Yin Zhang yinzhang at slis.kent.edu
Thu Apr 24 20:57:16 EDT 2003

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Last year, the International Paper Contest received
forty-three papers from all over the world. We look forward to 
getting more papers this year. 

Please check SIG III website (http://www.asis.org/SIG/SIGIII/) for a
list of previous winners, sample papers, and success stories of some
previous winners!  


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 fourth competition for papers to be submitted for the
2003 Annual Meeting, Oct. 20-23, 2003, Long Beach, CA.  

The theme of the paper is:
"Humanizing Information Technology - From Ideas to Bits and Back: 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: 
information management, organization and access; information seeking 
and use; information retrieval; interactivity; ethical, social, 
political, legal and economic issues related to the role of 
information in society, such as privacy, copyright, information 
policy, as well as the social role of information technologies such 
as the Internet and the World Wide Web; information production, 
transfer, and delivery; technologies for computing and networking

There will be six winners.  Winners will be selected by a panel of
judges, which will include Nadia Caidi, University of Toronto;
Nathalie Leroy, United Nations; Michel Menou, City University of
London; Margarita Studemeister, United States Institute of Peace, and
Hong Xu, University of Pittsburgh. 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.
The first place winner will be awarded a $1,000 travel grant, and
Conference registration fee to the ASIST Annual Conference in Long
Beach California, October 19-22, 2003. Depending on the availability
of additional resources, the SIG/III International Paper Competition
Committee will provide some travel funds for a second winner who has
not previously been in the United States.

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 refereeing process.

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, 2001 or 2002
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 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 the author.

Deadline for submission of full papers

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts, not to exceed 6000 words,
by June 30, 2003. 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

Please check SIG III website (http://www.asis.org/SIG/SIGIII/) for a
list of previous winners, sample papers, and success stories of some
previous winners!  

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