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
12 Dec 2016 - Authored by Tae-sul Seo, Principal Researcher, Science and Technology Information Centre, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, the latest issue of the ICSTI Insight series focuses on the " Development of InfoGraphic Services for Journals and Articles " - The academic journal is an important medium carrying newly discovered knowledge in various disciplines. It is desirable to consider visualization of journal and article information in order to make the information more insightful and effective than text-based information. In this study, visualization service platform of journal and article information is developed. TagCloud were included in both Infographic of journal and article. Each word in the TagCloud is inter-linked with DBPedia using Linked Open Data (LOD) technique. In conclusion, scholarly information may be made more accessible to readers by adding visualisation techniques. - The article is available in the Members’Area.
14 Nov 2016 - Save the date and join us next Spring in Barcelona !
We are pleased 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).
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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.
Sept 2016 - The Interntational Data Week events held 11-17 September 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
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.