The SIG-III Blog

Notes from the ASIS&T special interest group in international information

Archive for August 2009

ICTs and Development: March 11-12, 2010 in New Delhi

ICTs and Development: An International Workshop for Theory, Practice, & Policy. 11-12 March 2010 | New Delhi.
_______________________

Unpublished, original empirical papers are invited for the forthcoming international workshop on ICTs and Development: An International Workshop for Theory, Practice, & Policy to be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, India, during 11-12 March 2010.

The workshop aims to provide a forum for scholars to share their empirical research with academic experts, policymakers, and activists from the regional and international development community. Papers should examine how mobile phones, computers, and the Internet influence the empowerment of marginal individuals and communities, including whether ICTs create and enhance livelihood opportunities for people in the developing world.

Papers should be in the range of 5,000-8,000 words (including abstract and bibliography) and should include a clear discussion of the implications of the findings for development policy and/or practice.

No more than twelve papers will be selected by the workshop organizers for presentation.The first author of each paper chosen will be given air fare and lodging/meals.

The workshop is part of the project, ICTs and Urban Micro Enterprises: Identifying and Maximizing Opportunities for Economic Development, and is supported by the International Development Research Centre, Canada.

The organizers are committed to finding an appropriate publication venue for all papers accepted for the workshop.

The conference website is here.
_______________________

Deadlines:
Submission of manuscripts: 1st October 2009
Announcement of results: 1st December 2009
Submission of final version of the paper: 1st February 2010

For submission of manuscripts and other enquiries, please write to ICTD2010 [at] gmail [dot] com

_______________________

Workshop Organizers:

Dr. P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Prof. Mark R. Levy
Michigan State University

Written by sigiii

August 24, 2009 at 12:21 pm

Posted in Development/ICT

Tagged with

International Reception Announcement

Party food

Image by Josh Bancroft, used under the Creative Commons license.

This year’s International Reception will be held on Monday, November 9, 2009, at 8pm. At the reception you will be able to meet and congratulate this year’s International Paper Contest winner and mix with colleagues from all over the world.

This year’s contest winner is Muhammad Rafiq, from Pakistan. His paper is titled “[The] LIS community’s perceptions towards open source software adoption in libraries,” and is set to be published in the September, 2009 issue of the International Information and Library Review, edited by Toni Carbo. Come meet with Muhammad Rafiq, and pick up one of the copies of IILR that Elsevier has generously donated to the event.

SIG-III will hold its annual InfoShare Silent Auction at the event. If you have items you would like to donate to the Silent Auction, please contact InfoShare Officers Abebe Rorissa (arorissa [at] albany [dot] edu) or Sarah Emmerson (saemmerson [at] yahoo [dot] com), and bring your items to the conference with you.

We will also have our annual Raffle Ticket Sale at the Reception. The prize in the Raffle is a gift basket put together by the local chapter of ASIS&T, with locally produced products and goodies. If you have something small and new that you could contribute for the basket, please contact Abebe or Sarah and bring it to the conference as well.

All proceeds from the Silent Auction and Raffle Ticket Sale will go to the SIG-III InfoShare Fund, which offers ASIS&T memberships to information professionals in developing countries for whom the cost of membership would otherwise be a financial burden.

Thank you for your support! Come enjoy yourself at the International Reception! International attire is encouraged!

Aaron Bowen
Chair, SIG-III

Written by sigiii

August 12, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Posted in SIG-III news

New SIG-III Newsletter published!

Book

Image by Adrianne Lacy, used under the Creative Commons license.

The SIG-III Officers are pleased to announce the publication of the July, 2009 edition of the SIG-III Newsletter. The Newsletter is our formal record of the activities in which the SIG partakes, and the new edition represents the latest chapter in the chronicle of the SIG’s history. The contents of the new edition are

– ASIS&T Annual Meeting
– InfoShare Recipients
– International Reception
– International Paper Contest Results
– Published/Accepted International Paper Contest papers in IILR
– International Conferences Calendar in 2005 and 2009 — a comparison
– Updates to the SIG-III Website and Blog
– 2008-2009 SIG III Officers
– SIG III Listserv and Web Site

You may download it here, or visit the SIG-III homepage and click on “Newsletter” in the left-side nav bar.

Contributed by the SIG-III Officers

Written by sigiii

August 4, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Posted in SIG-III news

Tagged with