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Do You Have a Favorite Science Teacher? Adopt-A-Doc in Their Honor

by Debbie Nuchols 30 Aug, 2012 in Products and Content
Adopt-A-Doc

What is Adopt-A-Doc?  Adopt-A-Doc is another way OSTI is working to increase the availability of important research.  You can be a part of accelerating scientific discovery and help make important research available online by sponsoring the digitization of any adoptable U.S Department of Energy (DOE) technical report.   Your report will be made full-text searchable by DOE search engines like Science Accelerator.gov and Science.gov; as well as be exposed to general purpose search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

Related Topics: Adopt-A-Doc, appreciation, certificate, digitization, electronic documents, honor, memory, scientific information

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Preservation Week 2012, April 22-28

by Kate Bannan 24 Apr, 2012 in Science Communications

Preservation Week was created in 2010 because there are over 630 million items in collecting institutions such as libraries that require immediate attention and care.

Preserving books, articles and other important information is no easy task because as many as 80% of these institutions have no paid staff dedicated to carry out these activities, and 22% operate without any collections care personnel. Complicating matters, it is estimated that 2.6 billion items are not protected by an emergency plan, which means these resources are in jeopardy should a disaster strike.  One way to protect and preserve these resources, as well as make them more readily available to a wider audience, is digital preservation.

Related Topics: digitization, DOE Green Energy, preservation, Science.gov, ScienceCinema, ScienceEducation.gov

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You Can Be a Part of Accelerating Scientific Discovery!

by Susan Tackett 13 Aug, 2009 in Products and Content

Related Topics: Adopt-A-Doc, digitization, doe, technical reports

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

by Brian Hitson 22 Jul, 2009 in Products and Content

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

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

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What's in the OSTI Legacy Collection?

by Tim Byrne 20 Mar, 2009 in Products and Content

The DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information legacy collection contains an estimated one million technical reports representing six decades of energy research that is, for the most part, unavailable in electronic format.  On average, OSTI receives close to two hundred requests each month to digitize specific reports, with the vast majority of the requests coming from

Related Topics: Adopt-A-Doc, AEC, digitization, doe, Energy Citations Database (ECD), erda, legacy collection, Nobel Prize, osti

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Approximately 10,000 DOE research documents added to the Information Bridge searchable database

by Michelle Turpin 17 Apr, 2008 in Products and Content

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

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