Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize

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  This prize should not be confused with the Watson Davis Award from the Association for Information Science and Technology. [1]
The Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize of the History of Science Society is awarded yearly for a book published, during the past three years, on the history of science for a wide public. The book should "introduce an entire field, a chronological period, a national tradition, or the work of a noteworthy individual." The book can be written by multiple authors or editors and is required to be written in English and suitable for an audience including undergraduates and readers without specialized, technical knowledge. The author (or collective author) receives 1,000 U.S. dollars and a certificate. The prize, established in 1985, is named in honor of Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis who were science popularizers in the USA. [2]

Association for Information Science and Technology ASIS&T is an international organization for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information.

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is a non-profit membership organization for information professionals. Previously known as the American Society for Information Science and Technology (2000–2013), the organization sponsors an annual conference as well as several serial publications, including the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). The organization provides administration and communications support for its various divisions, known as special-interest groups or SIGs; provides administration for geographically defined chapters; connects job seekers with potential employers; and provides organizational support for continuing education programs for information professionals.

History of Science Society

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