Howard Besser teaches "Impact of New Information Resources: Multimedia and Networks" in UC Berkeley's School of Library and Information Studies. He works 2/3 time for the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal, where he is in charge of long-range planning for information for CCA's library, museum, and research database. Howard travels a lot, but most of the traveling is neither to Berkeley or Montreal. His vita shows that he spends most of his time speaking at conferences, where he is often introduced by flashy biographical sketches.
Howard's two main interest areas are multimedia databases (particularly in
cultural institutions) and the social effects of information technology. He
is currently working on a book on Image Databases as part of the ASIS Monograph
series, as well as a book on the social effects of information technology. This
set of Mosaic resources ("Impact") was set up as part of his UC Berkeley course.