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WorldWideScience - The One-Stop Global Gateway to National Science Portals

I would like to share news of groundbreaking proportion on the subject of accelerating scientific progress. On June 12, 2008, in Seoul, Korea, OSTI, along with national and international partners, formally established the WorldWideScience Alliance, a multilateral governance structure for the global science gateway WorldWideScience.org (WWS).

First, let me provide a brief history.  As many of...

Related Topics: federated search, icsti, kisti, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Four Generations of Dominick Federal Employees

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Four Generations of Dominick Federal Employees

            When I was a young girl, and someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would tell them that I wanted to work for the Federal Government.  I had reached this conclusion because of my father, who was himself a third-generation federal employee.  My father worked for the Soil Conservation Service, now the Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Growing up, I saw what kind of opportunities his job provided for our family.  My grandfather worked as a civil engineer for SCS, and his father began working for SCS right...

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Google, Center for Democracy and Technology Recognize OSTI as Leader

by Nena Moss 20 Dec, 2007 in Personal Perspectives

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Google, Center for Democracy and Technology Recognize OSTI as Leader

As a staff member involved in OSTI's Web presence, it was personally satisfying today to hear Google's J.L. Needham mention OSTI in testimony to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  Mr. Needham cited OSTI as an example of a government Web site that increased citizen access to government information by incorporating Google's sitemap protocol. The video is found in a December 11, 2007 article on Google's Public Policy Blog, "...

Related Topics: democracy, google, public policy, sitemap protocol

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Mixing Science.gov, Coffee, and a Laptop

 

Yesterday my son had an emergency appendectomy - these days a pretty routine procedure. But far from routine was the array of drugs offered to get him through the long night ahead.

What were the side effects behind these strange-sounding names? How would they affect his recovery? Would all these drugs interact minus a negative outcome? And were they even necessary?

Happily, my job is community outreach for OSTI which hosts Science.gov. So, armed with a laptop in a corner coffee shop with wifi...

Related Topics: medical information, osti, Science.gov

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Naming the First World Wide Science Gateway

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Naming the First World Wide Science Gateway

In 2005, the idea of creating a global science gateway for the web was conceived at OSTI.  It would make the best collections of scientific information from nations around the world act as if they were a single enormous collection.  It would be searchable via a single query, and it would be available at no cost to anyone anywhere with web access. 

In the beginning we called the gateway Science.World.  This pithy title properly conveyed that the gateway would be about science and would be truly international in scale, and the "dot" indicated...

Related Topics: osti, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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