U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Office of Scientific and Technical Information

60th Celebration



On September 18, 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) commemorated its 60-year contribution to accelerating scientific discovery through the preservation and sharing of DOE R&D results. Historical exhibits and a program for retirees, former and current employees, and business and community leaders was held at the OSTI facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Jeffrey Salmon, Associate Under Secretary of Science, U.S. Department of Energy; Eugene Garfield, Chairman Emeritus of Thomson Scientific; and Walter Warnick, OSTI Director, were speakers. U.S. Congressman Zach Wamp delivered pre-recorded video comments. During the event, the launch of DOepatents (www.osti.gov/doepatents) a new Web site developed by OSTI, was announced.

 

Dr. Jeffrey Salmon, Associate Under Secretary for Science
Dr. Jeffrey Salmon
Associate Under Secretary
for Science USDOE
Dr. Eugene Garfield, Chairman Emeritus of Thomson Scientific
Dr. Eugene Garfield
Chairman Emeritus of
Thomson Scientific
Dr. Walter Warnick, Director, OSTI
Dr. Walter Warnick
Director, OSTI


A free community lecture and reception celebrating the 60th anniversary was held that evening at the American Museum of Science and Energy (www.amse.org). Dr. Eugene Garfield presented “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – tracing the impacts of information retrieval systems on science policy.” Dr. Garfield is a pioneer in information retrieval systems and inventor of Science Citation Index. He is founding publisher/editor of The Scientist, author of over 1,000 articles and books, and has lectured widely throughout the world. Also as part of its 60th anniversary, OSTI is participating in the museum’s Places & Spaces Mapping Science exhibit (www.osti.gov/60th/datamaps). OSTI’s Mapping Astrophysics from DOE R&D Results will be on display through January 7, 2008. The illustrations in OSTI’s display are based on a key DOE database, Information Bridge (www.osti.gov/bridge).

 

Celebration Letters

 

Parker Hardy, Sharon Jordan, and Walt Warnick

Parker Hardy, left, president and CEO of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, presents a resolution to
Walt Warnick, director of OSTI, and Sharon Jordan,
assistant director.
Walt Warnick, Carol Tenopir, and Ed Cortez
Ed Cortez, right, director of the University of Tennessee
School of Information Science (SIS), and Carol Tenopir, director of research at SIS, present a letter of
congratulations
to Walter Warnick, director of OSTI.