STIP Collaboration: Meeting the Challenges Together

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    STIP Collaboration: Meeting the Challenges Together

    Walt Warnick, Ph.D.
    Director U.S. Department of Energy
    Office of Science
    Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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    Collaboration Is Imperative


    Info Age
    OSTI
    TIO
    STIM

    OR

    Info Age
    STIM
    TIO
    OSTI
    Program Manager
    Researcher

    Together we can achieve more (with less) than we can individually.
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    Remember When? …a transformational moment…


    A few of you will recall this poster and its importance to STIP.

    It initiated a major undertaking, which turned into a major achievement for our entire community.
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    Our purpose



    STIP annual meetings are not just a time to renew acquaintances. It is also a time to openly discuss our visions for the future, to set goals, and to grapple with challenges.
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    Collaboration led to success



    Three years ahead of the DOE goal!

    In 1997, we set out on a path of collaboration; we achieved our vision ahead of schedule, in 2001.

    Secretarial Certificate for Achievement of Electronic Goal
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    How and why did this work in 1997?



    We agreed to a vision that made sense.

    Then set goals, strategies and operating plans to lead DOE in the Information Age, through a complex-wide collaboration.

    • From print to digital!
    • From 9 formats to 1 format!

    electronic transition
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    But those of us who were here know the transition was far from easy


    Dilemma: We at OSTI had to create digital age systems while we were running paper age systems

    One unavoidable result was the acquisition of a back log of paper technical reports at OSTI

    Another result was that we came under pressure to abandon key parts of the OSTI mission

    But the result was that the transition was net beneficial
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    Transactions Over Time



    Transactions by Citizens and Scientists
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    The web is transformational technology for sharing knowledge



    We are about 15 years into the age of the web.

    But remember, the web is still young and will certainly continue to evolve.

    Just as another well-known transformational technology evolved.

    1903       1918

    15 years into the age of the automobile
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    1903      1918      1928      1937      1950      1960      1975      1980      1994      2010

    The automobile continued to evolve beyond its first 15 years …

    Ford designers in 1918 may have thought about the far off future, but their focus was the next few years.

    So, how will the web evolve?
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    While there are no facts about the future, it is highly likely that the web will continue to develop in ways that, today, cannot be reliably predicted beyond the near term.

    So we need to continue to adopt and adapt—digitization, other kinds of STI, virtual integration, getting the message out better and better.
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    We are our own model for continued progress



    Today, we together face a new generation of dilemmas

    We need to rededicate ourselves to our traditional responsibilities, such as making technical reports searchable

    Meanwhile, we need to adapt and adopt new forms of STI and new technologies
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    OSTI has shared a vision



    • Strategic Plan, goals and strategies
    • Greater transparency for science, ideas for delivering new forms of STI
    • DOE Data Explorer
    • SciencePix (indexing, accessing audio/video)
    • Concepts from other agencies and other collaborations of which OSTI is a part
    • CENDI – STI managers of 14 federal agencies, jointly hosting a Scientific Data Management Workshop in June
    • ICSTI – STI Managers from around the world, WorldWideScience.org continues to expand exposure for DOE R&D
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    STIP and WWS.org



    STI you provide to OSTI rolls into Science.gov and then rolls into WorldWideScience.org, making an ever-broadening circle of access to the DOE R&D results. 

    Coming SOON: WorldWideScience.org with multilingual capability, so even more researchers on a global scale will be able to make use of DOE R&D.

    Likewise, DOE researchers can make use of R&D from over 60 countries.

    Of Note: One more way the STIP group helps OSTI:  We surveyed you about interest in accessing foreign R&D. STIP answered "YES, the labs need access because more and more projects are done on an International scale."
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    STIP Vision?



    At this meeting, let’s continue on that steadily evolving course

    Work together to craft practical strategies for embracing emerging types of STI
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