ASIS&T SIG HFIS : History & Foundations of Information Science

Association for Information Science & Technology :


Welcome to our site! SIG HFIS is the Special Interest Group on the History and Foundations of Information Science of ASIS&T, the Association for Information Society & Technology. For more on the ASIS&T SIGs and their functions see

Our Mission Statement: SIG HFIS encourages and supports work on the history and theoretical development of information science. It serves as a forum for the interaction of all fields of study that have the potential for increasing understanding of the history, theories, fundamental concepts, and models of information science. (Adopted 1995 when the SIG took on its present name).

Current news: we invite submissions and nominations for the 2019 Bob Williams History Awards. There are two awards: the Bob Williams Research Grant and the Bob Williams Research Paper Award.

About our Logo (Artist Credit: Molly Dolan (1974-2017)): Can an antelope be a document? What is a “document”?

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