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Lois Lunin Passes

February 2, 2014 | Comments Off on Lois Lunin Passes

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 | Comments Off on Christine L. Borgman Receives the University of Pittsburgh’s 225th Anniversary Medallion

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 | Comments Off on Congratulations to Christopher Eaker, the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Deborah Barreau Memorial Award

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 | Comments Off on Dr. Gerald Benoît is Appointed as Editor of the ASIS&T Monograph Series

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 | Comments Off on Douglas Engelbart, Inventor of the Computer Mouse, Dies at 88

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…

ASIS&T Announces Management Partnership with DCMI

June 1, 2013 | Comments Off on ASIS&T Announces Management Partnership with DCMI

Posted on June 1, 2013 by ASIS&T Staff The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI, http://dublincore.org/ ), an internationally renowned organization advancing innovation in metadata design and best practices, will become a project of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) upon DCMI’s wrapping up activities at it’s current location in Singapore. On June 30, 2013, DCMI…

Dr. Diane Kelly to Receive Prestigious Karen Spärck-Jones Award

March 21, 2013 | Comments Off on Dr. Diane Kelly to Receive Prestigious Karen Spärck-Jones Award

Posted on March 21, 2013 by ASIS&T Staff CHAPEL HILL – Dr. Diane Kelly, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been selected to receive the prestigious British Computer Society (BCS) BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group (BCS IRSG) Karen Spärck-Jones Award 2012. The…

David Batty Passes

February 25, 2013 | Comments Off on David Batty Passes

On February 11, 2013, at home in Silver Spring, MD, after an 8-year long battle with cancer. Beloved husband for 38 years of Gayle Batty; father of Philip (Lina), Miles, and Sarah. Also survived by three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 818 University Blvd. West, Silver Spring, MD…

Marjorie M.K. Hlava Selected to Receive Prestigious Miles Conrad Award from NFAIS

January 21, 2013 | Comments Off on Marjorie M.K. Hlava Selected to Receive Prestigious Miles Conrad Award from NFAIS

Albuquerque, NM – Marjorie (Margie) M.K. Hlava, president of Albuquerque-based Access Innovations, Inc., has been selected to receive the prestigious Miles Conrad Award from the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS). The award will be presented at the upcoming 2014 NFAIS Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, February 23-25, 2014. In keeping with longstanding tradition, Marjorie will…