At the ICSTI General Assembly held in October 2012 in Washington, it was decided that the Information Policy Committee (IPC) would change its remit to become a strategic foresight committee to be titled the Information Trends and Opportunities Committee (ITOC).
The aims and scope for ITOC are as follows :
ICSTI’s Information Trends and Opportunities Committee (ITOC) is the catalyst for strategic thinking within ICSTI. It undertakes foresight/horizon scanning to identify forward issues of direct concern to the ICSTI membership. ITOC meetings will include member-only briefings and presentations by experts on subjects of immediate relevance to members that will complement the technology/innovation focus of TACC. ITOC will provide updates on current and potential partner activities and funded projects, as well as summary policy monitoring. As appropriate ITOC will commission white papers, and initiate best practice and benchmarking research.
The Information Trends and Opportunities Committee reports to the Executive Board.
Chair : Margret Plank, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), Germany
ITOC Committee Members
Dan Cohen, LoC, USA
Niels Dam, ProQuest, UK
Kathleen O’Connell, CISTI/NRC, Canada
Keith Russell, ANDS, Australia
The Technical Activities Coordinating Committee (TACC), which is set up by the Executive Board, formulates and monitors the technical program subject to the overall guidance of the General Assembly and the Executive Board. In furtherance of the Strategic Plan adopted in 1994, the program consists of projects aimed at achieving ICSTI targets.
Chair : Brian Hitson, DOE/OSTI, USA.
The Website and Communication Committee (WCC) is responsible for developing and enhancing all aspects of the ICSTI website. As well, it provides advice on ICSTI’s overall communication matters.
The Website and Communication Committee reports to the Executive Board.
Chair : Herbert Grüttemeier, Inist-CNRS, France
Website and Communication Committee Members
Patrick Kremer, Inist-CNRS, France
Elisabeth Maître-Allain, ICSTI