A three-member delegation from the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC), visited the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) on 28 August 2018. In an three-hour exchange meeting, the colleagues from the ISTIC and the TIB presented and intensively discussed the topics "Discovery Systems" and "Research Data Management".
ISTIC and TIB have similar roles and responsibilities in their country and in their specific fields. The topics "Discovery Systems" and "Research Data" play an equally important role at both institutions.
Prof. Dr. Sören Auer, Director of the TIB, welcomed the guests together with the Deputy Director Dr. Sens and numerous colleagues of the TIB. After the warm greeting of the guests, Prof. Auer presented the research data management of the TIB in detail. The Chinese colleagues then presented their Scientific and Technical Knowledge Organization System (STKOS) and their Discovery System.
Finally, possible cooperations were discussed. The intention was expressed that the two institutions should continue to stay in permanent contact and make it possible to get to know each other better through visits and exchange meetings. An invitation was immediately addressed by the Chinese delegation. Furthermore, a possible cooperation in the field of data mining and knowledge extraction (regarding Chinese and Japanese literature) was discussed.