The purposes of SIG/III are
- to promote better awareness among ASIS&T members and information professionals of the importance of international cooperation;
- to facilitate and enhance better communication and interaction among ASIST members and their foreign colleagues on information issues;
- to develop an international network of digital scholars and experts on digital libraries and information technology in developing countries; and
- to provide a forum for exploring and discussing international information issues and problems. SIG III membership includes most non-U.S. ASIST members and a true cross-section of U.S. ASIST members.