Journal of the Association for Information Science

Special Topics Issue: Structured Information / Standards for Document Architectures

Call for Papers

The tenth Special Topics Issue of Journal of the Association for Information Science (JASIS) is scheduled to come out in mid-1996 on the topic of Structured Information / Standards for Document Architectures. This includes architectures such as SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language), HyTime (Hypermedia/Time-based Structuring Language), DSSSL (Document Style Semantics and Specification Language), and SPDL (Standard Page Description Language).

The guest editor for this special issue is Professor Elisabeth Logan of Florida State University.

The need for organizations and industries to increase the efficiency of using document information has lead to the development and adoption of international standards for document architectures. The use of networked computers to author, exchange, manipulate, store, retrieve, present, use, and re-use information has simultaneously created a need for and the possibility of adopting standards for interchanging digital information. Structured document information systems require the attention of producers and users of information today because growing document repositories are recognized as valuable information assets. Implementing standards- conforming, structured information systems can increase the value of these document repositories, but doing so requires serious re-thinking of the ways information is produced and distributed.

Papers are solicited on topics which will address research and development issues that will:

  • introduce the concepts underlying structured information,
  • address the evolution of the standards of document architectures, and
  • address the issues surrounding the implementation of these standards for organizations and persons working towards the goal of using information more efficiently.

Papers exploring the future of structured information systems are welcome. Although research articles and empirical studies will be favored, state of the art reviews or position papers on SGML and other international standards, as well as DTD's from government or industry will be considered. These might include, for instance, HTML (Internet WWW), CALS (Department of Defense), ICADD (Publishing), or TEI (Academic Community), as well as many others. Inquiries (by voice, fax, or email) and manuscript submissions (four paper copies and one digital file) of full articles should be addressed to:

Professor Elisabeth Logan
School of Library and Information Studies
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Fl 32306-2048

Voice: (904) 644-8120
Fax: (904) 644-7963

The deadline for accepting manuscripts for consideration for publication is December 31st, 1995. All manuscripts will be reviewed by a select panel of referees, and the accepted papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of the Association for Information Science (JASIS). Original artwork and a signed copy of the copyright release form will be required for all accepted papers.

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