10 Mar 2014 - 2014 General Assembly and Annual Conference will be held in Tokyo at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation on 18-21 October, and will be hosted by JST, the Japan Science and Technology Agency. The National Diet Library, National Institute of Informatics, and National Association of Information Professionals are developing the conference theme to encompass Innovation, the STM Information Cycle and Data Driven R&D. HAVE A LOOK AT THE DRAFT PROGRAM OUTLINE. Upcoming Events.
7 Mar 2014 - Slides from the ITOC workshop ’Science and Social Media : The Importance of an Online Presence’, and from the TACC workshop ’New Trends in Publication and Data Metrics’, held as part of the 22 February Annual Members’ Meeting in Philadelphia, are posted ! Past Events.
14 Jan 2014 - ICSTI Announces Themes and Speakers for 2 Mini-workshops at the Annual Members’ Meeting in Philadelphia 22 February 2014 :
’Science and Social Media : The importance of an Online Presence’ will provide an overview of the interactive media and their use by the science community to gather, disseminate and disambiguate information. Speakers from the Library of Congress, LiveScience, NIST, USGS and ORCID will make the presentations. Meeting Description
‘New Trends in Publication and Data Metrics’ will span the use of traditional and alternative metrics to evaluate and measure the results, productivity and outcomes of basic and applied research programs, as well as developments in the reporting and tracking of funding sources. Speakers from NISO, Mendeley, Thomson Reuters, and CrossRef/FundRef will make the presentations. Meeting Description
ICSTI is grateful to Proquest for the generous sponsorship funding towards this event.
20 Oct 2013 - Slides from the presentations at the ICSTI Half-day Workshop held in Ottawa on 16 October 2013 in the framework of the Casrai RECONNECT 13 conference are now available in the Past Events page.
18 Oct 2013 - At ICSTI’s General Assembly Meeting in Ottawa on 14 October the following were elected as Officers and Executive Board Members :
President : Jan Brase (TIB - DataCite, Germany) - Vice President : Jerry Sheehan ( NLM/NIH, USA) - General Secretary : Wendy Warr (IUPAC, UK) - Treasurer : Dobrica Savic (NIS/IAEA, Austria) - Chair of TACC : Brian Hitson (DOE/OSTI, USA) - Full Governance List
14 Sep 2013 - A new report, ‘Out of Cite, Out of Mind : The Current State of Practice, Policy, and Technology for the Citation of Data’, authored by the CODATA/ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation Standards and practices, has just been published and is openly and freely available online in CODATA Data Science Journal
14 Dec 2013 - ICSTI members pay tribute to Walt Warnick on the occasion of his announced retirement on 3 January 2014 : As a highly regarded scientist and administrator at the US Department of Energy, Walt Warnick provided valuable insight into the challenges and opportunities facing ICSTI’s STM information communities. Walt was the driving force behind the success of WorldWideScience and its close relationship with ICSTI as its principal sponsor. Walt recognized and promoted the unique role of ICSTI in bringing together the many players in the STM landscape. His contribution as a thought-leader, innovator and active supporter of ICSTI’s conferences and projects will be much missed.
4 Sep 2013 - Read ICSTI’s submission to the 25 September 2013 ICSU Meeting in Paris, the aim of which is to define ICSU’s policies on open access to information and data, and the use of metrics as incentives and performance measures.
Submission prepared by the IUCr Representatives to ICSTI. More >>>
Brian Hitson, Chair of ICSTI’s Technical Activities Coordinating Committee shares an insight into ICSTI’s work. The interview..
Chemistry International, Nov-Dec 2012 - First published : International Innovation : North America, June 2012 (Research Media, UK, pp106-107) - Interview by Emma Thompson