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For Spreading Knowledge, the Optimum Investment Is Not the Minimum

by Dr. Walt Warnick 27 Oct, 2009 in Technology

An earlier article derived the Knowledge Investment Curve.


Information sharing is an integral part of the R&D process. Thus, decision makers affect the pace of scientific progress when they determine the fraction of R&D dollars dedicated to sharing knowledge. Think of it this way: A program for sharing knowledge derived from scientific research has much in common with a scientific research program itself in that they share the common goal of advancing science.  When decision makers of R&D programs discuss optimum funding for research, their decisions are driven by affordability. Similarly, there is an optimum investment in sharing research results as conceptually suggested by the Knowledge Investment Curve. And just as for research itself, the optimum investment is not the minimum.

Related Topics: information sharing, osti corollary, r&d programs

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The X-Portal Vision of the Future

by Peter Lincoln 05 Oct, 2009 in Technology

As OSTI Director Walt Warnick likes to say, today's Web is like the Model T Ford -- revolutionary but ready for vast improvement. This is especially true when it comes to making the Web work for science and technology. In that spirit I want to describe a new kind of Web Portal, one which has yet to be built. It is called the X-Portal.

Related Topics: federated search, Science.gov, WorldWideScience.org (WWS), x-portal

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OSTI's Web Metrics - Partially Measuring Success

by Mark Martin 24 Sep, 2009 in Technology

OSTI creates and deploys web-based information products to accomplish its mission.  One way to measure the success of this approach is to use web metrics to gauge and analyze the usage of the information we disseminate via our web- based products.

Related Topics: Information Bridge (IB), Information Bridge MARC Records, marc, mission, Science Accelerator, Science.gov

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Ideas That Bind

by Moderator 10 Sep, 2009 in Technology

by David Kaiser (MIT) and Luis Bettencourt (LANL)

Related Topics: co-authorship, collaboration, information flow, networks

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OSTI's Pioneering Technology Efforts

by Mark Martin 24 Jul, 2009 in Technology

A typical misconception I face when I tell people that I work within the government is that they think my job, even though it is in the technology arena, must move at a snail's pace relative to the commercial sector. This preconceived notion that our government crawls along relative to technology adoption and innovation - at least in my experience - is way off the mark.

Related Topics: Energy Files, federated search, milestones, Science.gov, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Transparency of Scientific Information

by Mike Jennings 01 Jul, 2009 in Technology

As a coordinator of Web 2 media and product technology at OSTI, I've often wondered whether the stakeholders involved in the development of DOE scientific reports could benefit more from web innovations such as websites, blog sites, subscriptions, and "live" content.

Related Topics: electronic documents, transparency, web 2.0

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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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Beyond Collecting: Connecting

by Dr. Walt Warnick 19 Nov, 2008 in Technology

by Walt Warnick and Sol Lederman

Related Topics: DOE Research & Development (R&D) Accomplishments, Energy Citations Database (ECD), ETDEWEB, mission, sti

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Pushing the Limits is Key to OSTI's Success

by Dr. Walt Warnick 09 Oct, 2008 in Technology

by Walt Warnick and Sol Lederman

Related Topics: eniac, federated search

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Surviving a Technological Transformation

by Dr. Walt Warnick 02 Sep, 2008 in Technology

The life of every person in the world today has been shaped by successive technological transformations. The printing press transformed communication and education, beginning in the mid 15th century. Sailing and navigation technology of the late 15th century allowed Europeans to learn about other continents, beginning the global network of trade.

Related Topics: DOE Data Explorer (DDE), milestones, Science Conference Proceedings

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