Richard Hill rhill at asis.org
Tue Jun 21 07:06:45 EDT 2005

[Forwarded.  Dick Hill]

From: Yin Zhang [mailto:yinzhang at slis.kent.edu] 
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 11:07 PM
To: Richard Hill
Cc: Liwen Vaughan

To: <sigiii-l at asis.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 4:31 PM
Subject: [Sigiii-l] Reminder - 2005 INTERNATIONAL PAPER CONTEST

Apologies for cross postings.

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

More information is available from the Paper Contest page at

The American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST),
International Information Issues Special Interest Group (SIG-III), is
pleased to announce its sixth competition for papers to be submitted for the
2005 Annual Meeting, which will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina,
October 28-November 2, 2005.

The theme of the paper is:
"Bringing Research and Practice Together - the Developing World

The paper topic may address either the country or regional level issues.
Papers could discuss issues, policies and case studies on specific aspects
of this theme, such as, but not limited to, the following:

  a. Social, ethical, political, legal, and economic and cultural issues:
issues related to the role of information in society, such as information
policy, access, security, privacy, and intellectual property, as well as the
social uses and abuses of information technologies such as the Internet and
World Wide Web in bridging or separating diverse communities.
  b. Information organization, management, access, and retrieval.
  c. Information seeking and use: the role of information in professional
and daily lives, use of various types of information technology, and social
contexts of information seeking.
  d. Information technology, social equity and development: IT and
governance, IT & and the new economy, including the future of work and
implications of technological hardware and software developments; the role
of ICTs in conflict management, etc.
There will be six winners. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges
including Liwen Vaughan (chair), Yunfei Du, Yin Zhang, Duncan Omole, Merlyna
Lim, Julian Warner, and Nathalie Leroy.

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. In addition, depending on SIG III fundraising this year, the
first place winner will be rewarded a minimum of $1,000 toward travel,
conference registration, and accommodations while attending the ASIST Annual
Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 28-November 2, 2005.

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
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, 2002, 2003 or
2004 contests are not eligible. The papers should be original, unpublished,
and in English. 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 5000 words, by June
30, 2005, to Duncan Omole at domole at worldbank.org .

Liwen Vaughan, Ph.D.
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario
N6A 5B7
Phone: (519) 661-2111 ext. 88499
Fax: (519) 661-3506

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