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2009 ASIS&T Annual Meeting
Thriving on Diversity - Information Opportunities in a Pluralistic World
November 6-11, 2009
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Symposium on Informetrics and Scientometrics Research (SIG MET, ISSI)

Full Day Seminar, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, 9:00am - 5:00pm (separate fee)

Metrics-based research has a long history in North America. Papers with an informetrics or scientometrics focus are present among the contributed paper sessions at the Annual ASIS&T meetings. However, in recent years they have occupied at most a single session, or have been integrated with other sessions. Metrics-themed meetings are held annually in Europe for the presentation of research and exchange of ideas. This has not been the case in North America over the past decade.

Unlike a typical 90-minute conference session, the pre-conference will permit a focused, full day for metrics researchers to present their current projects and to discuss issues of interest of relevance to the field. The pre-conference format will provide an opportunity for a larger critical mass of research presentations. As a collaborative effort with the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI), this pre-conference will encourage ISSI members, and other members of the metrics community who might not otherwise attend, to partake in ASIS&T meeting activities.

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Dietmar Wolfram

ASIS&T & ISSI Members $75, non-members $90, before Sept. 25, 2009
ASIS&T & ISSI Members $90, non-members $105, after Sept. 25, 2009