Does information science need history and foundations?

Tim Gorichanaz, Elliott Hauser, Yazdan Mansourian, Joseph Tennis, Hilary Yerbury

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As ASIS&T looks to the future, all community members are invited to contribute to a shared vision for information science. As a program of the SIG for History and Foundations (SIG‐HFIS), this alternative event focuses on developing a vision for conceptual, philosophical, theoretical and historical work in information science. This event will provide a participatory platform to investigate questions such as: What is the domain of history and foundations? How does it relate to other research areas in the information field? The event will involve panelist interviews with diverse scholars, small‐group discussions of big questions for history and foundations, and the presentation of a new idea‐sharing platform, the HFIS Wishlist. This event will be a locus for participation and inspiration regarding historical and foundations work in information science as part of formulating a future vision for SIG‐HFIS, ASIS&T, and the information field more broadly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Associations of Information Science and Technology
PublisherWiley Online Library
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2019
Event82nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology - Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 19 Oct 201923 Oct 2019 (program)


Conference82nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology
Abbreviated titleInformation...Anyone, Any time, Any way
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