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ASIST Heritage and Information History (SIG-HFIS) [SDGs 12, 16]
Monday, 26/Oct/2020:
4:00pm - 5:30pm

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ID: 271 / [Single Presentation of ID 271]: 1
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90 minutes
Topics: Research Methods
Keywords: Information, History, Preservation, Research, ASIST

ASIST Heritage and Information History (SIG-HFIS) [SDGs 12, 16]

Kathryn La Barre1, Colin B. Burke2, Michael K. Buckland3, Tim Gorichanaz4

1University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA; 2University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA; 3University of California, Berkeley, USA; 4Drexel University, USA

A progress report and discussion on the preservation of, and access to, historical resources relating to the history of ASIST and of Information Science and Technology generally and guidance for members interested on opportunities and methods.

Kathryn La Barre, ASIST Curator, will describe the origin of her role as ASIST Curator, responsibilities and achievements of this position, and will assess the state of Information Science in relation to the conference theme of information for a sustainable world.

Two views from the field: Two experienced writers on information history will describe their experience undertaking information history and offer advice on priorities for the preservation of resources, how to undertake historical work, and best practices in using historical resources.

Colin B. Burke, emeritus professor of history, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, has published numerous books on the history of information, computing, intelligence, and higher education. He received the 2018 ASIST Best Book Award and has exceptional experience using FOIA requests and archival resources.

Michael K. Buckland, emeritus professor, Berkeley, has worked on studies of European and US pioneers of documentation and information science, and, currently, 101 years of women in Berkeley’s School of Information.

Q&A and contributions from audience.

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