Association for Information Science and Technology

Authored by: Diane H. Sonnenwald , Charles H. Davis , Debora Shaw

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) was founded as the American Documentation Institute in 1937. In tandem with the evolution of the field, the association has continued to grow and change its structure and focus. This article describes the Association’s history, purpose, structure (regional chapters plus topical special interest groups [SIGs]), governance, meetings, and publications.

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