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International Paper Contest winners

Muhammed Rafiq

SIG-III is pleased to announce two winners for the 2009 International Paper Contest. The first place award goes to Muhammad Rafiq (pictured above), from Pakistan, who will be awarded a two-year membership to ASIS&T, as well as funding to travel to this year’s annual Meeting. His paper is titled “[The] LIS community’s perceptions towards open source software adoption in libraries.”

The second place award goes to Muhammad Arif and Saima Kanwal, both from Pakistan as well. Their paper is titled “Acceptance of digital library among female students and effects of limited access of digital library on their performance in research work: a case of International Islamic University.” As principal author, Dr. Arif will be awarded a two-year membership to ASIS&T.

Both papers will be considered for publication in the International Information and Library Review.

Please join me in congratulating our 2009 Contest winners! We hope you will come meet them at the International Reception at this year’s ASIS&T Annual Meeting.

Contributed by Aaron Bowen


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July 8, 2009 at 5:53 pm

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  1. On the topic of women’s education in Pakistan, I thought I would share a pair of posts I contributed to my library’s own blog at Cal State, Chico. They both touch upon Greg Mortonsen’s book “Three Cups of Tea,” which details Mortonsen’s efforts to build schools for girls in Pakistan. The first post is about Pakistan itself, and the second is about a similar project in West Africa. Enjoy!


    August 28, 2009 at 5:14 pm

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