Volume of Content Made Searchable by OSTI
400,000,000 pages of Global Scientific and Technical Information (STI) These web-available pages would fill 62,000 traditional 2-feet deep file drawers.
200,000,000 pages of U.S. Government STI These web-available pages would fill 33,000 traditional 2-feet deep file drawers.
11,400,000 pages of U.S. Department of Energy STI These web-available pages would fill 1,900 traditional 2-feet deep file drawers.
Amount of Data Transferred in FY08: 9.95 terabytes
To advance science and sustain technological creativity by making R&D findings available and useful to Department of Energy (DOE) researchers and the public
- Making government-sponsored R&D information available via single-query aggregated portals
- Responding to practices of searchers.*
Librarians, researchers and the public can access a science page count comparable to, but not duplicative of, the entire science content of Google™
*In 2002 OCLC ?Perceptions of Library and Information Resources,? 84% of public began search using search engines; only 1% began with online databases.