This page will serve as the future home of the Bob Williams Leaders of Information Science Worldwide: In Their Own Words Project. For further information as this site is developed, please contact  Kathryn La Barre, ASIS&T Curator or Lydia Middleton, Executive Director.

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

This oral history project would not have been possible without the dedicated and inestimable leadership of Dr. Bob Williams, who directed the efforts of the University of South Carolina students and faculty at numerous institutions to identify and document the work of the pioneers and leaders of information science and technology worldwide. Documentation for each interviewee includes: oral history interviews and transcripts, identification of where their professional papers are located, a summary of their significant publications, and a brief resume/vita. Ultimately, all documentation related to the pioneers/leaders will be deposited in the ASIS&T archives at the University of Michigan Library Special Collections.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The original website design was developed and maintained by graduate students at the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science (USC SLIS) in the SLIS 725 class. Funding for this project was provided by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) under the guidance of the Special Interest Group, History and Foundations of Information Science (SIG/HFIS) and the 75th Anniversary Task Force of ASIS&T. Funding for the project is done by ASIS&T and University of South Carolina SLIS.

 


ABOUT OUR SPONSORS AND FUNDERS

ASIS&T
  • ASIS&T brings together information professionals leading the search for new  and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information.
  • ASIS&T encourages and supports personal and professional growth through opportunities for members to extend their knowledge and skills, develop and use professional networks, pursue career development goals and assume leadership roles in the Association and in the information community.
  • To achieve these goals, ASIS&T edits, publishes, and disseminates publications concerning research and development; convenes annual meetings providing a forum for papers, discussions, and major policy statements.
SIG-HFIS
  • 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.
USC SLIS
  • USC SLIS is a part of the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies and one of the nation’s youngest and most distinguished schools of library and information science education.
  • This project is sponsored by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) under the guidance of the Special Interest Group, History and Foundations of Information Science (SIG/HFIS) and the 75th Anniversary Task Force of ASIS&T. Funding for the project is done by ASIS&T and USC SLIS.

To learn more visit please visit their websites at:

ASIS&T
SIG-HFIS
USC SLIS