West Coast Workshop on The History and
 Heritage of Scientific and Technical Information Systems,
 Berkeley, Nov 17-18, 2001.

 Sponsored by the Chemical Heritage Foundation and the
 School of Information Management & Systems

    The Second Conference on the History and Heritage of Scientific and Technical Information Systems will be held in Philadelphia,
    Two preliminary workshops have been scheduled in order to stimulate research that may be presented at the conference and to assist in the ongoing effort to build a community of interest in the history of information science and scientific and technical information systems. These workshops will be directed not only at graduate students from various disciplines but also at information professionals or others who are interested in the history of information science and technology but who may have little or no formal background in historical study of this subject. The workshops will be small and will provide a friendly environment in which interested individuals, whatever the current level of their historical work, can clarify their ideas and present and critique work in progress.
    These gatherings will have a didactic or tutorial component as well as a "workshop" component. As part of the former, one or more established scholars will lead discussions on research completed in the field, important areas that are in need of further investigation, and specialized research resources.
    The East Coast Workshop was held in Philadelphia, June 8 - 9, 2001. The West Coast Workshop will be held from Noon Sat.- 2 PM Sun., Nov. 17 - 18, 2001, at the School of Information Management & Systems, University of California, Berkeley. Program / Schedule. Local Arrangements. The Application Deadline was June 1, 2001, but late applications will be considered, space permitting.
    The workshops have a registration fee of US$90.00, which includes meals. There are a limited number of competitive scholarships available to help cover the cost of round-trip transportation to the nearest workshop, overnight accommodation if necessary, and workshop registration.
    Applications for the workshops and the scholarships should include (1) an outline of a paper or a substantial abstract; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a recommendation from a mentor (if the candidate is in graduate school); and (4) a statement of estimated need and a budget. Applications should be submitted to:
    Mary Ellen Bowden, Workshops in the History of Scientific and Technical Information Systems, Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or sent to HHSTIS2@chemheritage.org.
    The Workshop will be held in South Hall, a red-brick building (see picture, top left), immediately below the campanile (bell tower) at the center of the Berkeley campus. Instructions on how to get to the Workshop see the Local Arangements page.
    Organized by Mary Ellen Bowden and Michael Buckland
Go to Program & Schedule  or Local Arrangements.