OSTIblog Articles in the osti mission Topic

DOE OSTI Implements Re-organization: Sticking to Our Knitting While Meeting New Challenges

by Brian Hitson 08 Apr, 2015 in

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), a unit of the Office of Science, recently completed a restructuring to fulfill agency-wide responsibilities to collect, preserve, and disseminate scientific and technical information (STI) emanating from DOE research and development (R&D) activities, including a new obligation to provide public access to DOE-affiliated journal articles.

The re-organization is the culmination of a year during which OSTI took steps to re-focus and re-balance our operations by devoting more resources to collecting and preserving DOE STI and to providing comprehensive access to the results of DOE R&D investments.  At the same time, we streamlined our portfolio of science search tools to make it easier to find DOE’s R&D results.  In August, DOE became the first federal science agency to issue a public access plan for scholarly scientific publications in response to a February 2013 White House Office of Science and Technology Policy directive, and OSTI launched DOE PAGESBeta, a beta portal to journal articles and accepted manuscripts resulting from DOE-funded research.  On October 1, we issued the OSTI 2015-2019 Strategic Plan, a roadmap for working to ensure its collections and portals reflect the complete R&D output of DOE.  

Related Topics: Catalogue of Collections, E-Link, osti mission, re-organization


OSTI's Contributions Highlighted in DOE Open Government Plan

by Dr. Walt Warnick 12 May, 2010 in Science Communications


By Walt Warnick and Peter Lincoln

Related Topics: Open government, osti mission, r&d findings