Welcome to SIG-AH

SIG AH explores the applications of information science to the full range of activities in the arts and humanities.

About Our SIG

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 our parent society. Read more about these programs in our Newsletters. 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!

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Resources & Publications

This area provides a research pathfinder for related organizations, institutional and disciplinary groups, publications, relevant resources / reports / writings, and digital collections. Please contact the webmaster with suggestions, additions, and comments.

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How to Join

To be a member, one first needs to be a member of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). When completing the Membership Application Form, select the special interest group (SIG) of your choice.

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