Welcome to CAIS 2013
Our conference theme, Tales from the Edge: Narrative Voices in Information Research and Practice,
reflects both the geographic location of our host city, Victoria, British Columbia, as well as our intention
to showcase leading edge research and practice.
As narrative is critical to the development of meaning, delegates to the conference are encouraged to surface their subjectivities and give voice not only to their users or participants, but to themselves. Each scholar has a unique story to tell the Information Science field and profession.
Our theme supports diverse approaches to inquiry, and seeks to recognize not only research that pushes the boundaries of the field, but also those voices residing at the margins of research and practice.
The Canadian Association for Information Science was developed to promote the advancement of information science in Canada, and encourage and facilitate the exchange of information relating to the use, access, retrieval, organization, management, and dissemination of information.
CAIS members come from a range of disciplines and backgrounds and include information scienctists, archivists, librarians, computer scientists, documentalists, economists, educators, journalists, psychologists, and others who support the association's objectives.