About SIG AH
SIG AH explores the applications of information science to the full range of activities in the arts and humanities. This includes the computerized storage and retrieval of text, image and sound; new methods for the organization of scholarly work; bibliometric and other studies of information dissemination; artistic use of information technology; and the social structure of disciplines in the arts and humanities. SIG AH also has an abiding interest in the humanistic implications of information technology and the information society.
-- Mission statement rev. Ralph Dumain, ca. 2000
SIG AH has presented programs as a Special Interest Group since it was chartered in 1968 by the Association for Information Science. Read more on our History page. We debuted our logo (above) at the 2011 ASIS&T Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Read more about digital humanities (DH) topics in the April/May 2012 issue of the ASIST Bulletin, guest edited by our SIG Chair, and peruse our DH-related Resources page. Check out our ASIST Activities page for current events!
Since 1937, the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has been the society for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information. The mission of the Association for Information Science and Technology is to advance the information sciences and related applications of information technology by providing focus, opportunity, and support to information professionals and organizations.