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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."

ISO 25964-1:2011 Information and Retrieval – Thesauri and Interoperability with Other Vocabularies – Part 1: Thesauri for Information Retrieval

By SC Webmaster | May 17, 2022

Voted REVISE on ISO 25964-1:2011 Information and Retrieval – Thesauri and Interoperability with Other Vocabularies – Part 1: Thesauri for Information Retrieva Description: This part of ISO 25964 gives recommendations for the development and maintenance of thesauri intended for information retrieval applications. It is applicable to vocabularies used for retrieving information from all types of…

Proposed Bylaws Amendments – Public Comment Open

By Lydia Middleton | May 16, 2022

The ASIS&T Governance Committee has put forth two amendments to the the ASIS&T Bylaws as follows: Reinstatement of Immediate Past President as chair of the Nominations Committee Until 2019 the Immediate Past President was chair of the Nominations Committee. Due to some comments made to Board members at the 2018 Annual Meeting that left a…

Global Scholars from Multi-organizations Join the Webinar on Information Equality, presented by Professor from Nankai University

By APChapter Webmaster | May 16, 2022

Global Scholars from Multi-organizations Join the Webinar on Information Equality, presented by Professor from Nankai University Presenter: Liangzhi Yu, Ph.D. On May 13, a webinar sponsored jointly by The Asia Pacific Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T-AP) and The Information Behavior Chapter of the Chinese Society for Scientific and Technical Information…

ARIST Editorial Board Announced

By pyonker@asist.org | May 13, 2022

Lisa Given, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST) is pleased to announce the appointment of the new ARIST Editorial Board. The Board includes experts drawn from around the globe and across the disciplines of information science, computing science, and technology studies. ARIST‘s mandate is to be inclusive of a…

Call for Papers: JASIST Special Issue on “Re-orienting Search Engine Research in Information Science”

By pyonker@asist.org | May 12, 2022

Overview General web search engines are an essential part of today’s information infrastructure. They have made it possible to find almost anything on the Internet by typing a few keywords into an empty search box. In fact, search engines have become so integrated into devices and practices that you can get an answer before you…

Call for Abstracts: Information Science Trends (IST’22): Untold Stories

By Europe Webmaster | May 11, 2022

Call for papers for the IST’22 conference organised by the ASIS&T European Chapter (June 17-19, 2022).

ISO FDIS 3297 International Serial Standard Number (ISSN)

By SC Webmaster | May 9, 2022

Voted APPROVE on ISO FDIS 3297 International Serial Standard Number (ISSN) Question: Question: Do you approve the technical content of ISO/FDIS 3297 for publication Description: This document defines and promotes the use of a standard code (ISSN) for the unique identification of serials and other continuing resources. Each International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a…

SIG-III International Workshop on Publishing Impactful Research

By Webmaster SIGIII | May 2, 2022

International Workshop on Publishing Impactful Research Date: Friday, June 10, 2022 Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM (EDT) Platform: Zoom Registration: bit.ly/sigiii-workshop-2022 ASIS&T SIG-III is delighted to announce an international workshop on Publishing Impactful Research. This event will happen online on June 10, 2022. Please do the registration, see the program schedule, abstract and bios of…

ASIS&T European Chapter presents: Let’s talk about theory! With Profs. Tom Wilson & Nigel Ford

By Europe Webmaster | April 25, 2022

ASIS&T’s European Chapter warmly invites you to a discussion about theory and Information Behaviour with Professors Tom Wilson & Nigel Ford on Friday, May 13th 2022, 1-2pm BST. Professors Ford and Wilson will debate the meaning of theory in Information Behaviour. Questions may include: What is theory? What theories are there in Information Behaviour? Does…

ISO Transliteration Standards Votes

By SC Webmaster | April 22, 2022

The ASIST Standards Committee Voted CONFIRM on the following ISO review of some transiteration standards Systematic Review – ISO15919:2001 Transliteration of Devanagari and Eric Indic Scripts to Latin Characters Systematic Review – ISO 259-2:1994 Transliteration of Hebrew Characters – Part 2 Simplified Transliteration  Systematic Review – ISO 259:1984 Transliteration of Hebrew Characters into Latin Characters…