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Introducing SciTech Connect

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Introducing SciTech Connect

With the release of SciTech Connect, OSTI is expanding its deployment of semantic search, an innovative technology to improve the quality and relevance of search results across the majority of its DOE content.  Semantic search is a way to enhance search accuracy contextually. Rather than relying on search algorithms that identify a specific query term, semantic search uses more complex contextual relationships among people, places and things. It is an especially effective search approach when a person truly is researching a topic (rather than trying to...

Related Topics: Energy Citations Database (ECD), Information Bridge (IB), SciTech Connect, STI reports

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OSTI by the numbers

by Tim Byrne 02 Nov, 2012 in Products and Content

For those of you who like numbers, I thought I would give you a few numbers about some of OSTI’s databases and search products. 

Fuel Cells to market?

DOE has outlined a Market Transformation strategy for demonstrating the commercial viability of fuel cell power in applications for which there is a business case, and com­municating the potential environmental and economic benefits of the clean energy technologies.  Current results of an ongoing multiyear study of fuel-cell powered vehicles, supported by the DOE EERE [...

Related Topics: EERE, fuel cells, Information Bridge (IB)

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Fuel cell vehicle…working toward an enviro-friendly car of the future

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Fuel cell vehicle…working toward an enviro-friendly car of the future

Hydrogen fuel cells are being widely tested as a potential for meeting future transportation needs.

In the technical report, Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Project, available from the Information Bridge, the U.S. Department of Energy, Mercedes-Benz & Research Development, North America (MBRDNA), Chrysler, Daimler, Mercedes-Benz...

Related Topics: energy, fuel cells, Information Bridge (IB)

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Public Access – Help Shape It!

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Public Access – Help Shape It!

As a reader of this blog, you are naturally a stakeholder in the government's public access policies – specifically, public access to scholarly publications containing federally-funded research results.  As the largest government funder of research in the physical sciences as well as a key funder across a broad spectrum of other science and technology fields, the Department of Energy, through our national laboratories and grantees, produces an enormous number of scholarly publications each year.

Journal articles are the gold standard of scholarly publications.  Books and conference...

Related Topics: Information Bridge (IB), public access, RFI

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OSTI's Web Metrics - Partially Measuring Success

by Mark Martin 24 Sep, 2009 in Technology

OSTI creates and deploys web-based information products to accomplish its mission.  One way to measure the success of this approach is to use web metrics to gauge and analyze the usage of the information we disseminate via our web- based products.

An "information transaction" is the largest and most broadly defined web metric we track at OSTI. We define an information transaction as a discrete information exchange between an information patron and OSTI's suite of web-based information services. An information transaction occurs when...

Related Topics: Information Bridge (IB), Information Bridge MARC Records, marc, mission, Science Accelerator, Science.gov

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ROI of 10,000,000% -- Would You Invest?

Even the most outrageous Ponzi scheme couldn't promise a return of 10 million percent, but that's the return to be realized by opening the Department of Energy's historic R&D findings to the web.  Yes, you have to accept certain assumptions, but it's not a major leap.  Let's review the math.

Since the early 1940s (even before the Atomic Energy Commission...

Related Topics: Adopt-A-Doc, digitization, Information Bridge (IB)

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OSTI Link in New York Times Blog

by Nena Moss 23 Mar, 2009 in Products and Content

A document made available by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) was recently linked in the New York Times City Room? blog article "Answers about New York's Weather, Part 3". It was included with the answer to "How strong can an Atlantic sea breeze get? Is there...

Related Topics: bnl, brookhaven national laboratory, Information Bridge (IB), long island, new york times, paper, sea breeze

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OSTI Functions in Brief

OSTI is dedicated to the principle that to advance science, research must be shared. OSTI  is increasingly recognized for its contributions to the sharing and exchange of scientific and technical information.  OSTI works to accelerate discovery by speeding access to knowledge.

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Related Topics: Field Work Proposals, Information Bridge (IB), searchable fwp, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Join the discussion on important DOE research

Our team is excited to announce that you can now join in or start discussions on important DOE research and development in the Information Bridge collection.

Our new social networking feature, Document Discussion, has been added to the Information Bridge to provide a forum for moderated, substantive commentary on DOE research and development. Users may perform a search at the Information...

Related Topics: doe, Information Bridge (IB), technical reports

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