First of all, we hope that you are well and keeping safe during the coronavirus outbreak.
Working remotely, we are continuing to provide tools and resources to help you keep researching effectively during this challenging and uncertain time.
Our fantastic editorial team are working hard to keep FSTA updated at the same level as before the outbreak, so that researchers can find high quality scientific food information from home. If this changes as a result of the crisis, we will update this message here and on the FSTA page.
We are seeing information research and library training taking place online more than ever before. In addition to the FSTA database itself and new user training materials and webinar sessions, we have developed a number of educational resources which are freely available. We hope these will be helpful for you!
During the outbreak, we are unable to fulfil print subscriptions of FSTA - Food Science and Technology Abstracts, which are published as printed books of abstracts. We have contacted print customers to offer an alternative access option during this time.
Our response to the ICOLC statement
In response to the recent statement by ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia), IFIS would like to advise all its customers that we are working hard to understand better how the current global COVID-19 pandemic affects the worldwide information community.
Given that most universities are now closed and students will be completing the current academic term in an entirely on-line format, we appreciate that priorities may have changed and that the continuous access to online resources is essential.
We would like to reassure all our customers that we will offer flexibility around renewals of our products and will work with our customers to offer the best service we can to help you to keep serving your stakeholder needs efficiently and effectively throughout this time of crisis.
If you do have concerns about any aspect of your subscription to FSTA, or access to FSTA in general, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to discuss this and work with you on an individual basis.
If you have any questions or suggestions for how we can better support you and the food community during this period, please let us know.
With best wishes for you and your families from the IFIS team. Stay safe!