SIG-III announces 2012 International Paper Contest winners

SIG-III is pleased to announce winners for the 2012 (or 13th) International Paper Contest. This year we received 14 papers from all-across Asia and Africa. The first place award goes to Muhammad Sajid Mirza AND Dr. Khalid Mahmood, both from Pakistan. Their paper is titled “Electronic resources and services in Pakistani university libraries: A survey of users’ satisfaction.” As principal author, Muhammad Sajid Mirza will be awarded a two-year membership to ASIS&T, as well as funding to travel to this year’s annual Meeting.

The second place award goes to Yahya Ibrahim Harnade, from Nigeria, and will be awarded a two-year membership to ASIS&T. Yahya’s paper is titled: “Authorship Patterns in Engineering Education.”

Third place winner is Lallaisangzuali from India and the paper is titled: “Information Needs and Seeking Behaviour of Social Science Post-Graduate Students and Research Scholars of Mizoram University: A Case Study.”

We have a double fourth place winners this year. One of the fourth place winners is Irene Onyancha from Ethiopia and her paper is titled “Addressing Institutional Dementia in Africa: The case of the ECA Institutional Repository – A knowledge base on African socio-economic development.” The other fourth place winners are Ibrahim Usman Alhaji AND Yahya Ibrahim Harnade from Nigeri. Their paper is titled: “Basic Literature of Diabetes: A Bibliometrics Analysis of Three Countries in Different World Regions.”

Those winning papers and other submitted papers for the competition will be considered for publication by Elsevier’s International Information and Library Review: The principal authors of each of the three winning papers will be awarded a two-year individual membership to ASIS&T. In addition, the first place winner will be awarded a maximum of $2,000 to attend the 2012 ASIS&T Annual Conference.

Please join SIG-III in congratulating our 2012 Contest winners! We hope you will come meet them at the International Reception at this year’s ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, October 26-30, 2012: