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SIG-AH and SIG-VIS Student Research Paper Award

March 10, 2015 |

Posted on March 10, 2015 by ASIS&T Staff Call for Student Papers: “What do Information and Technology Mean to the Arts and Humanities?” SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 FINALIST NOTIFICATION: Friday, April 10, 2015 FINALIST PRESENTATIONS: Wednesday, April 22 or Thursday, April 23, 2015 The Special Interest Group for Arts and Humanities (SIG-AH) and…

2015 SIG III InfoShare Awards

March 9, 2015 |

Posted on March 9, 2015 by ASIS&T Staff On behalf of all our fellow officers of the Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), we are pleased to announce the winners of the SIG III InfoShare awards for 2015. Information professionals from developing countries, where the cost…

Access Innovations Named in KMWorld’s Annual “100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management”

March 9, 2015 |

Posted on March 9, 2015 by ASIS&T Staff ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Access Innovations, Inc., a leader in digital data organization, is pleased to announce its inclusion on KMWorld’s annual list of the “Top 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management.” Access Innovations is featured for its fourth year after first debuting on the list in 2009. Other…

Dr. Allen Kent, Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Passed Away at 92 Years

May 1, 2014 |

Posted on May 1, 2014 by ASIS&T Staff Age 92, on Thursday, May 1, 2014, helped change the world through his pioneering work in computer technology. Born in Harlem, New York, in 1921, Kent was the son a a tailor. He attended City College of New York. Studying chemistry and served in the U.S. Air…

Gretchen Whitney Passed

April 30, 2014 |

Posted on April 30, 2014 by ASIS&T Staff KNOXVILLE – – In Memoriam: Gretchen Whitney, UT Knoxville School of Information Sciences retired associate professor, passed away in early April. She graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. She completed her doctorate at the University of Michigan…

Lois Lunin Passes

February 2, 2014 |

Posted on February 2, 2014 by ASIS&T Staff With deep regret, we received word that Lois Lunin passed away yesterday (January 28, 2014). She will be buried tomorrow (Thursday) in Baltimore (Har Sinai Cemetery, Old Mausoleum) at 2:30 pm. [There are 2 such cemeteries in Baltimore and we do not know at which the service…

Christine L. Borgman Receives the University of Pittsburgh’s 225th Anniversary Medallion

November 7, 2013 |

Posted on November 7, 2013 by ASIS&T Staff The iSchool is delighted to recognize alumna Christine L. Borgman with the University of Pittsburgh’s 225th Anniversary Medallion. In a special dinner in Los Angeles, Dean Ronald Larsen presented Dr. Borgman (MLS ‘74) with the medallion, which commemorates the University of Pittsburgh’s 225th Anniversary by recognizing alumni…

Congratulations to Christopher Eaker, the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Deborah Barreau Memorial Award

August 16, 2013 |

Posted on August 16, 2013 by ASIS&T Staff The Digital Libraries Special Interest Group (SIGDL) of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is pleased to honor Christopher Eaker as the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Deborah Barreau Memorial Award. With exceptional service, research and professional development activities, Christopher has made significant contributions to…

Dr. Gerald Benoît is Appointed as Editor of the ASIS&T Monograph Series

August 1, 2013 |

Posted on August 1, 2013 by ASIS&T Staff August 1, 2013. The Association of Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) in cooperation with Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the appointment of Dr. Gerald Benoît as Editor of the ASIS&T Monograph Series. In this role, Benoît will acquire and develop print and digital monographs covering a…

Douglas Engelbart, Inventor of the Computer Mouse, Dies at 88

July 5, 2013 |

Posted on July 5, 2013 by ASIS&T Staff Doug Engelbart and Gary Marchionini at the 1996 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Some of you might have heard that Doug Engelbart died on July 2. Englebart was the father of interactive computing and the intellectual inspiration for my work over the past 30 years. In the post-WWII period…