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CISTI: Promoting Science Access


Brief overview of some ways in which NRC-CISTI is promoting science access for Canadians and the world.

Brief overview of some ways in which NRC-CISTI is promoting science access for Canadians and the world.

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  • 1. CISTI: Promoting Science Access Presented at IFLA Science Policies & Science Portals August 8, 2008 Richard Akerman
  • 2. Science Access for Canadians
    • Free access to NRC Research Press journals for Canadians
    • STM Collection
    • Federal Science e-Library
    • Participation in Canadian Virtual Health Library
    • NRC Publications Archive (NPArC) - institutional repository
    • CISTI Trusted Digital Repository
    • PubMed Central Canada (PMC Canada)
    • Participation in
    • Participation in Research Data Canada –
  • 3. Research Press and CISTI STM Collection
    • NRC Research Press Journals
    • Free access for all Canadians
    • Strengthen STM collection that supports services to NRC and Canadian innovation sectors
    • Align information resources to support NRC Strategy initiatives
    • Develop a sustainable strategy for acquisition of STM resources
    • Obtain access rights for core clients
  • 4. Infrastructure Partnerships (1)
    • Support NRC goals of working more closely with other government departments and supporting the health sector by enabling access to STM information
    • Federal Science eLibrary (FSeL consortium)
      • Provide federal researchers, policy analysts and decision makers with equitable access to full-text journals
    • Canadian Virtual Health Library (CVHL)
      • Vision: Ensure Canadian health care providers have equal access to the best information for patient care
      • Status: Seeking funding from Canada Health Infoway for next phase
  • 5. Infrastructure Partnerships (2)
    • Enhance visibility of Canadian STM research by creating more accessible digital repositories
    • CISTI Trusted Digital Repository (TDR) & NRC IR
      • NRC mandated deposit
    • PubMed Central Canada (PMC Canada)
      • Canadian Institutes of Heath Research (CIHR) mandated deposit
      • A CISTI-CIHR partnership to join NIH PMC International
      • Similar to UKPMC model
      • Long-term vision: A platform for Canadian health research information and services
  • 6. Expanding Access
    • Participation in
    • Participation in Research Data Canada
      • CISTI coordinating the Research Data Strategy Working Group
      • CISTI will contribute metadata expertise and develop a Web gateway to Canadian scientific data sets and other data repositories
  • 7. WRAPUP