2017 is a special year for the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) as we are reaching an 80-year milestone of our establishment. The theme of ASIS&T 2017 is focused on the diverse ways in which people from different backgrounds, cultures, and disciplines forge connections with each other, discover and use information, and engage with technology. We will address the opportunities and challenges of navigating through physical and digital/virtual realm with computers, tablets or smartphones to interact in work and everyday activities. Within this information environment, there also are those who choose to disengage, and those who have no access to or knowledge of technology, widening the digital divide. ASIS&T 2017 will provide an interactive platform for exploration of these complex and rapidly changing technological and socio-cultural developments.
The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is a premier, peer-reviewed international conference that gathers scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding how information and technology mediate the creation and use of knowledge within and across cultures and enhance lives. Paper, poster, panel and workshop submissions that focus on the conference theme, as well as the production, discovery, recording, storage, representation, retrieval, presentation, manipulation, dissemination, use, and evaluation of information and on the tools and techniques associated with these processes are welcome. The conference embraces plurality in methods and theories, and encompasses research and development from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASIS&T’s many special interest groups (SIGs).