The ASIS 1996 Annual Meeting will consider the complexity of the working world of
information professionals as well as theoretical perspectives involving the nature
and use of information. The following are among the topics to be addressed:
- Generation and dissemination of information. How do individuals and organizations produce and recognize informative materialsusing multiple technologies and myriad, networked resources? What can be learned from parallels with the incunabula period of printing, when proliferation of documents led to higher literacy?
- Information organization and access. It has been said that traditional publishing guarantees some quality precisely because of its time lag. With information being provided instantaneously, can we assure quality without tacitly endorsing censorship? How can multiple organizations be created, maintained, and made useful? If interfaces evolve to cope with complexity, what will be the roles of intermediaries?
- Social implications of complex information systems. When anyone with a file server on the Internet can look like a multinational conglomerate, will Davids slay Goliaths? What will promote innovation, and how will it be recognized? Who will own what, and how can information producers protect themselves? Will traditionally underserved groups find access to complex information resources?
|A Broad-based Look at the State-of-the-Art in the Information World of the 1990s.
|Online Visuals||Browsing Online|
|Intrernet Resources||Information Warfare|
|Interactive Retrieval||Creating an Electronic Journal|
|Online Catalogs||New Interfaces for the Web|
|Interface Design and Navigation||Sustainable Global Development|
|Free Speech and Privacy||Competitive Intelligence|
|Digital Imagery||Automatic Text Summerization|
|Social Impacts of Digital Libraries||Curricula for the 21st Century|
|Usability Testing||Measures in Information Retrival|
|Icons & the Web||Indexing and Abstracting|
|Archival Control||Bibliometrics, Indexing and the Web|
Eli Noam, Director, Columbia Institute for Tele Information
Ivars Peterson, Mathematics and Physics Editor, Science News
Technical Program Committee
Charles H. Davis, co-chair
Debora Shaw, co-chair
Merri Beth Lavagnino
For more than 50 years, the Association for Information Science (ASIS) has been
the leader in keeping information professionals on the cutting edge. ASIS provides
high quality conference programs for information systems developers, online
professionals, information resource managers, librarians, records managers and others
who "bridge the gap" between the present and the future, between research and
application, and between developer and user. ASIS helps its 4000 members and its
conference participants meet the challenges of today and prepare for tomorrow.
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GLOBAL COMPLEXITY: INFORMATION, CHAOS AND CONTROL
ASIS 1996 Annual Meeting - October 19 - 24 1996
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