2005 INTERNATIONAL PAPER CONTEST
on International Digital Libraries and Information Science & Technology
Advances in Developing Countries
More information is available from the Paper Contest page at
The American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST),
International Information Issues Special Interest Group (SIG-III), is
pleased to announce its sixth competition for papers to be submitted for
the 2005 Annual Meeting, which will take place in Charlotte, North
Carolina, October 28-November 2, 2005.
The theme of the paper is:
"Bringing Research and Practice Together - the Developing World
The paper topic may address either the country or regional level issues.
Papers could discuss issues,
policies and case studies on specific
aspects of this theme, such as, but not limited to, the following:
a. Social, ethical, political, legal, and economic and cultural
issues: issues related to the role of information in society, such as
information policy, access, security, privacy, and intellectual
property, as well as the social uses and abuses of information
technologies such as the Internet and World Wide Web in bridging or
separating diverse communities.
b. Information organization, management, access, and retrieval.
c. Information seeking and use: the role of information in
professional and daily lives, use of various types of information
technology, and social contexts of information seeking.
d. Information technology, social equity and development: IT and
governance, IT & and the new economy, including the future of work and
implications of technological hardware
and software developments; the
role of ICTs in conflict management, etc.
There will be six winners. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges
including Liwen Vaughan (chair), Yunfei Du, Yin Zhang, Duncan Omole,
Merlyna Lim, Julian Warner, and Nathalie Leroy.
The prize for each winner is a two-year individual membership in ASIST.
In the case of multiple authors, the principal author will be awarded
the ASIST membership. In addition, depending on SIG III fundraising this
year, the first place winner will be rewarded a minimum of $1,000 toward
travel, conference registration, and accommodations while attending the
ASIST Annual Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, October
28-November 2, 2005.
Submitted papers will be considered for posting on the SIG III web site
as pre-publications. In addition, they will also be considered for
inclusion in a special issue of the International
Library Review, subject to the usual peer refereeing process.
Information for authors
Only papers by a principal author who is a citizen of, and resides in a
developing country are eligible. Winners in the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
or 2004 contests are not eligible. The papers should be original,
unpublished, and in English. We encourage submissions from librarians,
information and network specialists, and educators involved in the
creation, representation, maintenance, exchange, discovery, delivery,
and use of digital information.
ASIST Copyright Policy
ASIST will have the non-exclusive right to publish any of the papers
submitted on its web site or in print, with ownership and all other
rights remaining with the author.
Deadline for submission of full papers
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts, not to exceed 5000 words, by
June 30, 2005, to Duncan Omole at domole@...
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