of the American Society for Information Science and Technology          Vol. 28, No. 4          April / May 2002

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SIG/III International Paper Competition: Information in a Networked World

Editor's Note: In 2001, ASIST Special Interest Group/International Information Issues (SIG/III) conducted the second international paper competition for the best papers on Information in a Networked World: The Developing World Perspective. To be eligible, the principal author of each paper must have been a citizen and resident of a developing country.

In this issue of the Bulletin we present two of the top ranked papers from the 2001 competition. First is the winning paper, "The Indonesian Digital Library Network Is Born to Struggle with the Digital Divide," by Ismail Fahmi. Mr. Fahmi presented his paper at the 2001 ASIST Annual Meeting. It was edited for Bulletin publication. It is followed by "Challenges in Accessing Scientific and Technological Information in Indonesia During the Economic Crisis," by Widharto, which has also been edited for publication.

 The following are the winners of the 2001 SIG/III competition:

      1. "The Indonesian Digital Library Network Is Born to Struggle with the Digital Divide." Ismail Fahmi, Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia

      2.  "Network-enabled Digitized Collection at the Central Library, IIT Delhi." Dr. Jagdish Arora, Head, Computer Applications division, Central Library, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India

      3.  "Croatian Current Research Programs and Projects Scientific Output The Library Role." Jadranka Stojanovski, Zagreb, Croatia

      4.  "Literacy, Information and Governance in Digital Era: Indian Scenario." P.R. Goswami, Librarian, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

      5.  "Information in a Networked World: The Indian Perspective." Smita Chandra, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai, India

      6.  "Challenges in Access to Scientific and Technological Information in Indonesia During the Economic Crisis." Widharto, Librarian, SEAMEO BIOTROP, Bogor, Indonesia

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