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Association for Information Science and Technology Announces Editor-in-Chief of Annual Review of Information Science and Technology

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has selected Dr. Lisa Given as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST).

Dr. Given is currently a Professor of Information Science in the Centre for Design Innovation and Strategic Advisor, Research Capability Development at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.  Her prior positions include as Dean (Research and Development) for the disciplines of Health, Arts & Design at Swinburne University of Technology and research leadership roles at Charles Sturt University (Australia) and University of Alberta (Canada), including as a former Director of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology. Dr. Given also served as president of ASIS&T in 2018.

A publication of ASIS&T, ARIST is a collection of systematic reviews published over a calendar year. The goal of ARIST is to update readers on the latest developments in the broad field of information science and technology through comprehensive reviews of selected topics. ARIST was a publication of ASIS&T from 1966 through 2008, and in 2021 the ASIS&T Board of Directors voted to resurrect the publication.

The search committee charged with selecting an editor-in-chief for the re-launched ARIST recommended the appointment of Dr. Lisa Given, saying, “Our selection of Lisa Given is determined largely by her forward-looking and innovative vision for the Review and her commitment to making the publication valuable to both a new audience, many of whom may not have encountered the Review before, and those who knew and loved the Review in the past and eagerly anticipate its return.”

In speaking about her appointment, Dr. Given said: “I am thrilled to be appointed Editor-in-Chief to guide the relaunch of ARIST. These reviews were invaluable to me as a PhD student and in the early years of my career, to learn about the breadth and depth of our research areas. The field has grown and evolved significantly during ARIST’s hiatus, so we have much ground to cover in the coming years.”