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November 7, 2013 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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ASIS&T Welcomes New Regional Chapter

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) added an Asia Pacific chapter that includes about 90 members from the region. 

This third international chapter was approved by the ASIS&T board of directors and the chapter assembly advisory committee. It joins the Europe chapter and the Taipei chapter in representing ASIS&T’s diverse membership. Countries represented in the new chapter include India, Australia, Singapore, China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.

The Asia Pacific chapter’s goals range from facilitating networking among Asia Pacific countries to participating in and publicizing ASIS&T activities in the Asia Pacific region. The chapter’s first chairperson is Songphan Choemprayong, Ph.D., who is a lecturer at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Choemprayong also coordinated the chapter’s formation.

Source: Association for Information Science and Technology



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