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OSTIblog Articles in the Personal Perspectives Topic

The Importance of Cross-fertilization of Ideas

by Sol Lederman 19 May, 2009 in Personal Perspectives

Being someone who really loves mathematics I enjoy reading about the lives of mathematicians, about how they think, and about how they solve problems. And, as an OSTI consultant I recognize the value of having access to the ideas of others when performing research.

Related Topics: federated search

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Transparency in Government and Transformative Science

by Dr. Jeffrey Salmon 04 May, 2009 in Personal Perspectives

I recently had the opportunity to speak with members of DOE's Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP) at their annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a collaboration that works and is critical to OSTI's success. It is supported by a DOE Order, but there is no compulsion in the order.

Related Topics: Scientific and Technical Information Program Website, stip, transformative science

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Dr. Warnick Speaks at Computers In Libraries Annual Conference

by Sol Lederman 03 Apr, 2009 in Personal Perspectives

Dr. Walt Warnick, Director of OSTI, recently had the honor of speaking at two events at the Computers In Libraries Conference. I asked Dr. Warnick to share some of his experience and perceptions from the talks through a short interview:

Related Topics: Computers in Libraries, federated search, Walter Warnick

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OSTI's Efforts Advance Energy Secretary Goals

by Sol Lederman 25 Mar, 2009 in Personal Perspectives

Energy Secretary Steven Chu

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Growing Up With Federated Search

by Dr. Walt Warnick 17 Mar, 2009 in Personal Perspectives

[Note: This article first appeared in the Federated Search Blog. ]

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On Credibility of Search Results

by Sol Lederman 10 Mar, 2009 in Personal Perspectives

On March 2nd I wrote an article for the Federated Search Blog: On credibility  of search results.

Related Topics: federated search, Science Accelerator, Science.gov, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Science Depends on the Diffusion of Knowledge

by Dr. Walt Warnick 05 Mar, 2009 in Personal Perspectives

Godfrey Kneller's 1689 portrait of Isaac NewtonAs Isaac Newton said, "If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Newton was not alone on

Related Topics: deep web, diffusion of knowledge, isaac newton, nsf

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Accelerate Science. Live Better. OSTI

by Dr. Walt Warnick 03 Nov, 2008 in Personal Perspectives

manor displayed beside a small cabin

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The Amazingly Egalitarian Impact of OSTI's Work

by Dr. Walt Warnick 23 Sep, 2008 in Personal Perspectives

Compared to the pre-woman_reading_library2.jpgWeb world of the early 1990s, OSTI now enables about a thousand-fold more information transactions.

Related Topics: full text, osti

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Dr. Bob Marianelli: A Catalyst for Accelerating Chemical Science

by Sol Lederman 05 Sep, 2008 in Personal Perspectives

Related Topics: doe, osti

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