Dear IS Colleagues,
Many of you have seen or used some of the new digital library systems
that are becoming available, such as the ACM digital library and the new
AIS e-library system, which provides access to ICIS and AIS conference
proceedings. It has been proposed that a comprehensive digital library
be developed to serve the specific needs of the IS community. Since an
IS Digital Library (ISDL) could potentially be useful to all IS World
subscribers, I solicit your assistance.
A Master's student of mine (Kwok Chin Wong) is conducting a survey to
identify the IS community's preferences for IS literature usage and
potential features for an ISDL. The findings of the survey will be used
to prioritise work on development of an ISDL.
Because of the potential for broad usage from among IS World
subscribers, we hope that a high percentage of you will take the 10-20
minutes needed to complete the survey. Because developing countries are
under-represented in the IS World list, we hope that potential users
from those countries in particular will make an effort to complete the
survey. The survey can be found online at
We hope that you will be able to complete the survey before going away
over the holiday season. The input from each subscriber to IS World will
be useful. Thank your very much for your kind assistance. Peace and best
wishes to you all.
John Venable and Kwok Chin Wong
Dr John R Venable, Senior Lecturer
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