Preserving and accessing the history of asist and information science

Kathryn La Barre, Sarah A. Buchanan, Trudi Bellardo Hahn, Robert V. Williams

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Panel members discuss ongoing efforts to preserve and access four different types of historical resources useful to anyone interested in doing research and publication on the history of ASIST and the field of information science and technology generally. Each presenter will conclude with a discussion of areas of weakness/neglect in these resources, and recommendations for improvement. These resources are: (1) the archives of ASIST; (2) the foundational and developmental histories of ASIST Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Chapters; (3) the photographic/visual record of ASIST; (4) the oral history record of ASIST and information science leaders. This progression will facilitate the panelists' discussion of opportunities for engaging with ASIST resources at the national, regional, and individual levels. Each panel member has extensive experience in working with the resources discussed and was a member of the 75th Anniversary Task Force.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013


  • ASIST archives
  • ASIST history
  • Access
  • Information science history
  • Oral history
  • Preservation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences


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