SIG/HFIS develops theories, fundamental concepts, and models of information science and cybernetics so that satisfactory theoretical frameworks will ultimately generate better information systems and services. It embraces philosophical, semiological, mathematical, physical, biological, psychological and sociological disciplines. Publication by members is highly encouraged as is vigorous interaction with other SIGs.

SIG HFIS maintains an invited representative on the editorial board of Information & Culture: A Journal of History (formerly Libraries & the Cultural Record). The representative is the current Chair of SIG HFIS. See

2017 – 2018 Officers:

Chair: Lynnsey Weissenberger
Chair-Elect: Rachel Ivy Clark
Past Chair: Ken Herold
Secretary: Shawn Martin
Treasurer: Stacy Wykle
Webmaster: Sarah Buchanan
Programs: Tim Gorichanaz


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