We've recently released a new website for CISTI - reorganizing some things in conjunction with the CISTI Transformation and the changes in document delivery services.
Externally, the website has changed it's structure - and is still transitioning as the rollout of the new partnership for document delivery proceeds. That said, essentially the same services and content remain available. We've added a new metasearch function - that we hope will simplify things - particularly hoping to simplify the answer to the question "Does CISTI have this?" Now you should be able to find out - in one place.
Internally, things have changed significantly. In the past, CISTI provided a separate portal dubbed the "Virtual Library" for the exclusive use of NRC. We have merged the functionality of this portal with our main website - http://cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca - such that IP recognized persons (or those using our NRC proxy server) will see many more options including the ability to browse and search licensed and free e-journals, databases and other resources, librarian authored subject guides, and have an assortment of federated search options. Integrating the ILS/Catalogue, metasearch, and CISTI-hosted databases (Discover and NPArC) is CISTI's link resolution service Find@CISTI - now finally being used essentially EVERYWHERE there's a bibliographic citation presented on the website.
Presently, we're working to improve the site, and to release (finally) a version of the LibX Toolbar for NRC Staff - that I hope will bring the capabilities of the library more readily available for researchers in their work.
It's been a busy time.