2008 ASIS&T SIG-III International Paper Contest winners

The American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group on International Information Issues (SIG III) is pleased to announce the following winners of its 9th International Paper Contest:

First Place Winner:
Maqsood Ahmad Shaheen. Use of social networks and information seeking behavior of students during political crises in Pakistan. (Pakistan)

Second Place Winner:
Neela J. Deshpande & S K Pathak. Use of electronic journals in astronomy and astrophysics libraries and information centres in India: A users’ perspective. (India)

Third Place Winner:
Manjunatha K. Technology and customer expectation in academic libraries: A special reference to technical/management libraries in Karnataka. (India)

Fourth Place Winner:
S. M. Pujar, R. K. Kamat, S. Y. Bansode, R. R. Kamat, & S. H. Katigennavar. Identifying and exploiting human needs for people centric evolving knowledge society: A case study of Indian ICT emergence. (India)

Fifth Place Winner:
Tariq Ashraf. Empowering people through information: A case study of India’s right to information act. (India)

Sixth Place Winner:
Pramila Dangwal. Information: By the people, for the people, for development. (India)

The principal authors of each of the six winning papers will be awarded a two-year individual membership to ASIS&T. In addition, the first place winner will be awarded a minimum of $1,000 to attend the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, October 24-29, 2008. Congratulations to all winners!Contributed by the SIG-III Blog Admininistrator