Be part of accelerating scientific discovery!
Help make important research available online by adopting a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) technical report. There are more than 200,000 DOE technical reports in need of digitization. In fact, most DOE technical reports from the 1940s to 1991 are still only available in hard copy or microfiche. This means that important research is not easily accessible by researchers and the public.
Once a document is adopted, it is posted by the U.S. Department of Energy and will remain available on-line for the undetermined future. It will be made full text searchable by DOE search engines like Science Accelerator.gov and Science.gov. It will be exposed to general purpose search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo, which may also make it full text searchable.
Will I receive recognition for sponsoring reports for digitization?
You can request recognition via a certificate of appreciation indicating that the electronic technical report was made possible by your contribution. The certificate will appear as the first page of the document for the indefinite future. (see an example of a sponsor certificate). Or, you may request an acknowledgment in honor of … or in memory of …, etc. to appear as the first page of the document. (see an example of an acknowledgement).
Why would I want to Adopt-A-Doc?
You may find a technical report that you want to share with others or you think worthy of making broadly available on the Web to support the advancement of science. When you search for important science information in your area of interest, you can choose to sponsor the digitization of any adoptable technical report. The cost is $85 (approximately the same cost as ordering a hard copy). Discounts for larger scale projects may be available. For additional information contact Debbie Nuchols at 865-576-5699 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I request anonymity when adopting a report?
Yes. In that case, no recognition will be placed in the report.
Adopt-A-Doc? is just one way OSTI.gov is working to increase the availability of important research.