75th Anniversary of the ASIST

As a part of the 75th Anniversary of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), the European Chapter of the ASIS&T is organizing a 1-day workshop in conjunction with the LIDA conference on June 22 in Zadar, Croatia.
This one day workshop consists of a panel and presentations on the history of Library and Information science in Europe and on challenges it faces in the future.
The panel aims to bring together scholars from Europe and North-America to discuss the theme of the workshop from their points of view. The names of panelists will be confirmed shortly.

The European Chapter seeks contributions from scholars in different regions of Europe on how the discipline has evolved in their region or country and what challenges it faces in the future.
If you are interested, please send an abstract of your proposed talk (maximum 1,000 words) stating the title of the presentation, your name and affiliation by March  16, 2012.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The development of the foundational ideas and theories of library and information science (LIS) in your country / region.
  • What forces contributed to shaping the research agenda and scope of the field of LIS over the past 75 years and how they will evolve in the future.
  • The major researchers and developers of the ideas, practices, and theories in information science and closely related fields of study.
  • The development of professional organizations and scholarly societies for scientific communication in Europe.
  • The role of government (nationally or internationally) in influencing the development of information science and technology, with particular attention to the support of research and development of information policies.
  • The development of information science education and its relationships with other fields of study, such as Informatics, Communication studies, Archival Science, Museum Studies, and related specializations (such as information ethics, information architecture, geographic information systems or medical informatics).
  • The impact of Technology on the evolution of the field, notably the impact of the Web and the participatory web 2.0 on different branches of the field.