OSTIblog Posts by Kristin Bingham

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Former Information Program Specialist

Search Technology Developed by DOE Wins NIH Challenge

NLM Plus

Published on Nov 23, 2011

WebLib, a start-up company which won a Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant, managed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), has just won a celebrated Challenge.gov contest using technology developed for DOE.


World Wide Information: The Other Side of the Coin

Published on Mar 29, 2011

Much has been written in this blog about WorldWideScience.org.  As regular readers well know, it is a global gateway to scientific and technical databases conceived, developed, and operated by the US Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information.


A Remarkable Encomium for WorldWideScience.org

Published on Feb 26, 2010

“World Wide Science is the world’s most important scientific resource, where the global science community can share knowledge.”  This remarkable encomium did not come from just any casual observer, but from a leader of one of the world’s top information organizations.  While interviewing with Information World Review, Richard Boulderstone, director of e-strategy and information systems at the British Library, shared this perspective. 


Impact of Basic Research on Innovation

Published on Jun 01, 2009

 The development of MP3 technologies illustrates the unexpected benefits of basic research. In 1965, a hand-sized storage and playback device that would hold 15,000 recorded songs was the stuff of science fiction. Even simple hand-held calculators were rare and expensive at that time.


OSTI's contribution to international discovery: WorldWideScience.org

Published on Apr 03, 2008

On June 22, 2007, OSTI opened WorldWideScience.org, a global science gateway, to the public.


Naming the First World Wide Science Gateway

Published on Nov 16, 2007

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.