OSTI Celebrates 60th Anniversary Commemorated
On September 18, 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) commemorated its 60-year contribution to accelerating scientific discovery through the preservation and sharing of DOE R&D results. Historical exhibits and a program for retirees, former and current employees, and business and community leaders were held at the OSTI facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Dr. Jeffrey Salmon, Associate Under Secretary for Science; Dr. Eugene Garfield, Chairman Emeritus of Thomson Scientific; and Dr. Walter Warnick, OSTI Director, were speakers.U.S. Congressman Zach Wamp delivered pre-recorded video comments. During the event, the launch of DOePatents, a new website developed by OSTI, was announced. That evening OSTI co-hosted with Friends of Oak Ridge National Library a free community lecture by Dr. Garfield, a pioneer in information retrieval systems and inventor of Science Citation Index, at the American Museum of Science and Energy. As part of its 60th celebration, OSTI is participating in the Places & Spaces Mapping Science exhibit currently at the museum.