Pioneers of Information Science

Please Note: This portion of the website is under development. Please check back in November for the full site.

This project was initiated by Dr. Robert V. Williams, Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina. The project is funded by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), including the Special Interest Group on Foundations and History of Information Science (SIG HFIS), and the University of South Carolina College of Library and Information Science. The objectives of the project are to locate and document the archives and personal papers of individuals and organizations considered significant to the history of Information Science and Technology in the 20th century. While the project started focusing on pioneers in the US and Canada, it has extended globally to include important pioneers worldwide. The site was originally created in 1996 and is updated on a regular basis. To recommend a pioneer for inclusion, please contact ASIS&T.