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Paper contest – International Digital Libraries and Information Science & Technology Advances in Developing Countries

International Digital Libraries and Information Science & Technology Advances in Developing Countries
More information is available from the Paper Contest page.

The American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST), International Information Issues Special Interest Group, is pleased to announce its fourth competition for papers to be submitted for the 2003 Annual Meeting, Oct. 20-23, 2003, Long Beach, CA.

The theme of the paper is:
„Humanizing Information Technology – From Ideas to Bits and Back: the developing world perspective.”

The paper topic could be at the country or regional level. Papers could discuss issues, policies and case studies on specific aspects of this theme, such as, but not limited to, the following: information management, organization and access; information seeking and use; information retrieval; interactivity; ethical, social, political, legal and economic issues related to the role of information in society, such as privacy, copyright, information policy, as well as the social role of information technologies such as the Internet and the World Wide Web; information production, transfer, and delivery; technologies for computing and networking…

There will be six winners. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges, which will include Nadia Caidi, University of Toronto; Nathalie Leroy, United Nations; Michel Menou, City University of London; Margarita Studemeister, United States Institute of Peace, and Hong Xu, University of Pittsburgh. The prize for each winner is a two-year individual membership in ASIST. In the case of multiple authors, the principal author will be awarded the ASIST membership. The first place winner will be awarded a $1,000 travel grant, and Conference registration fee to the ASIST Annual Conference in Long Beach California, October 19-22, 2003. Depending on the availability of additional resources, the SIG/III International Paper Competition Committee will provide some travel funds for a second winner who has not previously been in the United States.

Publishing opportunities
Submitted papers will be considered for posting on the SIG III web site as pre-publications. In addition they will also be considered for inclusion in the ASIST Bulletin, based on the decision of Editor-in-Chief, Irene Travis, Ph.D. Papers will also be reviewed for inclusion in a special issue of the International Information and Library Review, subject to the usual peer refereeing process.
Information for authors
Only papers by a principal author who is a citizen of, and resides in a developing country are eligible. Winners in the 2000, 2001 or 2002 contests are not eligible. The papers should be original, unpublished, preferably in English, but submissions in French or Spanish will be accepted. 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.
ASIST Copyright Policy
ASIST 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 6000 words, by June 30, 2003. Authors are encouraged to submit papers electronically. For more information or to submit manuscripts, please contact Yunfei Du by e-mail at the following address:
More information is available from the Paper Contest page.