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“Designing Sustainable Online Support: Examining the Effects of Design Change in Forty-Nine Online Health Support Communities” Selected for 2021 JASIST Best Paper Award

July 16, 2021

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that “Designing Sustainable Online Support: Examining the Effects of Design Change in Forty-Nine Online Health Support Communities” written by Drs. Joshua Introne, Ingrid Erickson, Bryan Semaan, and Sean Goggins, published in Volume 71, Issue 4 of the Journal of the Association for Information…

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“Hacking Diversity” to Receive ASIS&T 2021 Best Information Science Book Award

July 16, 2021

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures, written by Christina Dunbar-Hester of the University of Southern California and published by Princeton University Press is the recipient of the ASIS&T Best Information Science Book Award for 2021. The award’s purpose is to…

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NISO Z39.4-202x, Criteria For Indexes

July 2, 2021

Voted YES with Comments on NISO Z39.4-202x, Criteria For Indexes Question: Do you approve this standard (NISO Z39.4, Criteria for Indexes) for publication as an American National Standard? Description: This standard provides guidelines for the content, organization, and presentation of indexes used for the retrieval of documents and parts of documents. It deals with the…

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2021 Board Election Results

July 1, 2021

Congratulations to the members who have been elected to the ASIS&T Board of Directors for the 2021 – 2023 term. These individuals will assume office immediately following the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. President-Elect Abebe Rorissa Read Bio & Position Statement Directors-at-Large Joan Bartlett Read Bio & Position Statement Maria Bonn Read Bio & Position Statement Jia…

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European Chapter invites you to Coffee with the Author Oct 15

June 30, 2021

The European Chapter Presents Coffee with the Author! ASIS&T’s EU Chapter warmly invites you to enjoy coffee and a chat with author Dr. Rafael Ball Zoom: will follow via iConnect Bibliometrics and altmetrics are increasingly becoming the focus of interest in the context of research evaluation. The Handbook Bibliometrics provides a comprehensive introduction to quantifying scientific…

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New NISO Committee to Develop Taxonomy for Peer Review

June 24, 2021

Voted YES on Create an ANSI/NISO standard for a taxonomy for peer review Question: Do you approve of a Proposed New Work Item: Create an ANSI/NISO standard for a taxonomy for peer review? Description: This ballot is to approve a proposed new work item to create an ANSI/NISO standard for a taxonomy for peer review.

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June 2021 President’s Column

June 17, 2021

Hello ASIS&T members. It is so good to be able to reach out and communicate with the ASIS&T community. I cannot believe it is already June. Time flies by fast. But that means we will be meeting up and seeing each other sooner than later (virtually or in-person) at the Annual Meeting in Salt Lake…

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From Your Executive Director, June 2021

June 17, 2021
Lydia Middleton, MBA, CAE

Greetings friends and colleagues! As Brian said, it’s hard to believe it’s the middle of June already. Time starts moving faster and faster the closer we get to the Annual Meeting it seems. We are so excited about the meeting and the prospect of seeing many of you in person in Salt Lake City. We…

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June 2021 Governance Update

June 17, 2021

The Board of Directors met on June 14, 2021 via video conference. In attendance were Brian Detlor, PhD (President); Naresh Agarwal (President-Elect); Clara Chu, PhD (Past President); Ina Fourie, PhD (Treasurer); Sam Chu, PhD (Chapter Assembly Director); AJ Million (SIG Cabinet Director): Agnes Mainka, PhD; Anna Maria Tammaro, PhD; Dan Wu, PhD; Lydia Middleton, MBA,…

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2021 Board Elections Underway

June 17, 2021

On June 1 at 9 am ET, all active ASIS&T members were sent an email via ElectionBuddy with a link to cast their vote for the 2021 Board election. If you received this email, please vote as soon as possible. The election will be open until 9 am ET on June 30. If you did…

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