Launching the International paper contest, ASIST
- 2002 INTERNATIONAL PAPER CONTEST
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.
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The papers should be original, unpublished, preferably in English, but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
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
Electronic Resources Librarian
The World Bank, Islamabad
'The World Bank in Pakistan' web site: http://www.worldbank.org.pk