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ASIS&T 75th Anniversary

Celebration of ASIST’s 75th Anniversary, organized by its European Chapter
Library & Information Science in Europe : Regional Perspectives
22 june 2012, within the LIDA conference in Zadar Croatia

In connection with the 75th Anniversary of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) which will take place in Baltimore in October 2012, the European Chapter of the ASIST is organizing a 1-day workshop within the LIDA conference.
This one day workshop will involve a panel and presentations on the history of Library and Information Science in Europe and on challenges it faces in the future.
The panel aims to bring together scholars from Europe and North-America who will exchange their viewpoints.

The Guest of Honor is Diane Sonnenwald, President of ASIST

Topics of interest for the morning session talks include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The development of the foundational ideas and theories of library and information science (LIS) in your country / region.
  • What forces contributed to shaping the research agenda and scope of the field of LIS over the past 75 years and how they will evolve in the future.
  • The major researchers and developers of the ideas, practices, and theories in information science and closely related fields of study. 
  • The development of professional organizations and scholarly societies for scientific communication in Europe.
  • The role of government (nationally or internationally) in influencing the development of information science and technology, with particular attention to the support of research and development of information policies.
  • The development of information science education and its relationships with other fields of study, such as Informatics, Communication studies, Archival Science, Museum Studies, and related specializations (such as information ethics, information architecture, geographic information systems or medical informatics).
  • The impact of Technology on the evolution of the field, notably the impact of the Web and the participatory web 2.0 on different branches of the field.

Chair: Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan (chair ASIST-EU):
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