- OSTI and Reference Linking
OSTI actively supports the practice of Reference Linking . Also referred to as citation linking, reference linking adds value to technical reports and journal articles by hyperlinking the references at the end of the document. Authors frequent ...
OSTIblog Frontpage Blog Post - Daphne Evans - 2008-05-13 11:39 - 0 comments
- Open Science: the Case for Preserving Raw Data
Everyone speaks well of the idea that the results of scientific research should be open for all to see, although there are obvious caveats to complete openness: Proprietary research, human subjects research, preliminary results, the pace and timing for r ...
OSTIblog Frontpage Blog Post - Jeffrey Salmon - 2011-07-12 13:06 - 0 comments
- The Jordan Aha! Test for Visualizations
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Such is the justification and hope for visualizations. Examples o ...
OSTIblog Frontpage Blog Post - Sharon Jordan - 2010-03-24 08:24 - 0 comments
- Author Notification
Authors of DOE scientific and technical reports are getting their research results made electronically available worldwide courtesy of the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, http://www.osti.gov/ . OSTI is making research res ...
OSTIblog Frontpage Blog Post - Jim Littlepage - 2008-05-12 12:47 - 0 comments
- OSTI's Web Traffic
Recently, I had the opportunity to explore OSTI's web traffic statistics with Walt Warnick and Karen Spence. I am quite happy with what was revealed about our traffic growth and the value of our various collaborations in making scientific and technical i ...
OSTIblog Frontpage Blog Post - Mark Martin - 2011-05-16 07:38 - 0 comments
- Dark Archives
I have to admit that I am truly a science fiction and fantasy geek. Blame it on growing up on a steady diet of Star Wars and Transformers. This bit of background information helps explain why I smile internally whenever I get the chance to talk about d ...
OSTIblog Frontpage Blog Post - Mark Martin - 2011-08-04 14:47 - 0 comments
- OSTI's Web Metrics - Partially Measuring Success
OSTI creates and deploys web-based information products to accomplish its mission . One way to measure the success of this approach is to use web metrics to gauge and analyze the usage of the information we disseminate via our web- based products ...
OSTIblog Frontpage Blog Post - Mark Martin - 2009-09-24 08:36 - 0 comments
- For Spreading Knowledge, the Optimum Investment Is Not the Minimum
An earlier article derived the Knowledge Investment Curve. Information sharing is an integral part of the R&D process. Thus, decision makers affect the pace of ...
OSTIblog Frontpage Blog Post - Walt Warnick - 2009-10-27 11:45 - 0 comments
- David Kaiser on hippies and physics
OSTI's diffusion researcher David Kaiser has a new book on "How the Hippies Saved Physics" that is getting great reviews. A Science Magazine review says "Meticulously researched ...
OSTIblog Frontpage Blog Post - David Wojick - 2011-07-22 07:18 - 0 comments
- Leaping Concepts and Global Discovery
Much of what OSTI does is aimed at accelerating communication within scientific communities. But there is another vitally important kind of scientific communication that we are also facilitating, which I call "leaping concepts." Leapin ...
OSTIblog Frontpage Blog Post - David Wojick - 2009-10-28 16:00 - 0 comments