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

OSTI Slideshows and Speeches

DOE's STI Program and Products

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DOE’s STI Program and Products
Sharon Jordan
Assistant Director for Program Integration
CENDI Meeting
May 5, 2010

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Focus of DOE’s STI Program

Priority #1:

• Create a centrally managed, authoritative collection of DOE STI for long-term use and access

Priority #2:

• Ensure worldwide scientific knowledge and discoveries are accessible to DOE researchers, thus accelerating the advancement of science

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Slide 3: DOE’s Scientific Disciplines

From A to Z (well, W)
ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES BIOMASS FUELS CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION EFFECTS OF RADIATION AND OTHER POLLUTANTS ON BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS AND ORGANISMS ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY ENERGY STORAGE ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS GEOSCIENCES GEOTHERMAL ENERGY HYDRO ENERGY HYDROGEN INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCES MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES MATERIALS SCIENCE MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY NATURAL GAS NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS OTHER INSTRUMENTATION PARTICLE ACCELERATORS PETROLEUM PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE SOLAR ENERGY SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS SYNTHETIC FUELS TIDAL AND WAVE POWER WIND ENERGY

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Ensuring Access to DOE R&D Results

• OSTI coordinates with POCs across the complex

• DOE R&D results are:
• Collected from DOE offices, labs, and facilities, as well as university grantees;
• Preserved for re-use;
• Made accessible via multiple web outlets.

• Interagency and international partnerships leverage access and use of DOE R&D results

"The Secretary, through the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, shall maintain within the Department publicly available collections of scientific and technical information resulting from research, development, demonstration, and commercial applications activities supported by the Department."

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Mission in Balance

STI Program Is Balancing…

• Access to DOE's publicly releasable R&D findings

• With appropriate safe-guards for unclassified but sensitive material as well as for classified weapons research documents.

DOE’s STI is disseminated by OSTI per markings provided by submitting labs, facilities, and offices

Markings address OUO, ECI, and more….. Including PPII

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Slide 6: STI "Directive"

DOE Order 241.1A, Scientific and Technical Information Management, defines purpose, objectives, requirements and responsibilities

• In official revision process
• Addressing new forms of STI Collaboration emphasized
BUT
• Distributed electronic infrastructure
requires agreeing to
“drive on right side of road”

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The DOE STI Program Is a Collaboration

• STI representatives from labs & offices meet annually

• Bimonthly
teleconferences held

•Working groups deal
with special topics, e.g.,
"New Media WG" and
"Legacy Digitization"

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Best Practices Defined Collaboratively

• Website redesign in progress
• Work of cross-cutting team
• To be launched in late May or June

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E-Link Web-Based Reporting System

• Documents the receipt, review and release from “input” to “output” products
• Used by grantees to submit final reports and by awarding officials and programs to review reports
• Offers reporting for sites’ use in managing their STI process
• Used for tracking and statistics

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DOE STI Repository

Legacy R&D Document Collection:

• 1.2 MILLION full-text scientific documents, representing the cumulative scientific knowledge from DOE and predecessor agencies’ R&D efforts dating from the early 1940s.
• Approx 15% of the collection has been digitized

Since 2001, R&D documents are received in digital form from originators. Born digital documents = Over 197K

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Serving the Nation… by Sharing Science www.osti.gov

1940’s Atomic Energy Commission created Nuclear Science Abstracts began
1950’s Microfiche & Full-Text Docs to Depository Libraries Atoms-For-Peace Program
1960’s Computer Technology implemented International cooperations put in place (IAEA)
1970’s AEC became Energy Research and Development Administration Energy Database (EDB) began, broadened info scope ERDA became Dept of Energy Dept Directive DOE O 1340.1 includes technical reports
1980’s International Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE) Charter member of CENDI Database Structure DOE STI Directives created
1990’s Digitization of Report Literature Began Innovation of Multiple Internet Age Tools STIP Strategic Plan Adopted Dublin Core Electronic STI submissions
2000’s Electronic Transition completed Web Tools and Federated Searching expanded Increased STI Usage via Web Technology Innovations continue: relevance ranking, alerts, social media, etc.

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STI Access in the Information Age

• Single Query Access
• Tailored Product Functionalities
• Customer Driven Services
• Non-Text Media
• Web 2.0 Capabilities

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New methods / focus

• Innovative development

• Context Sensitive Word Clouds
• Relevant Content “narrowing” clusters

• "More Like This" technology
• WorldCat inclusion in bibliographic citation
• Wikipedia Inclusion in bibliographic citation
• OpenURL

Visual depictions
Context-sensitive
Content Clusters
Citation Expansion

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STI Products Today

Information Bridge – R&D technical reports are full-text searchable, freely available online.

Is primary set of R&D findings published as documents

Now over 237,000 DOE technical documents fully searchable.

Other tools uniquely address each type of STI and the manner in which they were published:

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www.osti.gov/bridge

Author and subject clusters
Word Clouds

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Additional Features for IB

OSTI obtains
Cross Ref DOI for DOE
tech reports

Select the document title, then start a discussion "See/Add Document Discussion"

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ecd

Energy Citations Database: citations from 40s to present (NSA and EDB included)

• WorldCat for journal articles
• Link to Open Access Journals
• Hotlink to NTIS Availability
• Availability OSTI as DE97007054
To purchase this media from NTIS, click here
• Hover over title on search results page: OSTI ID plus the abstract displays

www.osti.gov/energycitations

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Ensuring DOE R&D Is Globally Accessible; Bringing R&D from Global Sources to DOE

Sources of Scientific and Technical Information (STI)
Key Specialized OSTI Information Sites
Federated Search Across Multiple Sites

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Because R&D Results Are Useful

Making DOE STI searchable and easily found

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Slide 20: Where Is the Industry Headed?

•Open Government
• Many OSTI data sets are in Data.gov
• Determining what new data sets would be high value
• "Machine-readable" formats desired
• Cookies/Persistent Cookies
• New OMB guidance on session cookies may be coming
• Many potential changes to underlying OSTI systems to better address user needs/preferences
• Multimedia
• OSTI is positioning to start accepting multimedia types of STI
• New STI Order addresses new forms of STI
http://www.osti.gov/sciencepix/
• Microsoft audio indexing project

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Slide 21: Multimedia Prototypes

• Partnering with Microsoft on a prototype site, which demonstrates the audio searching of videos, available at:
https://www.msravs.com/audiosearch_OSTI/default.aspx?index=mva

• An OSTI prototype site, called SciencePix, shows a selected set of videos with limited metadata, and no audio indexing: http://www.osti.gov/sciencepix/
• It is available, although password-protected, outside the building

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Slide 22: Ensuring Access to Science Information and Research Results

Science Accelerator
Science.gov
WORLDWIDESCIENCE.ORG

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Slide 23: Continuing to Adapt and Adopt

We must do new things because what it means to manage STI in 2010 is very different than what it was even 10 years ago.