The ASIST 75th Anniversary History Preconference
The History of ASIST and Information Science and Technology Worldwide
Saturday, October 27, 8:15 am - 6:30 pm
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8:15-8:30          Introduction to the History Preconference
                                                Toni Carbo (Drexel University) and Robert Williams (University of South                                                                                        Carolina) Co-Chairs, 75th Anniversary Celebration Task Force
8:30-10:00           Theme 1: Development of ASIST
The Fortuitous Confluence of the National Science Foundation, the American Society for Information Science & Technology, and Information Science
Trudi Bellardo Hahn (Drexel University) and Diane L. Barlow (University of Maryland)
“Speaking Volumes”: Cuadra, Williams, Cronin and the Evolution of the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology
                                Linda C. Smith (University of Illinois-Urbana-Champagne)
Remixing ADI/ASIST Conference History: Some Panels SIG-DL Wishes We Could Have Convened (And Some That We Did!), 1937–2012
                Betsy Van der Veer Martens and June Abbas (University of Oklahoma)
10:00-10:30         Coffee Break
10:30-12:30         Theme 2: Evolution of the Field of Information Science and Technology
Where is Archival Science in the History of Information Science? A Speculative Framework
                                Richard  J. Cox (University of Pittsburgh)
                Research on Relevance in Information science: A Historical Perspective
                                Tefko Saracevic (Rutgers University)
Making Sense of Sense-Making: Tracing the History and Development of Dervin’s Sense-Making Methodology
Naresh Kumar Agarwal (Simmons College)
On the Origins and Development of Information Sciences as an Academic and Research Field in Croatia
Franjo Pehar and Tatjana Aparac-Jelusic (University of Zadar, Croatia)

                Whither Information Science in France?
                                Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan (Jean Moulin University - Lyon3, France)
12:30-1:30           Lunch and Keynote Presentation

                                (Title to be announced)
                                                W. Boyd Rayward (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Presentation                                           Sponsored by ASIS&T Special Group on International Information Issues (SIG III)

1:30-3:30              Theme 3: Historical Contexts of Technology Innovations and Impacts
                Lodewyk Bendikson and Photographic Techniques in Documentation, 1910 – 1943
                                Michael Buckland (University of California-Berkeley)
                                The rise and fall of Information Science at Lehigh University, 1962-1973
                                                Donald Hillman (Lehigh University)

                How Binary Became Ubiquitous
                                                Karen Miller (University of South Carolina)

Bancroft Gherardi and the Monopoly Bell System: Pioneers in Information Technology Standardization
                                Andrew L. Russell (Stevens Institute of Technology)

The Evolution of Access Rights to Digital Legal Information: A Case Study
                                                Xiaohua Zhu (University of Tennessee)
3:30-5:30              Theme 4: Development of Foundational Ideas and Theories in Information Science

                Pioneers of Information Science in Europe: The Œuvre of Norbert Henrichs

Katherina Hauk and Wolfgang G. Stock (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf,


                                The ‘Term’ in the Classifier’s Garden Or: Dog, Man, Bites and Dollars
                                                Colin Burke (University of Maryland, Baltimore)

The Dutch Connection: Donker Duyvis and Perceptions of American and European Decimal Classification Systems in the First Half of the Twentieth Century
Charles van den Heuvel( Huygens ING – Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences)

Second Wind: The Two-Stage Citation History of “Networks of Science” (Price, 1965)
                                                Katherine W. McCain (Drexel University)

Constructing Documentary Meaning: French Approach to Documentation Theory
Caroline Courbieres (Université de Toulouse, France),
5:30-6:30              The History Pre-Conference Post Conference Reception