19 Dec 2014 - This is our Season’s gift for ICSTI Members ! We are pleased to announce that a new issue of the ICSTI Insights series is out. Authored by three colleagues of the National Research Council Canada and titled "Information Services for Business and Science Libraries", this in-depth analytical review compares some practices of special, academic and public libraries and in particular, focuses on special libraries active in supporting STEM (scientific, technical, engineering and medical) organizations, including support to business needs within these organizations. The 13-page article is available for ICSTI Members in the Members’ Area section. Happy reading !
17 Dec 2014 - ICSTI’s Office will be closed December 24th, 2014-January 2nd, 2015.
Our Warm Wishes for a Nice Holiday Season and a Happy New Year !
ICSTI 2015 Annual Members’ Meeting will take place on January 19th in Berlin, organized in conjunction with the Academic Publishing in Europe-APE 2015 Conference. Members intending to attend the ICSTI event are invited to register through the APE Conference website.
All practical details, meeting timetable and ITOC/TACC workshop programs >>> Upcoming Events
13 Nov 2014 - SAVE THE DATE ! : ICSTI’s 2015 General Assembly and Workshops will take place on 4 July in the Hannover Congress Centre, Germany. Immediately following this, from 5-9 July, The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL), which is an Associate Member of ICSTI, will hold a conference on the theme of ‘Strategic Partnerships for Access and Discovery’.
12 Nov 2014 - In its just released Strategic Plan 2015-2018, ICSTI reaffirms four Strategic Aims, Objectives and Priorities :
4. Developing the ICSTI Organization and Membership Value
Strategic Plan 2015-2018
October 2014 - ICSTI congratulates Brian Hitson on his appointment as Director of the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) , a corporate function of the US Department of Energy that is managed by the Office of Science. Brian is OSTI’s representative to ICSTI and Chair of the Technical Activities Coordinating Committee. He was central to the creation of the WorldWideScience Alliance and has recently led the implementation of the US DOE’s public access plan for scholarly publications.
August 2014 - ICSTI pays tribute to Roberta Shaffer on the occasion of her retirement : Roberta’s role as the Library of Congress (LOC) representative to ICSTI coincided with successive leadership posts that she held at the LOC – Head of FEDLINK, Head of the Law Library of Congress and Head of Library Services. Roberta was ICSTI’s President for three years during which time the organisation was the beneficiary of her broad expertise, energy and good humour. She presided over a period of change and transition for ICSTI, raised its profile and inspired new partnerships. Her contribution to ICSTI will be much missed.
September 2013 - Report of CODATA-ICSTI Task Group is out. 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