14 Apr 2017 - The ICSTI 2017 AMM & Workshops event in Barcelona is over. Thank you to the 56 delegates from 15 countries who contributed their time and expertise to this meeting. We are grateful to those members who presented their organisation’s/institution’s projects and initiatives at the Members’ session. We are indebted to the chairs for focusing on such exciting ITOC and TACC workshop topics and to our 10 prominent speakers for committing to give their presentations and for definitely making this event one of ICSTI’s best attended ones.
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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 for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) to be held from 27 October to 1 November.
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
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.