The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is celebrating its 80th anniversary by looking at its journal’s highest impact articles throughout the decades. JASIST, widely considered to be one of the field’s two top journals, features two Florida State University professors on its list: E.A. Chatman and Gary Burnett.
Dr. Burnett’s research focuses on the intersection between information exchange, social norms, and social interaction in online settings, with a particular focus on textuality and interpretive practices. He is the lead author on 1 of the 8 articles chosen from the first decade of the 2000s. The article Small worlds: Normative behavior in virtual communities and feminist bookselling discusses the ways in which people handle information in the contexts of their individual worlds and offers a theory of normative behavior.
Dr. Chatman’s article The impoverished life-world of outsiders focuses on developing a “conceptual framework that links the world of the information poor—the outsiders—with a world of insiders.” Her article was 1 of 6 chosen to represent the highest impact articles from the 1990s. Chatman taught at FSU before passing away in 2002 at the age of 59.
All of the selected articles are available to browse with complimentary access until 31 January, 2018.