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Science.gov's Unique Collaboration

by Valerie Allen on Mon, 14 Sep, 2009

Science.gov is a one-stop portal for federal government science information.  Over 200 million pages of science information from 14 federal agencies may be searched through a single query.  How far we have come in the past decade!

You may not be aware that Science.gov was developed and is governed by the Science.gov Alliance, a group of science information managers who began working together to overcome the stovepipes of agency information in 2001.   This unusual collaboration has taken a bottom-up approach throughout the development and operation of the site.  All participating agencies have an equal voice in the process; all agencies manage their own content through a decentralized content management model.   In addition, agencies maintain their own databases which are searched by Science.gov in real-time.

I am pleased to note that the Science.gov Alliance and their "out of the box" techniques have served the science attentive citizen well for almost 7 years!

Valerie Allen

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Valerie Allen
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Technical Information Specialist at US DOE OSTI since 1995. Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) from UT Knoxville.