History of ASIS&T and Information Science and Technology Worldwide
International Perspectives on the History of Information Science and Technology
Proceedings of the ASIS&T 2012 Pre-Conference on the History of ASIS&T and Information Science and Technology
Published in Oct. 2012 and edited by Toni Carbo and Trudi Bellardo Hahn, this volume presents the complete proceedings of the 2012 Pre-Conference on the History of ASIS&T and Information Science and Technology Worldwide, an event celebrating the 75th anniversary of ASIS&T. Available in Print and eBook editions.
Keynote Presentation Slides
75th Anniversary Keynote Speaker (sponsored by ASIS&T SIG III)
W. Boyd Rayward, Professor Emeritus in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois.
The 75th Anniversary Task Force of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) announces a special ASIS&T 75th Anniversary event on the history of ASIS&T and the history of information science and technology worldwide. This special event will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012, which is immediately prior to the ASIS&T 2012 Annual Meeting, in Baltimore, Maryland. Registration and additional fees are required to attend.
This special 75th Anniversary event will explore the 75 year history of ASIS&T and the longer history of information science and technology worldwide.
Themes to be covered:
- The History of ASIS&T
- Evolution of the field of Information Science
- Historical Contexts of Technology Innovations and Impacts
- Development of Foundational Ideas and Theories in Information Science
A total of 18 papers have been accepted for presentation, the results of a comprehensive reviewing process, including authors from more than 10 countries.
The complete papers will be available to all registrants and for sale afterwards as an e-book published by Information Today, Inc.
Early Bird: Student members $200, Student non-members $240, Members $275, Non-members $315
After Sept. 7: Student members $225, Student non-members $280, Members $300, Non-members $340
History of ASIS&T and Information Science: Information and Documents
ASIS&T 2011 Annual Meeting
There was a session on ASIS&T's History at the ASIS&T 2011 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Presentations from that session are available for viewing on YouTube at:
Robert Williams and Kathryn La Barre presented a free webinar on Doing Oral History Interviews.
Information and a copy of the full broadcast, including slides, can be found here:
ASIS&T Historical Documents
Many Documents related to ASIS&T's History can found on the Web. Links to some of them are available in this document (MS Word):
Digitized ebook from Access Innovations
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Bulletin 50th Anniversary Issue
Candles for Information Science: Introduction by Lois Lunin
1937-1948: Beginnings of Information Science
1949-1958: Many Stars Begin to Shine
1959-1968: Dreams Become Realities
1969-1978: The Move to Information Online
1979-1988: Personal Computers Change the Market
Leading the Leaders: Those Who Serve the Society
Pioneers: Award of Merit Winners Lead the Information Revolution
Role of Information Science: Contributions of Information Science
Watson Davis: The Society's Founder
1987: ASIS Celebrates 50 Years of Service
Significant Readings 1937-1988: Recording and Reporting the Field of Information Science
Awards, SIGs, Chapters