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Dear ASIS Members and Friends:

It is my pleasure to present the conference program for ASIS 2000: Knowledge Innovations: Celebrating Our Heritage, Designing Our Future. This year we have again brought together the top experts in information science to explore the most recent developments in the field and to look ahead at future trends. .

With more than 50 workshops, 2 keynote speakers, 37 contributed papers sessions and 8 continuing education pre-conference workshops, this year's conference is packed with insightful and useful information. Speakers will review the latest developments in current (and imminent) knowledge creation, acquisition, navigation, retrieval, management and dissemination; examine the theories behind the developments; and explore their potential impact on the field. We will also bring you up-to-speed on the latest processes, technologies and tools; offer recommendations on important operational considerations; and examine changes in international and domestic laws and regulations.

Just a few of the timely topics we will cover:

  •   Knowledge management
  •   Information Architecture
  •   Electronic books
  •   Digital libraries
  •   Usability testing
  •   Cross-language information retrieval
  •   Search engines and browsers
  •   Information seeking behavior
  •   Corporate and national information cultures
  •   Knowledge/information architecture
  •   Data mining
  •   Indexing
  •   Metadata systems

ASIS 2000 is an excellent learning opportunity and an unprecedented chance to network and share ideas with your colleagues from around the world. And where better to celebrate our past and look ahead to our future than my birthplace, Chicago, the crossroads of America, and a city with its own rich history, vibrant present and limitless future. When the conference day is over I hope you will take time to enjoy the city's many attractions and exciting nightlife.

I would like to extend my deep appreciation to the conference committee members who gave significantly of their time, intellect and energy to deliver this year's truly outstanding program. I hope that you will gain as much pleasure from attending this year's conference as we did from putting it together.

Whether you are an information science professional in business, government or the nonprofit world; whether it is your first year in the field or your fiftieth, I hope that ASIS 2000 will provide you with an array of new tools, knowledge and information that will help you take your research and your work to new levels of achievement.


Nancy Roderer
ASIS 2000 Conference Chair

2000, Association for Information Science