Awards for Excellence

Information Technology & People

ISSN: 0959-3845

Article publication date: 1 December 2004

Citation

(2004), "Awards for Excellence", Information Technology & People, Vol. 17 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/itp.2004.16117daa.001

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Awards for Excellence

Rob KlingIndiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

is the posthumous recipient of the journal's Outstanding Paper Award for Excellence for his paper

"Critical professional education about information and communications technologies and social life"

which appeared in Information Technology & People, Vol. 16 No. 4, 2003

Rob Kling was a long-time member of USACM, and served actively as a member of the Executive Committee for many years. He had a deep concern, personally and professionally, for the welfare of the public and the impact that technology has on quality of life. Rob will be missed. He was a great leader in the field of information systems and social informatics. His journal The Information Society was unique and an especially valuable contribution. I was impressed with the breadth and depth of Rob's analysis of the social context of information systems.