26 Nov 2015 - Held as part of the upcoming 2016 Annual Members’ Meeting to take place on Saturday 20 February in Philadelphia, USA, ICSTI will propose two workshops, organized by the committees ITOC and TACC on the common theme of ’Text and Data Mining’.
The workshops will provide a forum for presenting how a number of different communities are exploring TDM opportunities. Attendees will be offered the chance to interact with and learn from eminent experts covering a number of domains - including libraries, publishers and scientists - who will address the theme from multiple perspectives. A wide range of disciplines, such as the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, will be represented, discussing new solutions, challenges and strategies focusing on TDM.
Learn more about the confirmed speakers and the event.
13 Nov 2015 - We are pleased to share with you the slides from our 10 November 2015 webinar organized in close cooperation with NISO.
Visit the dedicated webpage ICSTI Webinar Series
11 Nov 2015 -"Public Access at the United States Department of Energy" - In August 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published the DOE Public Access Plan, which committed the Department to 1) deploying a web-based portal to make scholarly scientific publications resulting from DOE research funding publicly accessible and searchable at no charge to readers, and 2) instituting data management principles and requirements that apply to proposals for research funding submitted to all DOE program offices. In his 10-page paper, Brian Hitson, DOE/OSTI’s Director shares an in-depth review of DOE’s implementation of public access to scholarly publications and provides a detailed presentation of the concurrently launched portal DOE PAGES Beta (Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science).
Read this new Insight issue in the Members’Area
12 Oct 2015 - ’A Pathway from Open Access and Data Sharing to Open Science in Practice ’. Date and Time : Tuesday 10 November 2015, 10:00 a.m. (ET USA)
The progressive acceptance and implementation of open access has paved the way for new possibilities in the creation, authentication, organization, manipulation and preservation of data and information, and its broader access, sharing and communication. Momentum towards the achievement of the vision of the International Council for Science of a ‘world where excellence in science is reality’ is gathering pace.
From their respective standpoints as practicing scientist and policy maker and research funder, Geoffrey Boulton and José Cotta will present their current thinking on the behavioral and technical issues to address, and the barriers to confront, in order to convert the vision of open science in practice.
Webinar presentation slides will be posted to the site following the live webinar. All details
Jul 2015 - ICSTI’s President, Dr Jan Brase, appointed new Head of Research and Development at the Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen). Jan will start in his new role in July 2015, coming from the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB).
Nov 2014 - In its Strategic Plan 2015-2018, ICSTI reaffirms four Strategic Aims, Objectives and Priorities :
4. Developing the ICSTI Organization and Membership Value
The Report of CODATA-ICSTI Task Group ’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, is out. The document