2001 INTERNATIONAL PAPER CONTEST
- 2001 INTERNATIONAL PAPER CONTEST
DIGITAL LIBRARY OR INFORMATION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
The American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST), International
Information Issues Special Interest Group, is pleased to announce its second
competition for papers to be submitted for the Annual Conference in Washington,
DC, 3-8 November 2001.
The theme of the paper is:
"Information in a Networked World: the Developing World Perspective."
The paper topic could be at the country or regional level. Papers could present
a leading edge, salient and/or current issue, problem, concern, policy, idea or
practice of information science and technology in the developing world such as,
but not limited to, the following: the digital divide, privacy and copyright
issues, electronic theses and dissertations, globalization and cultural
identity, indigenous peoples, knowledge management, development of electronic
resources across networks, bringing access to information to distant and/or
disadvantaged communities, or the language issue.
There will be four winners. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges, which
will include Sue Johnson, The World Bank, Margarita Studemeister, US Institute
of Peace, Dr Hal Borko, Professor Emeritus, UCLA, and Nathalie Leroy, Dag
Hammarskjöld Library, United Nations. 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.
Winning papers will be presented at a Conference Session, moderated by Nathalie
Leroy, Dag Hammarskjöld Library, United Nations. Discussion leader will be
Sylvia Piggott, Deputy Division Chief and Deputy Chief Librarian, World Bank-IMF
Joint Library. If winners cannot attend the Conference, their paper will be read
on their behalf by an ASIST member.
Other publishing opportunities
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 the
ASIST Bulletin, based on the decision of Editor-in-Chief, Irene Travis, Ph.D.
Papers will also be reviewed for inclusion in a special issue of the
International Information and Library Review, subject to the usual peer
Information for authors
Only papers by a principal author who is a citizen of, and resides in a
developing country are 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 The papers should be original, unpublished, and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
Deadline for submission of full papers
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts, not to exceed 6000 words, by July 31,
Authors are encouraged to submit papers electronically. For more information or
to submit manuscripts, please contact Nathalie Leroy by e-mail at the following
Please feel free to contact me if I could be of any assistance,
Best regards to all of you,
Abdul Salam Syed
Electronic Resource Librarian
The Library Network/Information Solution Group
The World Bank