IU5. International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI)

21 February 2006

Dear Professor Butterworth,

The New Year is upon us, and the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) is preparing to continue its service to the scientific, technical and medical information (STI) communities. The continued growth of electronic publishing in all its various forms highlights the value ICSTI brings to its members. The enclosed ICSTI Report provides an overview of ICSTI’s activities in the past few years.

We also enclosed your invoice for ICSTI 2006 membership dues, along with payment details. We appreciate prompt attention to payment so ICSTI can support its planned activities in a timely fashion.

In the coming year, ICSTI will continue to focus on its fundamental goals:

  • To promote the recognition of STI’s value;
  • To enhance the access and delivery of STI; and
  • To provide an interaction forum for the world’s STI community.

The STI industry continues to change rapidly. Repositories are growing in size and number, helping the digitization process. Past and present content are being digitized, with the goal of preserving access to the information for all users. ICSTI is the unique international organization that brings together the entire STI community as it responds to this changing environment.

In 2006, ICSTI is holding two important meetings that allow ICSTI members to learn first hand about the opportunities and challenges for the STI community in our electronic future.

  • February 3, 2006, Information and Data in e-Science: Making Seamless Access a Reality. This ICSTI Technical Meeting which was held in conjunction with the ICSTI Winter Meeting in Paris, France.
  • June 7 thru 11, 2006, ICSTI Annual General Assembly and Public Conference in Washington, D.C.

We value your membership and look forward to seeing you at our Annual General Assembly and Public Conference in Washington, D.C. The theme of the Public Conference is “New Information Challenges, Opportunities and Partnerships in the Community of Science.” For more information and registration for this event, please see our website at The information will be posted during the first week of March, 2006.

Best Regards,

Gérard Giroud, President

pp - Chervine Chams, Executive Secretary


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