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Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST)
Volume 36

2002 installment in scholarly series breaks new ground, marks inaugural effort of editor Blaise Cronin

March 29, 2002, Medford, NJ — Information Today, Inc. has announced the publication of Volume 36 of the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST), under the new editorship of Blaise Cronin and published on behalf of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST).

Since 1966, ARIST has been continuously at the cutting edge in contributing a useful and comprehensive view of the broad field of information science and technology. ARIST reviews numerous topics within the field and provides this annual source of ideas, trends, and references to the literature. The series encompasses the entire field in all its aspects, and topics for the annual volume are selected by the editor on the basis of timeliness and an assessment of reader interest.

“The publication of ARIST Volume 36 marks the beginning of a new era for this scholarly series,” said Thomas Hogan, Sr., ITI president and publisher. “Martha Williams (longtime editor of ARIST) has passed the baton to a worthy successor in Blaise Cronin. Professor Cronin and associate editor Debora Shaw have married an exceptional group of contributing writers to a range of vital topics and established a new benchmark for the series.”

“ARIST has long been considered a landmark publication within the information science community,” 
said Blaise Cronin. “It provides the reader with analytical, authoritative, and accessible overviews of recent trends and significant developments.” Cronin added, “I fully intend to see that these three virtues are reaffirmed in the years ahead.”

The contents of Volume 36 include:

• Scholarly Communication and Bibliometrics, by Christine L. Borgman and Jonathan Furner
• Collaboratories, by Thomas A. Finholt
• Computer Mediated Communication on the Internet, by Susan C. Herring 
• Organizational Knowledge and Communities of Practice, by Elisabeth Davenport and Hazel Hall
• Discovering Information in Context, by Paul Solomon
• Data Mining, by Gerald Benoit 
• Intelligence, Information Technology, and Information Warfare, by Philip H. J. Davies
• Competitive Intelligence, by Pierrette Bergeron and Christine A. Hiller
• Theorizing Information for Information Science, by Ian Cornelius
• Social Informatics: Perspectives, Examples, Trends, by Steve Sawyer and Kristin Eschenfelder
• Intellectual Capital, by Herbert W. Snyder and Jennifer Buerk Pierce
• Digital Libraries, by Edward A. Fox and Shalini R. Urs
• Health Informatics, by Marie Russell and J. Michael Brittain

Blaise Cronin is the Rudy Professor of Information Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he has been Dean of the School of Library and Information Science since 1991. Cronin is a prolific author and editor whose research focuses on scholarly communication, citation analysis, and cybermetrics—the intersection of information science and social studies of science.

ARIST 36 Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST 36)
Edited by Blaise Cronin

ARIST 36 is published by Information Today, Inc. For more information or to order, contact the publisher directly at 800-300-9868 (outside the U.S. call 609-654-6266), fax: 609-654-4309, e-mail:, or simply click on the "Order Now" button (left). 

2002/693 pp/hardbound 
ISBN: 1-57387-131-01
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