U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Science.gov @ Five Years

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Science.gov @ Five Years
InterLab '07
Los Alamos, New Mexico
October 1–3, 2007

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Science.gov is all of these things
• USA.Gov for Science cross-agency portal
• Large scale collaboration between major science agencies
• Wealth of information located by term or topic
• Unique search capability that searches the deep Web
• Traditional search capability indexing over 1,800 sites

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The Science.gov Alliance
17 organizations from 13 agencies
• Department of Agriculture
National Agricultural Library
United States Forest Service
• Department of Commerce
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Technical Information Service
• Department of Defense
Defense Technical Information Center
• Department of Education
National Library of Education
• Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information
• Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
National Institutes of Health
National Library of Medicine
• Department of Interior
United States Geological Survey
National Biological Information Infrastructure
• Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Environmental Information
Office of Research and Development
• Library of Congress
• National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Scientific and Technical Information Program
• National Science Foundation
• United States Government Printing Office
With additional support from the National Archives and Records Administration

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Science.gov

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Breaking News!
Website by committee actually works!
Why?

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Significant events— a perfect storm
• USA.gov (formerly FirstGov)
• Two workshops on concept and infrastructure issues
• CENDI backbone of established relationships
• The ease of the technology
• Small amount of early seed money for cross-agency initiatives

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Explore Selected Science Web Sites by Topic

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Browse by topic

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Featured Search, Specials Collections, and Featured Web Sites

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Search Results

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Some features added since version 1.0
• Subscribe to weekly Alerts identifying newly added items
• Email results to yourself or a colleague
• Sort by date, author, title in addition to source
• Refine your original search
• Begin viewing results while more are returned
• Multiple algorithms for relevancy used

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Search from Science.gov Web Sites and Energy & Energy Conservation Sources

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Search results from Science.gov

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Surface Web and Deep Web—2005
• Size: Estimated to be 8+ billion (Google) to 45 billion (About.com) web pages
• Static, crawlable web pages
• Large amounts of unfiltered information
• Limited to what is easily found by search engines
• Size: Estimated to be 5 to 500 times larger (BrightPlanet)
• Dynamically generated content that lives inside databases
• High-quality, managed, subject-specific content
• Growing faster than surface web (BrightPlanet)

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Agencies are responsible for their agency information
• NTIS developed the original catalog
• CENDI Secretariat now maintains the content catalog
• Agency content managers submit and edit their information via a form
• By Topic sites are indexed nightly by USGS
• Real time search of content in large databases

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Content Guiding Principles
• Science.gov presents select, web-based government science information
• The focus is on subject rather than government organization
• The audience is the science aware citizen, including educators, students, professional researchers, and members of the general public with an interest in science and technology
• The sites are selected and cataloged with the user in mind

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Science.gov Contributing Agencies
USDA 16%
DOC 10%
DOD 3%
DOE 24%
DOI 10%
ED 1%
EPA 7%
GPO 1%
HHS 13%
NASA 7%
NSF 8%
Based on number of URLs in Web site catalogue as of April 2006.
Note: DOE also contributes over 21 percent of the 50 million pages in Science.gov search.

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U.S. invests approximately $8.5 billion in energy-related research and development each year
• OSTI collects, preserves, disseminates, and leverages DOE’s scientific and technical information resulting from this investment.
• OSTI collaborates within DOE to develop and maintain an efficient and effective access and delivery system.
• OSTI partners with other organizations to facilitate national and international cooperation and information exchange.

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OSTI Partnerships include but are not limited to
• STIP
• Science.gov Alliance
• CENDI
• ETDE
• ICSTI
• WorldWideScience Alliance

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WorldWideScience.org

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Current National Partners in WorldWideScience.org
Australia
Brazil
Canada
Denmark
France
Germany
Japan
The Netherlands
New Zealand
South Africa
United Kingdom
United States