Best Information Science Book Award


This annual award, is given to the author of an outstanding book relevant to the information sciences, including all communication activities and information science and technology fields defined in the purpose of ASIS&T.  Books are judged on their importance to information science and technology, readability, validity, originality, research significance and scholarship.

Past recipients of the Best Information Science Book Award:

2013 Raya Fidel
Human Information Interaction: An Ecological Approach to Information Behavior
2012 Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Berthier Ribeiro-Neto
Modern Information Retrieval
2011 Katy Börner
Atlas of Science
2010 Adrian Johns
Piracy, The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates

Marcia J. Bates

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, Third Edition
2009 James Boyle
The Public Domain
2008 Christine Borgman
Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet
2006 Geoffrey C. Bowker
Memory Practices in the Sciences
2005 Richard Rogers
Information Politics on the Web
2004 Charles Bourne and Trudi Bellardo Hahn
A History of Online Information Services 1963-1976
2003 Donald Case
Looking for Information: A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs and Behavior
2002 Stuart Biegel
Beyond Our Control? Confronting the Limits of Our Legal System in the Age of Cyberspace
2001 Christine L. Borgman
From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure
2000 Charles T. Meadows, Bert R. Boyce and Donald H. Kraft
Text Information Retrieval Systems
1998 Robert R. Korfhage
Information Storage and Retrieval
1997 Bryce Allen
Information Tasks: Toward a User-Centered Approach to Information Systems
1996 Jean Tague-Sutcliffe
Measuring Information: An Information Service Perspective
1995 John V. Richardson, Jr.
Knowledge-Based Systems for General Reference Work: Applications, Problems and Progress
1994 William B. Green
Introduction to Electronic Document Management Systems
1993 Samuel D. Neill
Dilemmas in the Study of Information: Exploring the Boundaries of Information Science
1992 F. Wilfrid Lancaster
Indexing and Abstracting in Theory and Practice
1991 David C. Blair
Language and Representation in Information Retrieval
1990 Bryan Pfaffenberger
Democratizing Information: Online Databases and the Rise of End-User Searching
1989 Anthony Debons, Ester Horne, and Scott Cronenweth
Information Science: An Integrated View
1988 Peter Hernon and Charles R McClure
Federal Information Policies in the 1980's: Conflicts and Issues
1987 Terry Winograd and Fernando Flores
Understanding Computers and Cognition: A New Foundation of Design
1986 Dagobert Soergel
Organizing Information: Principles of Data Base and Retrieval Systems
1985 Jessica Milstead
Subject Access Systems: Alternatives in Design
1983 Patrick Wilson
Second-Hand Knowledge: An Inquiry into Cognitive Authority
1982 Edward T. Cremmins
The Art of Abstracting
1981 Anthony Debons, Donald King, Una Mansfield, and Donald L. Shirey
The Information Profession: Survey of an Emerging Field
1979 Allen Kent and Thomas Galvin
The Structure and Governance of Library Networks
1978 F. Wilfrid Lancaster
Toward Paperless Information Systems
1977 Eugene Garfield
Essays of an Information Scientist
1976 Bernard M. Fry and Herbert S. White
Publishers and Libraries: A Study of Scholarly and Research Journals
1975 Gerard Salton
Dynamic Information and Library Processing
1974 F. Wilfrid Lancaster and E.G. Fayen
Information Retrieval On-line
1973 Michael A. Arbib
The Metaphorical Brain
1972 Robert S. Taylor
The Making of a Library
1971 Joseph Becker and Robert M. Hayes
Handbook of Data Processing for Libraries
1970 F. Wilfrid Lancaster
Information Retrieval Systems: Characteristics, Testing, and Evaluation
1969 Carlos A. Cuadra
Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (Volume 3)