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The Alliance for Innovation in Science and Technology Information

The Alliance for Innovation in Science and Technology Information is a 501 c 3 non-profit Association of science and technology libraries and information programs. It was originally established in January 1992 as The Library Services Alliance of New Mexico. In 1999 the Association changed its name to reflect the broadening geographic and philosophical scope of its membership.

From its inception, AISTI has focused on scientific and technical information and the best way to provide that information to the researchers of the members' primary communities.

Mission

The AISTI mission is to acquire science and technology information and to create collaborative tool sets and caisse a outils exploiting these to the best advantage for our researchers.

Vision

To be an innovative leader in cyber SCI/TECH information, producing new models of scholarly communication.

Membership

AISTI offers several types of membership. For futher information please see the criteria for membership, obligations, and benefits.

Full Membership is open to libraries and information programs in not-for-profit sci-tech organizations worldwide. Organizations are expected to have significant collections and sufficient resources to participate in AISTI projects, as well as expertise, products and resources that will advance AISTI goals. Full Members hold a seat on the board of directors, participate in the governance and direction of AISTI, actively participate in projects, attend educational programs and quarterly forums, and may participate in group licenses.

Collaborative Membership is open to libraries and information programs in not-for-profit and for-profit sci-tech organizations. Organizations are expected to have significant collections and sufficient resources to participate in AISTI projects, as well as expertise, products and resources that will advance AISTI goals. Collaborative Members participate in quarterly forums, projects, educational programs, and may participate in group licenses.

Associate Membership is open to all libraries and information programs in not-for-profit sci-tech organizations that do not meet criteria for full or collaborative membership. Associate members may participate in educational programs and group licenses.

Current Members

Full Members:

Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library
MS P362
Los Alamos, NM 87545
Contact Person: Rick Luce
E-mail:rick.luce@lanl.gov
Phone: (505) 667-5809
Fax: (505) 665-2948

NASA Scientific and Technical Information Program
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Langley Research Center, MS 157A
Hampton, VA 23681
Contact Person: George Roncaglia
E-mail: g.j.roncaglia@larc.nasa.gov
Phone: (757) 864-2374
Fax: (757) 864-7484

New Mexico State University Library
Branson Hall Library
Box 30006/Dept. 3475
Las Cruces, NM 88003-0006
Contact Person: Elizabeth Titus
E-mail: etitus@lib.nmsu.edu
Phone: (505) 646-4129
Fax: (505) 646-6940

Sandia National Laboratories Technical Library
9616 MS 0899
PO Box 5800
Albuquerque, NM 87185
Contact Person: Beth Moser
E-mail: ecmoser@sandia.gov
Phone: (505) 845-8593
Fax: (505) 844-3143

Santa Fe Institute
1399 Hyde Park Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Contact Person: Margaret Alexander
E-mail: mba@santafe.edu
Phone: (505) 946-2707
Fax: (505) 982-0565

University of New Mexico Centennial Science and Engineering Library
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Contact Person: Johann van Reenen
E-mail: jreenen@unm.edu
Phone: (505) 277-4412
Fax: (505) 277-0702

Collaborative Members:

Air Force Research Laboratories Libraries
AFRL/DSI Bldg 15, Room 225
1864 4th Street
WPAFB, OH 45433-7132
Contact Person: Carolyn Ray
E-mail: carolyn.ray@wpafb.af.mil
Phone: (937) 656-5609
Fax: (937) 255-5578

Ruth H. Hooker Research Library
Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
4555 Overlook Ave., S.W. Code 5220
Washington, DC 20375-5334
Contact Person: James King
E-mail: james.king@nrl.navy.mil
Phone: (202) 767-2357
Fax: (202) 767-3352

The National Academies Library
2101 Constitution Avene NW
Washington, DC 20418
Contact person: Victoria Harriston
E-mail: vharrist@nas.edu
Phone: (202)334-2327

Associate Members:

Library Linkages
IberoAmerican Science & Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC)
ISTEC, Honkonaa-Zuni Hall, Room 360
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131-4036
Contact person: Johann van Reenen, Liblink Director
E-mail:jreenen@unm.edu
Phone: (505) 277-8310
Fax: (505) 277-0207

