The ICSTI 2016 General Assembly & Workshops meeting took place on Saturday, 10 September 2016 in Denver, Colorado, USA, immediately preceding the International Data Week (11-17 September) organised by CODATA, ICSU World Data System, and RDA, associate members and partner of ICSTI.
This ICSTI event comprised three parts : the General Assembly - reserved for ICSTI Members - and two workshops organised by our Information Trends and Opportunities Committee (ITOC) and Technical Activities Coordinating Committee (TACC). Both workshops were open to any delegates.
We would like to express our gratitude to all the ICSTI delegates who contributed their time and expertise to this event ! We are grateful to those members who presented their organisation’s/institution’s projects and initiatives at the General Assembly. A special thanks to the chairs who put together such diverse and exciting ITOC and TACC workshop programs and to our eminent speakers for committing to give their presentations and for definitely making the event a successful one.
Presenter slides can be downloaded from the Member’s page.
’Enabling Innovations for Researcher Workflows and Scholarly Communication’
The way science and research are organised and communicated has changed massively over the last couple of years. Driven by the globalisation of the scientific community, new approaches and tools are used for information-sharing and collaboration. Made possible by digital network technologies, they have an impact on the entire research cycle, from inception to publication as well as on the way in which the research cycle itself is organised. This workshop provides a platform for presenting, sharing and discussing best practice regarding the application of innovations for researcher workflows and scholarly communication.
Jeroen Bosman and Bianca Kramer, 101 innovations in scholarly communication - ’Innovations in scholarly communication : openness, efficiency and reproducibility drivers’
Cameron Neylon, Force 11 - ’From Principles to Action - The FORCE11 approach to innovation in scholarly communications’
Lambert Heller, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) - ‘Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons as a platform for collaborative annotation and reuse for scientific data’
Courtney Soderberg, COS-Center for Open Science - ’An Open Science Framework for managing and sharing research workflows’
Alex Viggio, University of Colorado Boulder - ’Lessons Learned from the OpenVIVO Experiment’
To read the ITOC workshop program, click the corresponding icon below.
Presenter slides can be downloaded from the Member’s page.
Workshop title :
‘Trends in Scientific Software Development, Sharing, and Use’
This session will explore the role of software in science. Specifically, the evolving role of software developers in the R&D landscape will be examined, and trends in coding practices, remote collaboration, and software sharing across vast, science-focused enterprises will be explored. Use cases for open source versus proprietary software will be provided as well as illustrations of commonly-used tools and platforms for collaboration and sharing. Emerging methods and practices for measuring the impact and use of scientific software will also be discussed, along with practices for linking software and related research objects (e.g., papers, datasets, multimedia, etc.). The needs and expectations of scientists and other patrons of technical libraries and information tools will also be discussed in the context of scientific software and related research objects.
Jay Billings, Oak Ridge National Laboratory & DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information - ’The New Department of Energy Software Center’
Andrea Ross, Eclipse Foundation - ’Eclipse Foundation : A symphony of R&D collaboration’
James Willenbring , Sandia National Laboratories - ’The IDEAS Scientific Software Productivity Project’
Fernando Pérez, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - ’Project Jupyter : from interactive data science to reproducible computing in HPC environments’
Eleonora Presani, Elsevier - ’SoftwareX – A new Open Access software journal’
To read the TACC workshop program, click the corresponding icon below.
ICSTI GENERAL ASSEMBLY
This year’s General Assembly was worth attending for at least two reasons :
The election of the new ICSTI Governance for the 2016-2019 triennium took place during the meeting
Member organisations were invited to share with fellow delegates highlights of projects/initiatives/innovations that they recently completed or are implementing via short 10-minute presentations during the meeting.
Member-to-Member presentations can be downloaded from the Member’s page.
The ICSTI 2016 Annual Members’ Meeting & Workshops meeting took place on Saturday 20 February at the DoubleTree Hotel in Philadelphia, PA, USA, immediately preceding the NFAIS Conference on 21-23 February.
As part of the 2016 Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM), the ICSTI ITOC and TACC committees organized two workshops. Both explored the common theme of
Text and Data Mining.
Open to all ICSTI and non-ICSTI delegates, the workshops provided a forum for presenting how a number of different communities are exploring TDM opportunities. Attendees were offered the chance to interact with and learn from eminent experts covering a number of domains - including libraries, publishers and scientists - who addressed the theme from multiple perspectives. A wide range of disciplines, such as the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, were represented, discussing new solutions, challenges and strategies focusing on TDM.
Chairs of ITOC and TACC, Margret Plank and Brian Hitson welcomed the presenter pannel including Justin Fessler, IBM Watson Solutions ; Heather Joseph, SPARC ; Peter Mutschke, GESIS ; Chris Shillum, Elsevier ; Alex Wade, Microsoft Research ; Chuck Koscher, Crossref ; Peter Murray-Rust, University of Cambridge ; Babis Marmanis, CCC ; and Sayeed Choudhury, Johns Hopkins University.
ICSTI sincerely thanks our Sponsors whose generosity in providing financial support contributed significantly to the success of this event.
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.