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STPI and KISTI Have Rounded off Another Annual Staff Exchange Program in November


The annual staff exchange program between STPI and KISTI was once again successfully accomplished in November after one-month planning devoted by both parties.  This year the main focus of the program was to examine the transformation status of information services in both Taiwan and Korea.  Additionally, both parties exchanged experiences and know-hows in how to maximize the benefits of Consortium members when facing the budget cuts and limited resources.

Followed by the success of the “2015 KISTI Global Academy”, KISTI (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information) repeatedly held this event and invited STPI exchange staff to participate in the international program on November 7-11.  Joined by the delegates from Vietnam, Cambodia, Uzbekistan and Korea, 7 members in total had the opportunity to share the science and technology service infrastructure with participating countries.  This workshop consisted of sci-tech information specialists from national S&T institutes and aimed to facilitate exchange national sci-tech service environment among various countries.

One of the KISTI delegates visiting STPI was the research fellow who was responsible for assisting the Korea government to facilitate the policy of Institutional Repository (IR) and Open Access (OA).  Dr. Hyekyong Hwang, the Principal Researcher from KISTI’s Information Services Department, made request to visit the National Taiwan University (NTU) Library to learn the working mechanism of Taiwan Academic Institutional Repository (TAIR) and how NTU promoted IR related research and conducted international collaboration on IR and OA.

The friendship between STPI and KISTI has lasted for more than four decades.  A memorandum of understanding for cooperation in science and technology development was signed by both parties.  In autumn every year both parties dispatched 2 staff to visit one another in order to update the latest development of the institute and conduct in-depth discussion based on the designated subject agreed by both parties.