Paper Contest

Paper Contest in 2014

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/)

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.

Selection Criteria: There will be up to three winners who will be selected by a panel of judges including: Maqsood Shaheen (IRC, US Embassy Islamabad), Alma Rivera (Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México), and, Fatih Oguz (University of North Carolina at Greensboro).

Judging Criteria: Submissions will be judged on such criteria as quality of content, significance for theory, method, design, education or engagement, originality and level of innovation, and quality of presentation. Eligibility & Information for authors: Only papers by a principal author who is a citizen of, and resides in a developing country are eligible. The winners in the 2009-2013 contests are not eligible. The papers should be original, unpublished, and submitted in English.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.

Award: The award for each winner is a two-year individual membership in ASIS&T. In the case of multiple authors, the principal author will be awarded the ASIS&T membership. In addition, depending on SIG III fundraising for this competition, the first place winner will be rewarded a minimum of $1,000 toward travel, conference registration, and accommodations while attending the ASIS&T Annual Conference which will take place in Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA, October 31- November 4, 2014. (http://www.asis.org/asist2014/).

Style: The international paper contest committee requires that submissions follow the International Information and Library Review instructions to authors. Detailed information is available under the heading, Instructions for Authors at: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=ulbr20&pa...

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.

ASIS&T Copyright Policy: ASIS&T 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 5,000 words, by May 31, 2014, to Maqsood Shaheen at ShaheenMA@gmail.com, preferably as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments.