Science.gov @ Five Years
Science.gov @ Five Years
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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.
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.
OSTI Partnerships include but are not limited to • STIP • Science.gov Alliance • CENDI • ETDE • ICSTI • WorldWideScience Alliance
Current National Partners in WorldWideScience.org Australia Brazil Canada Denmark France Germany Japan The Netherlands New Zealand South Africa United Kingdom United States