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Making the Web Work Even Better for Energy R&D

by Peter Lincoln 08 Oct, 2009 in Products and Content

The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) maintains several collections of scientific and technical information (STI) that can be employed to help achieve the President's national objectives for the U.S. Department of Energy.

OSTI's databases are important resources for scientists and engineers working to strengthen America's role as the world leader in science and technology, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote energy security and enhance nuclear security. OSTI has shown that the web can work better for science and research and development - and OSTI believes that making the web work still better for science and R&D will help overcome critical roadblocks to widespread, cost-effective deployment of emerging or existing but under-deployed energy technologies.

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OSTI Lights Candles

by Dr. Walt Warnick 25 Sep, 2009 in Personal Perspectives

Despite DOE's frequent leadership in science and technology (think "human genome" or winning 46 of the "R&D 100" awards in 2009), it's widely acknowledged within DOE that the public isn't particularly aware of DOE's role.  Not that we in DOE are shamelessly craving a little credit, but in a representative government, an inf

Related Topics: doe, osti, r&d results

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Customized Services for the Department of Energy Research Community

by Debbie Nuchols 16 Jul, 2009 in Products and Content

While the majority of the Office of Scientific and Technical Information's (OSTI) activities are focused on making the Department of Energy's (DOE) scientific and technical information widely accessible, OSTI also provides special services to the Department and its contractor community. 

Related Topics: doe, doe contractor, electronic access, information services, osti

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Surfing the Internet Gets Deep

by Stacy Kish 15 Jul, 2009 in Science Communications

WorldWideScience provides a one-stop search engine to mine global scientific databases in the deep web

The internet has revolutionized society by changing the way people communicate, find information, and enjoy entertainment. But a standard internet search misses at least 90 percent of the information available. 

Related Topics: china, doe, osti, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Tool Supports OSTI Mashups

by Mary Schorn 14 Jul, 2009 in Products and Content

Did you know that science information is available via web "mashups"? Web "mashups" combine multiple products/services into a single application for the purpose of consolidating information with an easy-to-use interface.

Related Topics: doe, mashup, osti, Science Accelerator, Science.gov, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Dynamically OSTI--Web 2.0 -- Enabling Information-Enabling Users-Enabling Acceleration

by Erin Anderson 19 Jun, 2009 in Products and Content

Fluidity is about being flexible, variable, graceful and agile. OSTI as an organization is fluid.

Related Topics: osti, osti corollary, podcast, rss, web 2.0, widgets

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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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OSTI is Committed to Facilitating Science Research

by Karen Spence 04 Dec, 2008 in Technology

OSTI
is driven! We are fully committed to providing scientists and
researchers with the social networking tools and services that can
make it easier for them to more rapidly advance their scientific
research. We have a number of exciting ongoing initiatives in support

Related Topics: doe, osti

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China Joins the WorldWideScience Alliance: Why This is Important

by Brian Hitson 29 Oct, 2008 in Products and Content

Related Topics: doe, osti, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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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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