Research Award

This award will be for a maximum of $2,000 and will be awarded for the best research proposal. All topics relevant to the history of information science and technology may be proposed.

Best Paper Award

This award will be for a maximum of $500 and will be awarded for the best paper. All topics relevant to the history of information science and technology will be considered.

Past recipients:

2016
Research Grant:  Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan, Information Science: Origins, Theories & Paradigms. A Comparative Approach

Research Paper Award: Gabor Szommer, Parallel expansions: The role of information during the formative years of the English East India Company

2015
Research Grant:  Ronald E. Day, Indexing It All: The Subject in the Age of Documentation, Information, and Data (History and Foundations of Information Science) 

2013
Research Grant:  Kalpana Shankar, Indiana University and  Kristin Eschenfelder, “Social Science Data Archives: A Historical View of Sustainability, Access and Use”

Research Paper Award:  Xiaohua Zhu, “Who had access to JURIS?: A failed case of open access”

2011
Research Grant:  Trudi Bellardo Hahn and Diane Barlow, “The Fortuitous Confluence of Helen Brownson, the National Science Foundation, and Information Science”

2010
Research Grant: Andrew Russell (Stevens Institute of Technology), “An open world: ideological origins of network standards”

Research Paper Award: Sarah Buchanan (UCLA), “Name’s the Same? The Los Angeles Chapter of ASIS&T upon its Semicentennial”