CHRONOLOGY OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

This chronology of Information Science and Technology has been prepared by Robert V. Williams, Univ. of South Carolina, College of Library and Information Science.  The chronology should be considered a DRAFT version and all comments regarding corrections, changes, additions, etc. are welcome. Please e-mail me at: bobwill@sc.edu regarding changes.

A number of links to other Web-based information have been provided in this chronology.   These include: more detailed information on the pioneering individuals and organizations covered in the Pioneers of Information Science of North America Web site, a project of the American Society for Information Science Special Interest Group History and Foundation of Information Science (SIG/HFIS); the Chronology of Chemical Information Science; and, various Web sites that contain information and images relevant to the topic.  In addition, sources have been cited (and linked to) for most of the events cited in the chronology.
 



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Website originally developed by Laird Whitmire, 1997; edited and revised by Lisa Gieskes, Spring, 2002.