2014 ASIS&T SIG-III International Paper Contest for Developing Countries

The Special Interest Group on International Information Issues (SIG-III) of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is pleased to announce its 14th competition for papers to be submitted for the 2014 Annual Meeting, which will take place in Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA, October 31- November 4, 2014. (http://www.asis.org/asist2014/). The competition is supported by the Taylor and Francis Group

Building from the overall conference theme, the theme for this year’s paper contest is: “Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities”.  Papers could discuss issues, policies and case studies on specific aspects of the theme from a global and/or international perspective.  The maximum length for a paper is 10 pages, single-spaced.  Papers could discuss issues, policies and case studies on specific aspects of the theme from a global and/or international perspective.  The SIG-III welcomes contributions from all areas of information science and technology. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following core areas:

Arts & Humanities; Bioinformatics; Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts; Classification Research; Critical Issues; Digital Libraries; Education for Information Science; Health Informatics; History & Foundations of Information Science; Human Computer Interaction; Information Architecture; Information Needs, Seeking and Use; Information Policy; International Information Issues; Knowledge Management; Library Technologies; Management; Metrics; Scientific & Technical Information; Social Informatics; and Visualization, Images & Sound.

Deadline for submission of full papers: Authors are invited to submit manuscripts, not to exceed 5,000 words, by May 31, 2014, to Maqsood Shaheen at ShaheenMA@gmail.com, preferably as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments. For more information, please see http://www.asis.org/SIG/SIGIII/paper-contest

Publishing opportunities: Submitted papers will be considered for inclusion in a special issue of the Taylor and Francis's International Information and Library Review (IILR), subject to the usual peer refereeing process, for that journal.

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