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2008 Annual Meeting 

People Transforming Information - Information Transforming People
October 24-29, 2008
Hyatt Regency, Columbus, Ohio

A great deal of attention has been paid to the rapid growth of the internet, proliferation of information - especially born-digital content, and the development of technologies in response to these trends. Viewing this changing landscape through a lens of the human and social condition would lead to better understanding how human needs drive, are served by and change information and technology. We anticipate an exploration of the human condition from the individual to society as a whole.

ASIS&T 2008 will focus on how people transform information as well as how information transforms people. Submissions by researchers and practitioners are solicited on a wide range of human-centered approaches to topics including but not limited to the following: 

  • Individual identities and how they are transformed by the impact of information technologies
  • The societal archive – is it disappearing and/or being marginalized?
  • Societal attentions and how emphasis on information technology either allows or hinders these
  • Openness, access and privacy issues
  • Generational, economic, and socio-cultural dimensions of impact of information on people’s lives
  • Cognitive and emotional aspects of interactions with information
  • Reshaping the boundary between personal and public information space
  • The effect of collective information creation on authority and trust
  • Information by the people for the people
  • The role of information in connecting people and community building
  • How well is current technology meeting human needs, and what should future technology research and development involve to better meet our needs?

The 2008 Annual Meeting Planning Committee has been working hard to put together an exciting technical program for all. Mark your calendar and plan your trip; we look forward to seeing you in Columbus!

We'd like to give special thanks to the AM08 program committee:

Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, Chair Carolyn Hank Julia Kampov-Polevoi
Mike Brown Dr. Samantha Hastings Dr. Soo Young Rieh
Rachael Clemens Margie Hlava Dr. Mark Rosso
Dr. Brenda Dervin Dr. Diane Neal Dr. Deborah Swain 
Devan Donaldson Andreas Orphanides  Dr. Corinne Jorgensen
Megan Oakleaf K.T. Vaughan