The Office of Scientific and Technical Information will fulfill a critical U.S. Department of Energy mission to ensure long-term preservation of and access to the results of DOE research and development (R&D) investments. Across the full spectrum of DOE R&D programs, OSTI will provide accountability for all DOE scientific and technical information—in its many forms—through electronic, efficient, and user-friendly tools and technology.
The mission of the Office of Scientific and Technical Information is to advance science and sustain technological creativity by making R&D findings available and useful to Department of Energy researchers and the public.
1. Accountability for the collection and acquisition of DOE unclassified R&D results
* implement the acquisition aspects of the DOE Public Access Plan for scholarly publications;
* target comprehensive electronic submission of technical reports and other textual forms of scientific and
technical information (STI);
* increase the volume of searchable multimedia forms of STI; and
* increase acquisition, registration and usability of DOE R&D datasets.
2. Long Term Preservation of DOE R&D Results
* increase the digitization of legacy holdings through partnership and collaboration;
* support preservation through migration and interoperability;
* preserve DOE STI hosted in a distributed environment through dark archiving; and
* ensure the preservation of unclassified DOE R&D results through validated testing of
disaster recovery and contingency plan elements.
3. Collection, Protection, Preservation, and Secure Access to Classified R&D Results, Unclassified
Controlled Nuclear Information (UCNI), and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
* achieve comprehensive electronic submission of classified and UCNI STI;
* deploy secure, need-to-know-based search and retrieval for classified and UCNI STI;
* ensure preservation of classified R&D information and UCNI through validated testing of
disaster recovery and contingency plan elements;
* develop specialized information tools and services to support the National Nuclear Security
Administration (NNSA) and DOE;
* review, catalog, mark, and disseminate classified and UCNI STI according to DOE and national
* life-cycle management of CUI.
4. Maximum Use of and Visibility for DOE R&D Results
* ensure high visibility and use of the DOE public access model, DOE PAGESBeta;
* benchmark National Library of EnergyBeta and constituent products as “best in class” from government,
academia, and industry;
* leverage partnerships to promote and support DOE R&D priorities; and
* establish communications as a driver of visibility.
5. Strong Foundations, Partnerships, and Agility
* provide leadership and organizational structure that clearly defines vision and performance expectations
and facilitates efficient operations and camaraderie;
* ensure a technology and cyber infrastructure that serves both OSTI’s programmatic requirements and internal
* offer a physical infrastructure that provides a safe, secure, efficient, and healthy environment for OSTI’s
workforce and information assets; and
* be committed to flexibility as opportunities for new collaborations and business lines emerge.