27 Feb 2017 - ICSTI’s 2017 General Assembly & Workshops will be held in Washington DC on 26 October. The meeting will be hosted by the Library of Congress and will precede the Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) to be held from 27 October to 1 November.
2 Feb 2017 - We are pleased to announce that the delegate registration for the ICSTI 2017 Annual Members’ Meeting & Workshops event is now open. Join us on Tuesday, 4th April 2017 at the Barcelo Sants Hotel in Barcelona.
The ICSTI meeting will precede the Research Data Alliance (RDA) 9th Plenary Meeting (5-7 April 2017) held at the same venue.
We look forward to seeing you on 4th April in Barcelona !
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14 Dec 2016 - ICSTI and RDA (the Research Data Alliance) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding as a statement of intent to cooperate and coordinate clearly identified activities in areas of mutual interest. ICSTI will hold its 2017 Annual Members’ Meeting in Barcelona on 4 April, to precede the 9th Plenary meeting of RDA on 5-7 April. ICSTI becomes an Organizational Affiliate of RDA and RDA becomes an Associate Member of ICSTI with immediate effect. — The MoU
12 Dec 2016 - Authored by Tae-sul Seo, Principal Researcher, Science and Technology Information Centre, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, the latest issue of the ICSTI Insight series focuses on the " Development of InfoGraphic Services for Journals and Articles " - The academic journal is an important medium carrying newly discovered knowledge in various disciplines. It is desirable to consider visualization of journal and article information in order to make the information more insightful and effective than text-based information. In this study, visualization service platform of journal and article information is developed. TagCloud were included in both Infographic of journal and article. Each word in the TagCloud is inter-linked with DBPedia using Linked Open Data (LOD) technique. In conclusion, scholarly information may be made more accessible to readers by adding visualisation techniques. - The article is available in the Members’Area.
March 2017 - Welcoming the Agricultural Information Institute (AII) of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) ! Established in 1957, AII is a national research institution, with the mission to advance scientific innovation in the field of agricultural information and to provide agricultural information services nationwide. AII has over 20 divisions mainly focusing on the research of agricultural information analysis, agricultural information technology and agricultural information management. AII is the center of national agricultural science data, the center of national agricultural information technology innovation and also the center of national agricultural information analysis and early-warning. It is responsible for the running of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) (http://www.nais.net.cn ), which is one of the four arms of the Chinese National Science and TechnologyLibrary (NSTL) system. AII has already established cooperation networks with more than 40 foreign institutions and international organizations, such as FAO, WFP, IFAD, CABI, ADB, International Food Policy Research Institute, Economic Research Service of USDA, and Wageningen University of Netherlands.
March 2017 - Glad to announce that King Abdullah University of Science and Technology has joined ICSTI !
KAUST is a graduate research university of science and technology renowned by global benchmarks. Attracting and developing top talent from around the world, KAUST invests in its people. It is dedicated to maintaining the best academic and professional practices in its development and recruitment efforts.
KAUST’s mission is to advance science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research integrated with graduate education. It acts as a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and internationally.
"We exist for the pursuit and advancement of scientific knowledge and its broad dissemination and benevolent application. We strive to enhance the welfare of society with a special focus on four areas of global significance – food, water, energy and the environment."
Jan 2017 - Welcome to the Smithsonian Libraries & the Biodiversity Heritage Library to the ICSTI community. Made up of a network of 21 specialized research libraries, the Smithsonian Libraries (SIL) provides the Institution’s museums and research centers with resources and services as diverse as the collections, exhibits, and scholarship they support. Along with expanding on-line presence and digitization initiatives, SIL maintains extensive collections - total volumes exceed 2 million - as crucial resource for research and education communities within the US and internationally. The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections. Working with the international taxonomic community, rights holders, and other interested parties, they make that literature available through open access principles and responsible use - as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” BHL also serves as the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life.