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Alliance for Innovation in Science and Technology Information (AISTI) Records

Identifier: MSS-1065-BC

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of administrative and program materials. By-laws, annual reports, board of directors’ meeting minutes, and financial statements provide insight into the operations and vision of AISTI. Materials such as conference programs, notes, correspondence, contracts and agreements shed light on the activities and issues that were important to research libraries in the 1990's and early 2000s.


  • 1992-2008

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Organizational Information

The Alliance for Innovation in Science and Technology Information (AISTI), previously called the Library Services Alliance of New Mexico, was a consortium of libraries, laboratories, universities and research institutions whose mission was “to acquire science and technology information and to create collaborative tool sets exploiting these to the best advantage for researchers.” Members included Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library, NASA Scientific and Technical Information Program, New Mexico State University Library, Sandia National Laboratories Technical Library, Santa Fe Institute Library, University of New Mexico Centennial Sciences and Engineering Library, and University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Information Center. There were also collaborative and associate members.

AISTI’s key initiatives included emerging research summits, an E-print server to house information generated at AISTI institutions; annual mini-conferences; and presentations to promote the idea of open access to scholarship. Services included quarterly forums and group licensing and contract negotiations.


2 boxes (2 cu. ft.)


Collection consists primarily of administrative records and program materials of the Alliance for Innovation in Science and Technology Information (AISTI).
Finding Aid of the Alliance for Innovation in Science and Technology Information (AISTI) records, 1992-2008
B. Silbergleit
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131