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 ofInformation & Culture: A Journal of History (formerly Libraries & the Cultural Record). The representative is the current Chair of SIG HFIS. See

2015 – 2016 Officers
Ken Herold, Chair
Jenna Hartel, Chair-Elect
Yao (Emma) Zhang, Treasurer/Secretary
Sarah Buchanan, Webmaster
Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan, Past Chair


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