[Asis-l] CFP: The Third Year International Paper Contest

Hong Xu hxu at mail.sis.pitt.edu
Thu Apr 18 16:14:13 EDT 2002

International Digital Libraries and Information Science & Technology
	          Advances in Developing Countries

Dear ASIS&T / ASIST&T SIG III  members:

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 communities

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

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 eligible. 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

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 author.

Deadline for Submission of Full Papers:
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts, not to exceed 6000 words, by
July 31, 2002.  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 at lis.admin.unt.edu



Hong Xu

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