Symposia: Interrogating the Social
Realities of Information and Communications Systems (SIG SI)
Half Day Seminar, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, 8:30am-12:30pm (separate fee)
This half-day “research in progress” miniconference will facilitate dissemination of ongoing research about the social aspects of information and communications systems between and among different SIGs within ASIST. While information and communication technologies (ICT) were once seen as a discrete sub-interest within the field, in the digitized and networked information reality ICT concerns now pervade most interest groups within ASIST. ICT have become part and parcel of core goals, stubborn problems, and research streams across the subfields of LIS. The miniconference has three goals:
1. To disseminate state of the art research-in-progress between and among the various ASIST SIGs whose work touches on social aspects of ICT systems
2. To provide a friendly workshop environment to help improve draft research and forward ideas.
3. To encourage social networking among workshop participants.
The miniconference encourages all scholars, both beginning and established, interested in social aspects of information systems (broadly defined) to share their research in progress by submitting an extended abstract of their work and attending the mini-conference. Leah Lievrouw, UCLA, will provide a keynote address.