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From the Editor's Desktop
and pictures about awards, technical sessions and other events
at the 2004 ASIS&T Annual Meeting are plentiful in this
issue. On the awards side, we have the memorable acceptance
speech by ASIS&T Award of Merit winner Howard White, who
charmed those of us privileged to hear him. We also have
write-ups of the two plenary sessions with JC Herz and
ASIS&T Special Award winner Tim Berners-Lee. Both plenary
speakers focused strongly on the social aspects of the future of
the Web and its “cultures and conflicts,” in keeping with
the theme of the meeting. And finally, we present Nick
Belkin’s Inaugural Address to the Annual Meeting as he assumed
the office of president for 2005.
addition we continue our special section on e-government,
featuring three articles on the trends and soft technologies
involved. I offer my
deep thanks to guest editor Allison Brueckner and all the
authors for making this series possible.
to other ASIS&T internal matters, our student representative
on the Bulletin Advisory Board, Lisa Nathan from the
University of Washington, encourages student member
participation in all aspects of ASIS&T. As Dick Hill has
pointed out to Lisa and me in reviewing the column, the same
advice is equally applicable to all members. Don’t be shy! Get
involved. Your participation will always be welcome.
Our regular IA columnist, Andrew Dillon, takes a break in this issue, but for those of you with an IA bent, be sure to take in Peter Boersma’s article in the e-government section, which discusses website development methodology.
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