Announcement of the 2010 ASIS&T SIG-III International Paper Contest

The Special Interest Group on International Information Issues (SIG-III) of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is pleased to announce its eleventh competition for papers to be submitted for the 2010 Annual Meeting, which will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 22-27, 2010. (

Building from the overall conference theme, the theme for this year’s paper contest is: "Navigating Streams in a Global Information Ecosystem".

Papers could discuss issues, policies and case studies on specific aspects of the theme from a global and/or international perspective. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following core areas:

Selection Criteria
There will be up to six winners who will be selected by a panel of judges including: Michael Zimmer (UW-Milwaukee), Johannes Britz (UW-Milwaukee), Maria Haigh (UW-Milwaukee), Hong Xu (University of Pittsburg), Catherine Johnson (Western Ontario), Anindita Paul (University of Missouri), and Borchuluun Yadamsuren (University of Missouri).

The judging criteria will be based on:


Past winners can be found at:

Eligibility & Information for authors

Only papers by a principal author who is a citizen of, and resides in a developing country are eligible. Winners in the 2006-2009 contests are not eligible. The papers should be original, unpublished, and submitted in English. We encourage submissions from librarians, information and network specialists, and educators involved in the creation, representation, maintenance, exchange, discovery, delivery, and use of digital information.


The award for each winner is a two-year individual membership in ASIS&T. In the case of multiple authors, the principal author will be awarded the ASIS&T membership. In addition, depending on SIG III fundraising for this competition, the first place winner will be rewarded a minimum of $1,000 toward travel, conference registration, and accommodations while attending the ASIS&T Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 22-27, 2010.

The international paper contest committee requires that submissions follow the International Information and Library Review instructions to authors. Detailed information is available under the heading, Guide for Authors at: 
Publishing opportunities
Submitted papers will be considered for inclusion in a special issue of the International Information and Library Review, subject to the usual peer refereeing process, for that journal.

ASIS&T Copyright Policy
ASIS&T will have the non-exclusive right to publish any of the papers submitted on its web site or in print, with ownership and all other rights remaining with the author.

Deadline for submission of full papers
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts, not to exceed 5,000 words, by May 31, 2010, to Michael Zimmer at [log in to unmask], preferably as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments.



Michael Zimmer, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies
Associate, Center for Information Policy Research

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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3210 N. Maryland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211

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