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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."

Association for Information Science and Technology Announces Editor-in-Chief of Annual Review of Information Science and Technology

By pyonker@asist.org | October 15, 2021

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has selected Dr. Lisa Given as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST). Dr. Given is currently a Professor of Information Science in the Centre for Design Innovation and Strategic Advisor, Research Capability Development at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne,…

International Digital Story Writing Competition!

By southasiachapterwebmaster@gmail.com | October 15, 2021

International Digital Story Writing Competition! “AI and Health” & “COVID-19: Imagine, Create & Share” This competition is for primary and secondary students from around the world and it’s more than just a competition. To equip students with knowledge and skills to participate competently in this fun and/or meaningful competition, a range of interesting workshops will…

2021 SIG Cabinet Election Results

By pyonker@asist.org | October 6, 2021

We are pleased to announce that next year’s Deputy SIG Cabinet Director will be Dr. Xiaohua (Awa) Zhu of the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Additionally, our two new SIG Cabinet Members will be Dr. Adam Worrall of the University of Alberta and Dr. Catherine Dumas of Simmons University. These individuals will assume office immediately…

Create a NISO Recommended Practice for Integrating Publisher and Repository Workflows to Improve Research Data-Article Links

By SC Webmaster | September 26, 2021

Voted YES on NISO New work Item to Create a NISO Recommended Practice for Integrating Publisher and Repository Workflows to Improve Research Data-Article Links Question: Do you approve of a Proposed New Work Item: Integrating Publisher and Repository Workflows to Improve Research Data-Article Links? Description: This ballot is to approve a proposed new work item…

SIG-AH Summer 2021 Newsletter

By SIGAH Webmaster | September 17, 2021

The SIG-AH Spring 2021 Digital Newsletter has been published. Please visit this URL to view: https://growthzonesitesprod.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/946/sigah-newsletter-summer2021.pdf

SIG SM Officer Election (2021/2022)

By SIGSM Webmaster | September 9, 2021

The SIG-Social Media (SM) invites you to participate in the 2021 SIG-SM Elections. Your vote is important. Please join this opportunity to contribute to SIG SM. The election is due before September 20, 2021. For more information and to vote, click here. Thank you for taking your time.

Call for SIG AH Officer Nominations Deadline: 20, September 2021

By SIGAH Webmaster | September 8, 2021

SIG AH is pleased to announce the call for nominations for officers for the 2021-22 year. We are seeking candidates for the open positions of Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, and Social Media – Communications Officer.  The SIG AH Committee service is a wonderful opportunity to help drive research and scholarship in information science and technology, combined…

Create a NISO Recommended Practice for unique electronic resource package identifiers

By SC Webmaster | September 3, 2021

Voted YES on Create a NISO Recommended Practice for unique electronic resource package identifiers Question: Do you approve of a Proposed New Work Item: Create a NISO Recommended Practice for unique electronic resource package identifiers? Description: This ballot is to approve a proposed new work item to create a NISO Recommended Practice for unique electronic…

ASIS&T Student Member Video Contest

By pyonker@asist.org | August 26, 2021

What “Information Science” Means to Me For 84 years, ASIS&T researchers and practitioners, along with those from related fields, have been pushing advancements in information understanding, technology, and use, making substantial progress and contributions. Our members have been at the forefront of improving the ways society stores, retrieves, analyzes, manages, archives and disseminates information. We…

UPCOMING SIG-STI VIRTUAL COFFEE HOURS

By SIGSTI Webmaster | August 22, 2021

Upcoming SIG-STI Virtual Coffee Hours Please join us for another SIG-STI Virtual Coffee Hour!  This one is scheduled for Wednesday, August 25th, at 01:00 UTC.  That works out to: 9:00 a.m. Wednesday in Nanjing, China 9:00 p.m. Tuesday in New York City 3:00 p.m. Tuesday in Honolulu, Hawaii 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in New Delhi, India…