Indiana Chapter of the Association for Information Science
September 1997 Issue

IASIS Newsletter Resurrected | ASIS 1997 Annual Meeting | IASIS Fall Meeting and Program
SOASIS Program of Interest | Call for Nominations | Tools of the Trade

IASIS Newsletter Resurrected

Welcome back to the IASIS Newsletter, the newsletter with 9 lives (at least). After yet another lengthy hiatus we are back on the air. As you may have noticed the newsletter is now in electronic format; paper copies will be available if you wish, just contact me at Snail mail correspondence can be directed to:

Allan R. Barclay
Ruth Lilly Medical Library
975 W. Walnut, IB 100
Indianapolis, IN 46202

I encourage you to send comments, suggestions, stories for inclusion and anything else to me at either of the above addresses. Let me know what you want this newsletter to be and I'll try to make it happen. Since I'm pretty much starting from scratch I would be especially interested in ideas for regular columns or features.

ASIS 1997 Annual Meeting

"Digital Collections: Implications for Users, Funders, Developers and Maintainers" is the theme for this years ASIS Annual Meeting (which will be held November 1 - 6 in Washington, D.C.). Some highlights from the preliminary program include:

  • Keynote Address: Clinton-Gore Policies and Networked Information
    by Tom Kalil, Director of Science and Technology, National Economic Council, The White House.
  • Funders' Forum: Private/Public Support for Digitization Projects
  • Interface Design for a High Speed World: An On-site Demonstration of Iterative Prototyping
Full details and registration information are available at the ASIS website,

IASIS Fall Meeting and Program

National Weather Service Data will be the topic of the Fall Meeting and Program. Steve Haines, Meteorologist and Lead Forecaster for the National Weather Service's Indianapolis office, will be on hand to discuss how data flows into and out of the office. The meeting will be held September 30 at the Airport Holiday Inn in Indianapolis, and will include an Executive Board meeting, social time (with cash bar), business meeting, dinner and our guest speaker. For more information or to register online point your browser to the Indiana ASIS September 1997 Program page at the IASIS website.

SOASIS Program of Interest

The Southern Ohio Chapter of the Association for Information Science presents:

SOASIS In Tbilisi

A Librarian's Experience Co-Directing the National Information Learning Center

Wednesday, September 17, 1997
University of Cincinnati Engineering Research Center Room 405


Karen Marsh, Associate Librarian, University of Cincinnati Medical Center's Academic Information Technology and Libraries. In addition to her work in Tbilisi this summer, she has worked with the Moscow State University Faculty of Basic Medicine over the past few years.


Karen was selected to co-direct the National Information Learning Center in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, from April-August 1997. The NILC is a center that provides medical resources, including Internet and other electronic resources, to members of the health community on a cost-recovery basis. Hospitality and business are inextricably intertwined, with a business relationship rarely remaining simply business. The Georgian culture, with the great pride of surviving years of oppression, gives business a thrilling energy and pace. Karen will describe her experience with the culture, the business, and, the tradition of the Georgian Table.


5:00-5:30 Registration & Refreshments 5:30-6:30 Program

Call Elna Saxton, 513/556-1413 or E-mail
Cost: ASIS members: no charge, Non-members: $5, payable at the door


From North or South I-75:
Exit at Hopple St., turn left
Cross Central Pkwy, go up Martin Luther King
Turn right into campus on Woodside Drive
Park in Library garage (Parking fee is not included in registration)

Call for Nominations

It is that time of year where we must begin to choose the new leaders of the Indiana Chapter of the Association for Information Science (IASIS). ASIS's administrative year runs from November 1 - October 31.

The IASIS Nominating Committee is soliciting nominations for the position of IASIS Program Chair/Chair-Elect. The Program Chair/Chair-elect, who automatically becomes chair in the following year, works closely with the current chair in planning and executing the Chapter's programs.

If you are interested in becoming more active in ASIS at a National level, this is a wonderful way to get started. If you think that Indiana ASIS can do more, be more than it has been, this is your chance to make it happen. If you know of a someone who would make a good leader for Indiana ASIS (and is a member of ASIS), let us know! It is fine to nominate yourself, it is fine to nominate someone else. Anyone and everyone who is nominated will be contacted to confirm that they are willing to be on the slate of candidates.

Please contact me with your nominations or your questions about the position, by Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1997.

Julie A. Fore
Assistant Automation Librarian
Indiana University Ruth Lilly Medical Library
975 W. Walnut St. IB100
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 274-1014
Fax: (317) 278-2349

Thank you

Julie A. Fore,
Indiana ASIS Chair.

Tools of the Trade

Needle in a CyberStack is a large listing of internet resources available at There are currently 12 interlinked pages including the best of curriculum, research, reference, exploring, what's cool, fun, Cybrarian's Favorites, etc. Give it a shot and see what you think! Thanks to the author John Albee ( for the tip.

For more information about Indiana ASIS please visit us at:

Questions? Please write to Allan R Barclay (