8 Nov 2016 -" Research at Smithsonian – presented by Smithsonian Libraries " -
Smithsonian Libraries (SIL) established Smithsonian Research Online (SRO) in 2006 as a direct response to a specific need from the Smithsonian’s Undersecretary for Science for information about scholarly publications of the Institution. After an initial phase focused on the science output of the Institution, the wider potential for the entire span of Smithsonian research was apparent. The Smithsonian is composed of 21 museums and research centers and the National Zoo, located in Washington, DC, as well as of other museums/research center stations located across the United States and internationally. The disciplines and topics covered by the Smithsonian range from Arts to Zoology with global geographic coverage.
In her 5-page paper, Suzanne Pilsk, Head, Metadata Department, Digital Programs and Initiatives, shares an in-depth review of the SRO initiative.
Read this new Insight issue in the Members’Area
28 October 2016 - Save the date and join us next Spring in Barcelona !
We are delighted to confirm the date and location of the ICSTI 2017 Annual Members’ Meeting & Workshops. We will convene on April 4th in Barcelona, Spain. The ICSTI meeting will precede the Research Data Alliance (RDA) 9th Plenary Meeting (5-7 April 2017).
Check out the website for further information in the coming weeks.
23 September 2016 - The 3rd in the ICSTI/NISO Webinar series will address the topic Enabling Innovations for Researcher Workflows and Scholarly Communication and will feature : Jeroen Bosman, Scholarly Communications and Geoscience Librarian, Utrecht University ; Bianca Kramer, Life Sciences and Medicine Librarian, Utrecht University ; David Mellor, Project Manager, Journal and Funder Initiatives, Center for Open Science ; Cameron Neylon, Professor of Research Communications, Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University, and Alex Viggio, Associate Director, Faculty Information System, University of Colorado, Boulder. You are all invited to join the discussion.
Date and Time : Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 10-00- 11-30 (US ET) — Full information
Sept 2016 - The IDW held in Denver also offered ICSTI the opportunity to continue collaborative exchanges with ICSU and CODATA. Left to right : Tony Llewellyn, Exec. Director ICSTI ; Heide Hackmann, Exec. Director ICSU ; Jan Brase, President ICSTI ; Geoffrey Boulton, President CODATA
Sep 2016 - ICSTI HAS A NEW GOVERNANCE - We extend our congratulations to the Executive Board members elected for the triennium 2016-2019 at the General Assembly held on September 10th, 2016 in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Officers are :
Jan Brase, Markus Ekman, and Dobrica Savic
Jul 2016 - NSTL joins ICSTI as a Full Member - China’s National Science and Technology Library (NSTL) provides nation-wide services in S&T literature and information through resource collections, archives, and associated applications. Strategic objectives include :
* Continue to improve services including stabilization of outreach services and open-source applications, establish an open system of resource integration, and support adequate utilization of S&T literature ;
* Expand resource sharing and information integration through support of other literature service systems, reinforce application research, sample demonstration and tests ;
* Establish NSTL as the service hub and support center for national S&T literature information service development.