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SIG News- March 2022


SIG-AH Virtual Symposium

Title: Documenting, Describing, Differentiating: Stories of Singular Object Collections

Date and Time: Thursday, April 21, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Abstract: As information professionals, we may be familiar with the general requirements for accessioning, documentation, and management of arts and humanities object collections. But what happens when you have a very specific object collection? General schemas, content standards, and controlled vocabularies often will not reach into these darker corners of collection management. To discuss some of these issues, we have gathered a set of speakers to share about how they manage and describe specific object collections. What additional vocabulary are needed? Beyond an individual identifier, how do you differentiate one seemingly similar object from a thousand others? How do amateur collectors approach their collections and these questions in comparison with institutional curators? We hope to answer some of these questions by inviting a combination of amateur and institutional collectors to share their focused collections in this engaging half-day symposium. Registration is now open.



The Special Interest Group on the History and Foundations of Information Science (SIG-HFIS) of ASIS&T seeks submissions and nominations for the 2022 Bob Williams History Awards. Applicants need not be ASIS&T members.  Submissions and nominations are due on May 15, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. US Pacific Time. Please see the announcement for submission details and criteria.



We are excited to share the latest publications from the SIG SM community for the SIG SM community. Thank you Vivek Singh, Laurie Bonnici, Amir Karami and Tara Zimmerman for sharing your research.

The next possibility to share with us your research updates will be due on June 5th, 2022. Did you present a poster or a paper related to Social Media research in the last months?
Are you working on a project?
Did you attend conferences/workshops related to social media?

We would be happy if you might share with us that news, and we can integrate it into the next SIG SM Digest.

Please fill out the following form for the next SIG SM Digest until June 05, 2022:
Click here

Thank you in advance.
We are looking forward to your updates.



The SIG Scientific & Technical Information (STI) is planning on doing a series of webinars for ASIS&T members. We would like to hear from you about potential webinar topics you would be interested in.

By completing this survey you will be helping us prepare for potential interesting webinars for all members.
Survey link:

Thank you for your time and help, and please feel free to contact Yuehua Zhao ( if you have any questions or would like to participate as a speaker.



SIG-USE and the ASIS&T Midwest Chapter invite you to a joint social hour over Zoom on 4/11.

Anyone is welcome to join, but we especially encourage those in the central US interested in the connection between information use (behaviors, practices, etc.).

Time: Monday, April 11th, 2022, 2pm Central Time, 3pm Eastern Time

Hosted by:

Nathan Davis, SIG-USE, The University of Texas at Austin

Timothy J. Dickey, Midwest Chapter, Kent State University