Irene L. Travis
Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Information science education is the focus of this issue of the Bulletin. Our special section updates the status of the iSchool movement while IA editor Laura Creekmore lists opportunities for professional development for information architects in her IA Column and ASIS&T president Nadia Caidi includes ASIS&T coordination with the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) on the President’s Page.
Koraljka Golub, Joacim Hansson and Lars Selden from the Department of Library and Information Science, School of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University in Sweden, are the editors of our above-mentioned special section “iSchools Around the World.” In addition to an interview with Ron Larsen, then chair-elect of the iSchool Caucus, the section includes articles generally covering information science education in Asia and Australia (Sam Oh), Europe (Mike Seadle) and Africa (Ruth Nalumaga). An additional article by Tatjana Aparac-Jelušic particularizes the discussion by reviewing the efforts of the Department of Information Sciences, University of Zadar, Croatia, to develop their degree and research programs to meet requirements for iSchool membership.
In the RDAP Review Kristin Briney from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries discusses strategic planning as a guide for making choices and choosing priorities in providing data management services.
Finally, beyond the coordination with ALISE previously mentioned, the President’s Page as a whole is focused on ASIS&T cooperation with other professional societies. In addition to ALISE, Caidi outlines plans with the Society for the Social Studies of Science, known as 4S, and the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP), efforts that highlight the expertise and services of information scientist professionals.