Committees


Information Trends and Opportunities Committee (ITOC)

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 include member-only briefings and presentations by experts on subjects of immediate relevance, complementing the technology/innovation focus of TACC. ITOC provides updates on current and potential partner activities and funded projects, as well as summary policy monitoring. As appropriate ITOC commissions white papers, and initiates best practice and benchmarking research.

Chair: Margret PLANK, German National Library of Science and Technology (TiB), Germany

Technical Activities Coordinating Committee (TACC)

TACC explores leading-edge technology, tools, and other technical topics of interest to the scientific and technical information community. Specifically, TACC routinely hosts and produces workshops, papers, and presentations by industry leaders and ICSTI members in approaches related to STI management, analysis, discovery, and dissemination, particularly in advancement of open science.

Chair: Brian HITSON, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), USA