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    2002 INTERNATIONAL PAPER CONTEST ON International Digital Libraries and Information Science & Technology Advances in Developing Countries The American Society
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 29, 2002
      International Digital Libraries and Information Science & Technology Advances
      in Developing Countries

      The American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST), International
      Information Issues Special Interest Group, is pleased to announce its third
      competition for papers to be submitted for the 2002 Annual Meeting, November
      18-21 2002, Philadelphia, PA.

      The theme of the paper is:
      "Knowledge, Connections and Communities: the developing world perspective."

      The paper topic could be at the country or regional level. Papers could discuss
      issues, policies and case studies on specific aspects of this theme, such as,
      but not limited to, the following: knowledge management, knowledge sharing,
      indigenous knowledge, development of electronic resources across networks,
      connections and connectivity, the digital divide, globalization and cultural
      identity, bringing access to information to distant and disadvantaged

      There will be six winners. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges, which
      will include Diane Hopkins, The World Bank; Nathalie Leroy, United Nations;
      Cavan McCarthy, Louisiana State University, Michel Menou, City University of
      London; and Margarita Studemeister, United States Institute of Peace. 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.

      Paper presentation
      Summaries of the first four papers will be presented at a Conference Session.
      Although travel funds are not offered, authors are invited to present their
      papers, or have someone present them on their behalf.

      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
      ASIS 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, Academic Press, subject to the
      usual peer refereeing process; the Editor is Dean Toni Carbo of the University
      of Pittsburgh School of Library and Information Science.

      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 or 2001 contests are not
      The papers should be original, unpublished, preferably in English, but
      submissions in French or Spanish will be accepted. 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.

      ASIS Copyright Policy
      ASIS 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

      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 Yunfei Du by e-mail at the following
      address: ydu@...

      Abdul Salam

      Electronic Resources Librarian
      The World Bank, Islamabad
      E-mail: ASyed@...
      'The World Bank in Pakistan' web site: http://www.worldbank.org.pk
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