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Bulletin, August/September 2008


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Irene L. Travis, Editor

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology

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The highlight of this issue is our annual special section on information architecture (IA), edited by Stacy Surla, our associate editor for IA. Drawing on material presented at the recent IA Summit in Miami, she has assembled five articles that are informative for all and especially useful for IA practitioners. I think you will find that this collection is exceptionally interesting.

In addition, Emil Levine, a long-time and very active member of ASIS&T, both in the United States and in Europe, advocates participation in the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program and describes his recent engagement under that program at the University of Vilnius Library in Lithuania. 

On the ASIS&T front, Margeaux Johnson and Nancy Roderer continue their report on the recent survey (undertaken prior to the implementation of the JASIST open-access policy) of ASIS&T members, current JASIST authors and researchers in the broader field of information science. Its purpose was to establish a baseline of information about JASIST readership and JASIST authors and the attitudes of all respondents to open access. This installment discusses responses from ASIS&T members. Nancy Roderer also reviews other Society initiatives on the “President’s Page,” while Bulletin Advisory Board Student Member Sarah Buchanan reports on the activities of the UCLA Student Chapter during the 2007-2008 academic year.