The ICSTI 2015 General Assembly & Workshops meeting took place on Saturday, 4 July in Hannover, Germany at the Hannover Congress Centre - www.hcc.de. The event was held in co-location with the 36th Conference of the International Association of University Libraries (IATUL), an Associate Member of ICSTI, organized on 5-9 July under the heading ‘Strategic Partnerships for Access and Discovery’.
Following the General Assembly session reserved for members, the workshops organized by the Information Trends and Opportunities Committee (ITOC) and the Technical Activities Coordinating Committee (TACC) gathered a panel of international experts addressing the themes of Open Science and Open Data and Innovation. Those two attracting and thought-provoking sessions were open to non-ICSTI delegates.
Retrieve the event schedule and the workshop programs in the respective headings below.
The workshop presentation slides are available in the ICSTI website Member’s Area for members to download.
Report drafted by the JST representative at the meeting, Ms Akiko Fujii — Japanese version
The ICSTI 2015 ANNUAL MEMBERS’ MEETING —AMM— took place on 19 January in Berlin. The meeting was organized in conjunction with the 10th APE Conference titled ’Web25 : The Road Ahead. Exploring the Future of Scholarly Communication & Academic Publishing’ and was held in parallel with the APE 2015 Pre-Conference Day.
A one-day event, this year AMM was composed of member-only sessions devoted to business affairs and also presented two workshops organised by the Information Trends and Opportunities Committee (ITOC) and the Technical Activities Coordinating Committee (TACC) open to non-ICSTI delegates.
DATE : Monday, 19 January 2015
VENUE : NH Hotel Berlin Mitte (Room Friedrich 3), Leipziger Strasse 106 -111, 10117 Berlin, Germany
ITOC WORSHOP : Themed " Managing ‘Real’ Impacts of Science in the Digital Age ", this workshop gathered policy experts, publishers, and creators of web tools who presented their views on the challenges and potential solutions for effectively evaluating and measuring the impact of scientific research in the digital age. Speakers included experts from EMBO, Kudos, and SPRU/University of Sussex. ITOC Workshop description
TACC WORSHOP : Titled " Innovations in Search and Analysis ", this workshop focused on techniques, technologies and tools that make text or non-textual information more discoverable or that help guide users across different forms of scientific and technical information (STI) - text, multimedia, numeric data, etc. The speakers included experts from the German National Library of Science and Technology-TIB involved in non-textual searching tools and from FIZ Karslruhe in the mathematics area. TACC Workshop description
Report drafted by the JST representative attending the event, Ms Yuko Endo — Japanese version
We are very grateful for the financial support towards the ICSTI 2015 Annual Members’ Meeting provided by :
Taking place in Japan for the first time, the ICSTI 2014 General Assembly & Annual Conference was held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo on October 18-21. Our host, the Japan Science and Technology Agency - JST developed the conference theme in cooperation with the National Diet Library, the National Institute of Informatics, and the National Association of Information Professionals.
Titled ’Information and Infrastructure for Innovation - New Approaches for Knowledge Platforms’, the Annual Conference was held on October 20-21 and was divided into three sessions involving prominent international experts :
1. Open Platform for Data Sharing : Information Framework, Big Data, Open Access and its Implications
2. New STI related Technologies/Services : RDF, Ontology, LOD, e-Publishing – related tech/ser, Author Identification, DOI and Other Identification Technologies
3. Analysis and Evaluation based on STI (for Innovation) : ROI in R&D, Foresight, Evidence-based Policy (making), Human Resource Development.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION SLIDES >> ICSTI 2014 Website
Immediately preceding the Annual Conference, the General Assembly took place on October 18-19. It provided a new opportunity for the ICSTI committees TACC and ITOC to organise two complementary workshops for Members respectively titled “Enhancing Discoverability and Accessibility of Scientific and Technical Research Information and Data” and “Usability of Digital Data in Science : From Curated Digital Images to Managing Big Data”
TACC and ITOC Workshop Presentations >> Members’ Area
Please also note that the agenda/minutes of the General Assembly business meetings will be made available in the Members’ Area as well.