Montana State University Libraries
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3320
Contact person: Bruce Morton, Dean of Libraries
E-mail: bmorton@montana.edu
Phone: (406) 994-6518
Fax: (406) 994-2851

National Science Foundation Library
4201 Wilson Blvd, Room 225
Arlington, VA 22230
Contact person: Stephanie Bianchi
E-mail: sbianchi@nsf.gov
Phone: (703) 292-7830
Fax: (703) 292-9245

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Library
Campus Station
Socorro, NM 87801
Contact person: Dal Symes
E-mail: dsymes@nmt.edu
Phone: (505) 835-5615
Fax: (505) 835-5754

South Dakota Schools of Mines & Technology
501 E Saint Jospeh Street
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
Contact person: Patty Anderson
E-mail: patricia.anderson@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-1255
Fax: (605) 394-1256

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center
The University of New Mexico
MSC09 5100
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Contact Person: Holly Shipp Buchanan
E-mail: hbuchanan@salud.unm.edu
Phone: (505) 272-2311
Fax: (505) 272-8254

University of Utah, Marriott Library
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0860
Contact person: Margaret Landesman
E-mail: mlandesman@library.utah.edu
phone: (801) 581-7741
fax: (801) 585-3464

Last updated Feb 2005

Useful resources

Budapest Open Access Initiative - A call for the adoption of open access business models for scholarly communication. See the February 2002 Newsletter for an important series of articles on open access.

CrossRef: The Central Source for Reference Linking - A collaborative reference linking service -- through which a researcher can click on a reference citation in a journal and immediately access the cited article.

Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) - An organization dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity.

Faculty of 1000 - A new online research tool that highlights the most interesting papers in biology, based on the recommendations of over 1000 leading scientists.

International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) - An informal, self-organized group comprising over150 library consortia from around the world. The Coalition serves primarily higher education institutions by facilitating discussion among consortia on issues of common interest.

Guidelines for Statistical Measures of Usage of Web-based information resources Statement of current perspective and preferred practices for the selection and purchase of electronic information International Scholarly Communications Alliance - The ISCA members, represented by over 600 research libraries worldwide, engage in a series of activities that focus the scholarly publishing process on the primary goals of the academic research community, advancing the discovery of new knowledge and facilitating its dissemination.

Machine Aided Indexing - Machine Aided Indexing (MAI) was originally developed by CASI as an aid to indexing technical literature for the NASA STI Database. The new web-based application was designed to provide authors, editors, information analysts, and others with a convenient, fully interactive tool for determining the subject content of documents, and identifying keywords and terms for various uses.

Open Archives Initiative - OAI develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content. OAI has its roots in an effort to enhance access to e-print archives as a means of increasing the availability of scholarly communication.

Open Archives Forum- Europe-based focus for dissemination of information about European activity related to open archives and, in particular, to the Open Archives Initiative.

Open Digital Libraries Project - A research project at Virginia Tech investigating the building of digital libraries as networks of independent components, with inter-component communication based on the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting and extenstions thereof.

The Scholary Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) - An alliance of universities, research libraries, and organizations built as a constructive response to market dysfunctions in the scholarly communication system.

The Transition from Paper: Where Are We Going and How Will We Get There? - An on-line book by R. Stephen Berry, University of Chicago, and Anne Simon Moffat, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Midwest Center.

Services

The following services are offered to AISTI members

  • Quarterly Forums
  • Collaborative Projects
  • Enhanced Access Tools
  • Group licensing and contract negotiation service
  • Electronic Databases and Journals
  • Passport Loan program
  • Specialized Solutions

Inside AISTI

The Alliance for Innovation in Science and Technology Information was originally established as the Library Services Alliance of New Mexico in January 1992. In 1999 the organization changed its name to reflect the broadening geographic and philosophical scope of its membership.

From its inception, AISTI has focused on scientific and technical information and the best way to provide that information to the researchers of the members' primary communities. Our Board of Directors are committed to innovation in the field of library science and each have implemented cutting edge processes in their organizations.