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

2018 – 2019 Officers:

Chair: Rachel Ivy Clarke
Chair-Elect: Tim Gorichanaz
Past Chair: Lynnsey Weissenberger
Secretary/Treasurer: Ken Herold
Webmaster: Sarah Buchanan


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