Report drafted by the JST representative at the meeting, Mr Toshiya Fujihira — Japanese version
2014 ANNUAL MEMBERS’ MEETING (AMM) - 22 February 2014 - Philadelphia, PA, US
ICSTI’s 2014 Annual Members’ Meeting took place at the Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia, PA on 22 February 2014, in parallel with the NFAIS Annual Conference (23-25 February) themed ‘Giving Voice to Content’.
NFAIS Program at : http://nfais.org/event?eventID=537
This year’s AMM mainly focused on the presentations made by speakers invited by the ICSTI Technical Activities Coordinating Committee (TACC) and by the Information Trends and Opportunities Committee (ITOC).
Theme for the mini-workshop organized by ITOC was ’Science and Social Media : The Importance of an Online Presence’. It provided an overview of the interactive media and their use by the science community to gather, disseminate and disambiguate information. Speakers from the Library of Congress, LiveScience, NIST, USGS and ORCID made the presentations. ITOC meeting description
Titled ‘New Trends in Publication and Data Metrics’, the second mini-workshop organized by TACC featured prominent experts from NISO, Mendeley, Thomson Reuters, and CrossRef/FundRef who updated the participants on key aspects of this burgeoning topic of change. TACC meeting description
Speakers’ presentations from both ITOC and TACC sessions are now available in the Members’ area of the website.
ICSTI is very grateful for the financial support towards this event provided by ProQuest.
ICSTI’s 2013 GENERAL ASSEMBLY took place on October 14-15 in Ottawa, Canada, hosted by National Research Canada, along with the annual meeting of the WorldWideScience Alliance.
The presentations delivered during the General Assembly TACC and ITOC sessions are available in the Members’ area of the website.
In addition, on the morning of October 16, ICSTI held a half-day workshop on ’Data and Non-Data Integration – A Journey Across Disciplines’ in the framework of the 2nd Annual CASRAI Conference taking place on October 16-18, the central theme for which was ’Big Data : The Advance of Data-Driven Discovery.’
ICSTI WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Thanks to the creativity and innovation of scientists, libraries, publishers, and information and technology communities, scientific discovery is being accelerated through the seamless integration and synthesis of digital data and non-data (e.g., text, multimedia, visualization). Rapidly making sense of huge volumes of data and facilitating easy navigation between data and non-data are enablers of new knowledge – and discovery. In this workshop, we will explore how this integration is taking place across a broad range of disciplines, such as environmental sciences, life sciences, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, and crystallography.
The Importance of Identifiers to Research - Richard BOULDERSTONE, Director of e-Strategy, British Library
Information Exchange in Structural Biology - PRESENTATION - John WESTBROOK, Research Professor, Rutgers University
Progress in Open-World, Integrative, Web-based Collaborative Research Platforms - PRESENTATION - Peter FOX, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute
Building Global Chemistry Network at the Royal Society of Chemistry - PRESENTATION - Valery TKACHENKO, Royal Society of Chemistry
Data Citation and Linking of Big and Continuous Data-An Experience from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program - PRESENTATION - Giri PALANISAMY, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lorrie Apple JOHNSON, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
ICSTI 2013 ANNUAL MEMBERS’ MEETING was held on March 16-17 in Hannover, Germany, hosted by the German National Library of Science and Technology - TIB. It was organized in conjunction with a Conference on Non-Textual Information on 18-19 March. Both events took place at the Leibnizhaus in the Old Town of Hannover.
The presentations delivered during the AMM TACC and ITOC sessions are available in the Members’ area of the website.
The joint Conference titled “Non-Textual Information - Strategy and Innovation Beyond Text” was organized by Goportis and addressed the topics
- Strategy and Policies
- Best Practices
- Innovation and Research
- Digital Preservation
Detailed Programme and CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS and VIDEOS available at ->http://www.nontextualinformation2013.de/index.php/programme