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    ASIS&T Update from ASIS&T President

    by Lynn Silipigni Connaway Lynn Silipigni Connaway is the 2016-2017 ASIS&T President. She is Senior Research Scientist and Director of User Research at OCLC Research. She can be reached at connawal<at>oclc.org   I am happy to report that ASIS&T has been very active again in providing events and opportunities for our members to engage and […]
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    Past President Caidi’s Keynote Covered in Information Today

    Immediate Past President, Nadia Caidi was the Keynote Speaker at the RAILS conference in Wellington, New Zealand on December 7, 2016. Her presentation, “Diversity by Design: The Way Forward” was focused on diversity and librarianship was not only timely, but well presented. She talks about the moral obligation of libraries and their staff to proactively […]
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    April 2017 JASIST Now Available Online

    The newest edition of JASIST (April 2017) is now available online for review by members and subscribers. With 16 research articles ranging from Behavior-Based Personalization in Web Search to Metrics for Openness there’s something for everyone. Also in this issue are reviews on a Comparative Opinion Mining and A Survey on Tag Recommendation Methods as […]
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    ASIS&T Presentation @ iSchool Conference

    ASIS&T Chapters and SIGs are collaborating on an ASIS&T presentation at the iSchool conference in Wuhan, China (March 22-25th). The Asian Pacific, Euro, Euro Student and Taipei Chapters, along with SIG III will all discuss their programs and how their activities closely support the iSchool concept. In addition they will discuss the value of ASIS&T membership […]
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    Bob Williams History Fund

    Dr. Robert V. Williams, affectionately known as Dr. Bob, passed away January 14, 2017. Bob Williams created the archival studies program, was an architect of the library school/history joint degree, and designed the undergraduate program in Information Science for the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina.  He received the […]
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    Eugene Garfield, PhD Memoriam (1925 – 2017)

    The ASIS&T Board and the Information Science community mourn the passing of Dr. Eugene Garfield who passed away on February 26, 2017. Dr. Garfield was an exemplary leader of the Information Science field. He developed Current Contents, Science Citation Index and many other indexes in the sciences. He established the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) […]
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    In Memoriam of Melvin Earl (“Bill”) Maron

    Professor Emeritus Melvin “Bill” Earl Maron joined ASIS&T in 1975. He was a noted pioneer of Information Science, especially for his early contributions to data-base design, probabilistic information retrieval, and with David Blair on retrieval performance evaluation. In 1951 Bill received his Ph.D. in philosophy under the mentorship of Dr. Hans Reichenbach, a famous philosopher […]
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    Symposium on Research Design, Paper Writing & Publishing in Information Science

    ASIS&T’s Asia Pacific Chapter and Taipei Chapter and the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong will be holding a Symposium on March 27, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  ASIS&T President, Lynn Silipigni Connaway will be one of the presenters at this event. The captioned symposium tries to equip research students and […]
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    Short Survey Request for ARIST

      In Spring 2016, ASIST Publications Committee surveyed ASIS&T Publications’ users concerning their needs of ASIS&T current publications. Numerous comments focused on the former Annual Review of Information Science & Technology (ARIST), which ceased to be published in 2011. Given that volume of feedback, this survey focuses specifically on ARIST.  We are asking for your […]
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    The Feb/Mar Issue of the Bulletin is now Online

    The February/March issue of the Bulletin in now available online. The issue covers the 2016 Annual Meeting in Copenhagen and highlights the best of what the conference had to offer. There are articles from the European perspective, on the award winners, special events and the invited speakers/presenters. Read the whole newsletter to find out why […]
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