eds.), Beyond bibliometrics: Harnessing multidimensional indicators of scholarly impact (pp. 345-364). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

Hook, P. A. (2007). The Aggregate Harmony Metric and a Statistical and Visual Contextualization of the Rehnquist Court: 50 Years of Data. Constitutional Commentary, 24(1), 221-264.

Hook, P. A. (2007). Domain Maps: Purposes, History, Parallels with Cartography, and Applications. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference Information Visualisation (IV '07), Zurich, Switzerland, July 4-6, pp. 442-446.

Hook, P. A. (2007). Visualizing the Topic Space of the United States Supreme Court. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI 2007), Madrid, Spain, June 25-27, pp. 387-396.

Hook, P. A. and Börner, K. (2005). Educational Knowledge Domain Visualizations: Tools to Navigate, Understand, and Internalize the Structure of Scholarly Knowledge and Expertise. In Amanda Spink and Charles Cole (eds.) New Directions in Cognitive Information Retrieval. Springer-Verlag.

Hook, P. A., (2002). Creating an Online Tutorial and Pathfinder. Law Library Journal 94:2, 243-265.

Hook, P. A., (2002). Law Librarians Can Help You Save Money and Do Better Research. Illinois Bar Journal 90, 373-375.

Courses taught

LIS 7060 - Academic Libraries
LIS 7491 - Data Analytics
LIS 7492 - Information Visualization
LIS 8000 - Information Policy

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