ICSTI facilitates cooperation and knowledge exchange among scientific and technical information stakeholder organizations. ICSTI’s mission cuts across scientific and technical disciplines, as well as international borders, to give member organizations and their staffs the benefit of a truly global community.
The future of STI is changing. New technologies are continuously reshaping the way information is processed, transferred and utilized. By creating opportunities for connection and engagement at all levels of our member organizations, both management and staff benefit from the shared experiences and expertise of the ICSTI community’s diverse and truly international perspectives.
ICSTI invites interested organizations to unite with our current members around the common goals and shared challenges inherent to information management and infrastructure in the open science era.
"What I value most about ICSTI is its role as a networking platform for stakeholders and interested parties from the fields of science, information infrastructures, and science policy. Open Science and Open Access are massively changing the research landscape. Scientific workflows are becoming more collaborative, reproducible, and transparent, and there are many new opportunities for scientific impact. Information infrastructures, such as scientific libraries and information centers, play a critical role in the success of this digital transformation—a good reason to sit down together at the same table and share experiences."Margret PLANK
Head of Lab for Non-Textual Materials, German National Library of Science and Technology (TiB)
Being an ICSTI member has provided "insight into most recent international trends & developments, topics and expert discourse in the environment of scientific and technical information providers" and "inspiration (and motivation to work even harder) through experiencing a sense of shared purpose amongst thought leaders, critical thinkers, experienced practitioners and innovative "doers" working towards building infrastructures and services that can be regarded as the (invisible) backbone of our information and knowledge society."Maximiliane OKONNEK
Managing Director, ETH Library Lab at ETH-Bibliothek
"By participating in ICSTI events we at JST were able to renew our knowledge and recognition of scholarly information business. In Japan there are very few channels to catch up with global trends, and I believe ICSTI has offered us a window to the world of scholarly communication. Being a member of a global organization [allows us] to synchronize our knowledge and recognition with global stakeholders."Yasushi OGASAKA
Director, Department of R&D for Future Creation, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)