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The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is the preeminent professional association that bridges the gap between information science practice and research. ASIS&T members represent the fields of Information Science, Computer Science, Linguistics, Management, Librarianship, Engineering, Data Science, Information Architecture, Law, Medicine, Chemistry, Education, and related Technology.

Hence, ASIS&T Africa Chapter brings together students, professionals and academics in these fields, who reside or are from Africa.

ASIS&T Africa Chapter Approved

The Board of Directors of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) approved the new ASIS&T Africa Chapter on 17 June 2020.

The purpose of the Chapter is to provide an organization through which members of ASIS&T located within the Chapter area (Africa) may participate in and carry forward the programs and purposes of ASIS&T. The Chapter shall promote the interests of the Association and its programs and shall make every reasonable effort to involve students of information science and related disciplines who are located within its boundaries.

"The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is the only professional association that bridges the gap between information science practice and research. For nearly 80 years, ASIS&T has been leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information.

Our members—thousands of researchers, developers, practitioners, students, and professors in the field of information science and technology from 50 countries around the world—have made ASIS&T an important part of their professional development.

Members share a common interest in improving the ways society stores, retrieves, analyzes, manages, archives and disseminates information."

Conference Support Award Winners

By NEASIST Webmaster | July 27, 2021

We are pleased to announce the 2021 NEASIST Conference Support Award recipients: Katherine Leonard, School of Library Information Science, Simmons University. Katherine is the Marketing Chair of the student chapter of ASIS&T at Simmons University. She looks forward to attending sessions related to her career path of knowledge management, data governance, and taxonomy and has…

Metrics 2021 ASIS&T SIG/MET Workshop sponsored by Elsevier

By SIGMET Webmaster | July 26, 2021

Metrics 2021 ASIS&T SIG/MET Workshop sponsored by Elsevier Part I: Saturday, October 23, 2021, 8:00am – 12:00pm EDT Part II: Sunday, October 24, 2021, 8:00am – 12:00pm EDT The ASIS&T Special Interest Group for Metrics (SIG/MET) invites contributions to the METRICS 2021 workshop, which will be held prior to the 84th ASIS&T Annual Meeting. The workshop continues the successful…

Withdrawal ISO 10754, Extension of the Cyrillic alphabet character set

By SC Webmaster | July 25, 2021

Voted APPROVE on Withdrawal ISO 10754, Extension of the Cyrillic alphabet character set Question: Do you agree with the proposal for withdrawal of ISO 10754? Description: Resolution 2021/08 – Withdrawal of ISO 10754:1996 – ISO/TC 46/SC4 – notes the comments and the ballot results of the Systematic Review of ISO 10754: 1996: “Extension of the…

Withdrawal ISO 21047, Information and documentation – International Standard Text Code (ISTC)

By SC Webmaster | July 25, 2021

Voted APPROVE on Withdrawal ISO 21047, Information and documentation – International Standard Text Code (ISTC) Question: Do you agree with the proposal for withdrawal of ISO 21047? Description: ISO/TC 46/SC 9 notes the recommendation of ISO/TC 46/SC 9/AHG 2 (ISO TC 46/SC 9/AHG 2/N 18) to withdraw ISO 21047:2007 Information and documentation – International Standard…

“Designing Sustainable Online Support: Examining the Effects of Design Change in Forty-Nine Online Health Support Communities” Selected for 2021 JASIST Best Paper Award

By pyonker@asist.org | July 16, 2021

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that “Designing Sustainable Online Support: Examining the Effects of Design Change in Forty-Nine Online Health Support Communities” written by Drs. Joshua Introne, Ingrid Erickson, Bryan Semaan, and Sean Goggins, published in Volume 71, Issue 4 of the Journal of the Association for Information…

“Hacking Diversity” to Receive ASIS&T 2021 Best Information Science Book Award

By pyonker@asist.org | July 16, 2021

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures, written by Christina Dunbar-Hester of the University of Southern California and published by Princeton University Press is the recipient of the ASIS&T Best Information Science Book Award for 2021. The award’s purpose is to…

NISO Z39.4-202x, Criteria For Indexes

By SC Webmaster | July 2, 2021

Voted YES with Comments on NISO Z39.4-202x, Criteria For Indexes Question: Do you approve this standard (NISO Z39.4, Criteria for Indexes) for publication as an American National Standard? Description: This standard provides guidelines for the content, organization, and presentation of indexes used for the retrieval of documents and parts of documents. It deals with the…

2021 Board Election Results

By Lydia Middleton | July 1, 2021

Congratulations to the members who have been elected to the ASIS&T Board of Directors for the 2021 – 2023 term. These individuals will assume office immediately following the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. President-Elect Abebe Rorissa Read Bio & Position Statement Directors-at-Large Joan Bartlett Read Bio & Position Statement Maria Bonn Read Bio & Position Statement Jia…

European Chapter invites you to Coffee with the Author Oct 15

By Europe Webmaster | June 30, 2021

The European Chapter Presents Coffee with the Author! ASIS&T’s EU Chapter warmly invites you to enjoy coffee and a chat with author Dr. Rafael Ball Zoom: will follow via iConnect Bibliometrics and altmetrics are increasingly becoming the focus of interest in the context of research evaluation. The Handbook Bibliometrics provides a comprehensive introduction to quantifying scientific…

New NISO Committee to Develop Taxonomy for Peer Review

By SC Webmaster | June 24, 2021

Voted YES on Create an ANSI/NISO standard for a taxonomy for peer review Question: Do you approve of a Proposed New Work Item: Create an ANSI/NISO standard for a taxonomy for peer review? Description: This ballot is to approve a proposed new work item to create an ANSI/NISO standard for a taxonomy for peer review.