Faisalabad, 19th March, 2022
Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre (PASTIC) a premier organization for Collection and Dissemination of Scientific & Technological Information to cater the information needs of scientific community has taken initiative to launch a National Repository of Research published in Pakistani journals under development project.
Consortium launching ceremony of Journal Publishers for Punjab Region along with Project Awareness Activity was held at Serene Hotel, Faisalabad on March 19, 2022. Sixty (60) Journal Publishers/ Editors and representative from ORIC from different cities i.e. Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur, Multan, Faisalabad and Sargodha, participated in Consortium Launching and Project Awareness activity.
Project is aimed to launch a National forum of Journals Publishers community by facilitating free technical support for Journal Hosting, digitization, data backups and capacity building to achieve the Preservation of National Research Content in Full-Text Format through standardization along with Visualization Model to Review Research Trends at country level.
Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation, Prof. Dr. Shahid Mahmood Baig, (S. I) was the Chief Guest of the program while, Rector, The University of Lahore, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf and Vice Chancellor, Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology (KFUEIT), Prof. Dr. Muhammad Suleman Tahir were the Guests of Honor.
During opening ceremony, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Shaikh, Director General PASTIC briefly introduced the PASTIC services whereas Dr. Maryum Ibrar, Additional Director (STI), PASTIC gave the brief introduction about PASTIC Abstracting & Indexing Services.
Mr. Saifullah Azim, Project Manager briefly explained the project’s aim and objective towards providing a single electronic-platform to publisher community in Pakistan for preservation and dissemination of indigenous research published in Pakistani Journals.
Mr. Ahmad Hassan, Chairman R&D Committee, Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry, (FCCI) also attended the event and appreciated the PASTIC’s initiative for development of national archive for preservation of research content.