2016 ASIS&T Annual Meeting

In keeping with our continuing efforts to make ASIS&T a truly international organization, the 2016 Annual Meeting held October 14-18 was the first conducted outside North America. With 424 attendees from 37 countries, it was large, lively and informative. As usual, it included, in addition to the main program, an array of pre-conference symposia and a celebration of the achievements of our members, who are recognized through a variety of awards and, in some cases, competitions.

Meeting coverage in this issue began in Inside ASIS&T with the ASIS&T Awards presentations and a number of reports presenting members’ views about the meeting itself. Extensive coverage of the substance of the meeting is here in this special section.

This special Annual Meeting section includes reports on

  • three pre-conference events (SIG/USE, SIG/MET and the Theory Development Workshop)
  • the two plenary sessions
  • two sessions on information science in Europe

In addition, four individuals who were honored by the Association with prestigious ASIS&T Annual Awards have written articles for your enjoyment:

The acceptance speech by Peter Ingwersen, winner of the 2016 Award of Merit, appeared in the December/January 2017 issue of the Bulletin.

Can we include your session or workshop in our coverage next year? Spread the wealth. We are always eager to provide a wider audience for your efforts and very grateful to our many contributors to this year’s special section.

Irene Travis
Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology