Best Information Science Book Award Recipients

This annual award is given to the author of an outstanding book relevant to the information sciences, including all communication activities and information science and technology fields defined in the purpose of ASIS&T.  Books are judged on their importance to information science and technology, readability, validity, originality, research significance and scholarship.

The recipients of the Best Information Science Book Award are:

Year

Recipient

2019

America’s Information Wars: The Untold Story of Information Systems in America’s Conflicts and Politics from World War II to the Internet Age, Colin Burke

2018

Information and Society, Michael Buckland

2017

Interactions with Search Systems, Ryen White

2016

Boundary Objects and Beyond: Working with Leigh Star, Editors: Geoffrey C. Bowker, Stefan Timmermans, Adele E. Clarke and Ellen Balka

2015

Indexing It All: The Subject in the Age of Documentation, Information, and Data (History and Foundations of Information Science) , Ronald E. Day

2014

Going Viral, Karine Nahon and Jeff Hemsley

2013

Human Information Interaction: An Ecological Approach to Information Behavior, Raya Fidel

2012

Modern Information Retrieval, Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Berthier Ribeiro-Neto

2011

Atlas of Science, Katy Börner

2010

Piracy, The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates, Adrian Johns

2010

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, Third Edition, Marcia J. Bates

2009

The Public Domain, James Boyle

2008

Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet, Christine Borgman

2006

Memory Practices in the Sciences, Geoffrey C. Bowker

2005

Information Politics on the Web, Richard Rogers

2004

A History of Online Information Services 1963-1976, Charles Bourne and Trudi Bellardo Hahn

2003

Looking for Information: A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs and Behavior, Donald Case

2002

Beyond Our Control? Confronting the Limits of Our Legal System in the Age of Cyberspace, Stuart Biegel

2001

From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure, Christine Borgman

2000

Text Information Retrieval Systems, Charles T. Meadows, Bert R. Boyce and Donald H. Kraft

1998

Information Storage and Retrieval, Robert R. Korfhage

1997

Information Tasks: Toward a User-Centered Approach to Information Systems, Bryce Allen

1996

Measuring Information: An Information Service Perspective, Jean Tague-Sutcliffe

1995

Knowledge-Based Systems for General Reference Work: Applications, Problems and Progress, John V. Richardson, Jr.

1994

Introduction to Electronic Document Management Systems, William B. Green

1993

Dilemmas in the Study of Information: Exploring the Boundaries of Information Science, Samuel D. Neill

1992

Indexing and Abstracting in Theory and Practice, F. Wilfrid Lancaster

1991

Language and Representation in Information Retrieval, David C. Blair

1990

Democratizing Information: Online Databases and the Rise of End-User Searching, Bryan Pfaffenberger

1989

Information Science: An Integrated View, Anthony Debons, Ester Horne, and Scott Cronenweth

1988

Federal Information Policies in the 1980's: Conflicts and Issues, Peter Hernon and Charles R McClure

1987

Understanding Computers and Cognition: A New Foundation of Design, Terry Winograd and Fernando Flores

1986

Organizing Information: Principles of Data Base and Retrieval Systems, Dagobert Soergel

1985

Subject Access Systems: Alternatives in Design, Jessica Milstead

1983

Second-Hand Knowledge: An Inquiry into Cognitive Authority, Patrick Wilson

1982

The Art of Abstracting, Edward T. Cremmins

1981

The Information Profession: Survey of an Emerging Field, Anthony Debons, Donald King, Una Mansfield, and Donald L. Shirey

1979

The Structure and Governance of Library Networks, Allen Kent and Thomas Galvin

1978

Toward Paperless Information Systems, F. Wilfrid Lancaster

1977

Essays of an Information Scientist, Eugene Garfield

1976

Publishers and Libraries: A Study of Scholarly and Research Journals, Bernard M. Fry and Herbert S. White

1975

Dynamic Information and Library Processing, Gerald Salton

1974

Information Retrieval On-line, F. Wilfrid Lancaster and E.G. Fayen

1973

The Metaphorical Brain, Michael A. Arbib

1972

The Making of a Library, Robert S. Taylor

1971

Handbook of Data Processing for Libraries, Joseph Becker and Robert M. Hayes

1970

Information Retrieval Systems: Characteristics, Testing, and Evaluation, F. Wilfrid Lancaster

1969

Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (Volume 3),  Carlos A. Cuadra