PASTIC’s project “National Digital Archive of Research published in Pakistani Journals” launched- President ECOSF joined the launch
Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre (PASTIC) Is a premier organization in the country established for the dissemination of scientific & technological information for catering to the information needs of scientists, researchers, academicians, industrialists, entrepreneurs, planners, and policy makers.
The official launching ceremony of PASTIC’s project; “National Digital Archive of Research Published in Pakistani journals” was held on June 24, 2021. The project objectives and goals and the scope of work was shared with the stakeholders i.e., Publishers of Scientific Journals and other relevant participants. Through this project, PASTIC aims to develop Networking of Journals’ Publishers, Community, Preservation of National Research Content in Full-Text Format, Standardization of Scientific Journals Repository and development of Visualization Model to Review and analyse research trends. PASTIC will support Journal publishers by providing free Journal Hosting, Data import and Backup Services, Financial Assistance for Digitization, and Capacity Building of Publishers/editors / Scientific Community.
Chairman Pakistan Science, Prof. Dr. Shahid Mahmood Baig (SI), and two former Chairpersons of PSF; Prof. Manzoor Hussain Soomro President ECOSF, and Prof. N.M. Butt Chairman of Preston Institute of Nano Science & Technology (PINSAT), Islamabad, Pakistan joined the launch and spoke on the occasion.
Director-General, PASTIC Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Shaikh gave a brief introduction of PASTIC services. The project Manager, Mr. Saifullah Azim gave a brief introduction about the project, saying that the project is aimed to provide a single electronic platform to Scientific Journals published in Pakistan for preservation and dissemination of research published in indigenous Journals of Pakistan. Chairman, PSF appreciated PASTIC’s role in the support and promotion of research through its various activities.