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  • MASTIC is responsible to maintain and operate the MESTECC's Library. The library is MESTECC's Resource Centre committed to its mission to be a powerful source of knowledge provider in providing excellent collection and information services in support of MESTECC's vision to be the lead agency in the advancement of science, technology and innovation.
  • The library has a substantial and diverse collection of science and technology (S&T) resources of various knowledge such as innovation, biotechnology, biodiversity, marine science, information & communication technology (ICT) and sustainable development, including information related to S&T policy, its management, technology forecast and environmental management. To date, the collections consist of more than 13,000 volumes of monographs, 32 current subscriptions of magazines/journals, newspapers, online databases (in-house and commercial), multimedia resources, theses, annual reports, proceedings and reports.
  • The Library is opened to government researchers/officials, students from higher learning institutions and professionals from public and private sectors. For further information please logon to the library portal via MESTECC website at www.mestecc.gov.my or MASTIC website at mastic.mestecc.gov.my or logon directly to http://iportal.mastic.gov.my/.

Selected Library Collection

  • National Research and Development (R&D) Survey
    • The aim of the survey is to measure the investment in creation of new scientific and technological knowledge by the performance of research and development (R&D). The analysis of the survey result provides an insight into the growth of R&D activities undertaken by the public and private sectors in Malaysia. Accurate and timely data on various R&D activities in the country must be gathered comprehensively to provide crucial input for the policy makers.
  • National Survey of Innovation
    • The national survey of innovation has been conducted since 1994 to provide information on the state of technological development in the country. It has assisted policymakers in identifying the characteristic of innovation in greater detail which is important for the purpose of policy intervention. The methodology employed in the survey was based on the recommendations of the Oslo Manual and the Community Innovation Surveys carried out in the European Union (EU) countries.
  • Public Awareness of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Malaysia
    • The aim of the survey was to measure the Malaysian public awareness, attitude towards, interest in, and understanding of science, technology and innovation (STI) as well as to ascertain the extent of the public's involvement in the STI programmes and the success of the implementation of these programmes. The findings are useful particularly for policy makers to plan and employ better strategies to make STI less formidable and more appealing to Malaysians. The public, in return, will benefit from effective STI programmes, will bring about positive impact on both social and economic development. Furthermore, comparisons were also made with other countries for policy making and benchmarking.
  • Bibliometric Study
    • The national bibliometric study was conducted to lay the foundation for creating a national bibliometric database required for strategic planning of science and technology (S&T) development of the country. The objectives of the study are to identify S&T knowledge output by Malaysian scientists measured by the number of published papers at the international level, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the performance of institutions and individuals in relevant fields of research and to identify the extent of collaboration among institutions and countries.
  • Malaysian Science and Technology Indicators
    • The Malaysian Science and Technology Indicators is the consolidation of data from surveys conducted by MASTIC as well as a compilation of secondary data from other organizations and agencies. The report provides details of the national performance and trends in S&T including education, human resource development, research and development, innovation, scientific publications and public awareness of S&T. It also contains comprehensive indicators to benchmark the nation's status and performance over the years as well as internationally.

MASTICLink holds the largest single source of information available in the country on S&T human resource, projects and facilities. This information is contributed by various individuals and organisations from government agencies including institutes of higher learning (IHL) and government research institutes (GRI) in Malaysia. These searchable databases are available to the public and accessible by MASTIC portal member for free. The following information currently available in the MASTICLink :

  • Directory of STI Organisation
    • This directory provides a listing of organisations involved in scientific and technological related activities in Malaysia. The information is based on surveys conducted by MASTIC and grouped by the public sector, the private sector, and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs).
  • STI Human Resource
    • The database contains the profiles (CVs) of S&T personnel involved in S&T activities from public and private institutions. The personnel is categorised into Malaysian S&T human resource profiles, Experts list and members of the Academy Science of Malaysia. The Directory of S&T Expert then published and disseminated it to interested S&T organisations or individuals.
  • STI Projects
    • The database also contains information on on-going and completed S&T projects conducted by institutions of higher learning (IHL) and government research institutes (GRI). These projects are funded by MESTECC's grants such as the ScienceFund, TecnoFund, InnoFund, IRPA (Malaysian Plan, MP: MP-6, MP-7, MP-8) and also projects funded by government agencies, universities and some private sectors.
  • STI Facilities & Equipment
    • This database contains a listing of S&T facilities and equipment allocated in various government agencies including universities. These include laboratories and specialised facilities, testing grounds, and equipment for R&D purposes and other S&T related activities . The Directory of S&T Facilities and Equipment is published to encourage sharing of S&T equipment and to prevent purchasing of the same S&T equipment among government agencies.
  • TECHMart
    • TECHMart contains research findings and innovations by local researchers with the potential for commercialisation. Local scientists are invited to take advantage of this platform to showcase their findings, to seek business partners and to enhance networking.
  • Suscribed Database : Tech Watch (Explorer), LawNet, Science Online
    • ​​These database offer valuable insight to identify and understand how and why technology will develop and see commercialization realistically, without the hype so prevalent in today's technology focused environment. Hopefully local organisations and individuals will get access to the latest strategic S&T information and knowledge at par with those in developed countries.
  • Knowledge Resource for Science and Technology Excellence, Malaysia (KRSTE.my)
    • KRSTE.my is an initiative to enhance MESTECC's information management system. The system has been developed to integrate information silos from various databases and systems throughout the country. It will provides single point access to STI and R&D information.
    • KRSTE.my is in line with MESTECC's responsibilities to generate STI knowledge through collecting, preparing, managing and disseminating of information of STI via ICT infrastructure. KRSTE.my will:
      • Encourage collaboration among S&T communities via sharing of information on research and development (R&D) activities such as the Brain Gain programme and R&D commercialisation; 
      • Enhance the national R&D/S&T productivity as a result of effective sharing and exchanging of information among the STI communities;
      • Improve the sharing and searching capabilities of STI information to facilitate policy makers and central planning agencies in making effective and reliable decision;
      • Provide a platform for MESTECC to develop local STI information content and indigenous knowledge, and to preserve institutional memory through a Single Point Access Facility, SPAF.
      • Provide a platform for knowledge management activities such as collecting, saving, managing and disseminating STI information electronically based on its security level

As an information centre, MASTIC has to provide online STI information to make it accessible to clients within and outside MESTECC. In that sense, MASTIC has developed its website at mastic.mestecc.gov.my  which provides wide range of information on science and technology in Malaysia. Various information is available on the website such as MASTIC's publications, S&T incentives and R&D grants, MASTICLink database, online subscribed database and links to KRSTE.my. Interested users are required to register as a portal member, for free, to identify and assign their access right to information available on the site.