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Enhancing Collaboration – The Washington Perspective
Dr. Walter Warnick, Director, OSTI
April 21–22, 2005
Slide 2: Appreciation
The further I get into SC-33 duties and other activities, the more I appreciate STIP!
Slide 3: Our Mission
To advance science and sustain technological creativity by making R&D findings available and useful to DOE researchers and the American people.
Slide 4: Focus on Results
The Department of Energy Act of 1977 (P.L. 95-91) mandated DOE to "carry out the planning, coordination, support, and management of a balanced and comprehensive energy research and development program . . . disseminating information resulting from such programs . . ."
STIP accomplishments are making a difference in the diffusion of science.
Slide 5: Collaboration Is Our Culture
- Since 1997, collaboration has been imperative to the success of STIP
- DOE is still at forefront of the Information Age
- Our actions put DOE ahead of the E-gov curve
- Our preferred way of doing business in STIP has prepared OSTI well for other endeavors
Slide 6: Roles Have Expanded!
- CENDI Chairmanship
- GPO Depository Library Council to the Public Printer
- ICSTI Participant
- Bottom Line: Increased presence in interagency and international forums, bringing new appreciation to the DOE STI Program
Slide 7: Collaborative Successes Abound
- Science.gov – Multi-agency alliance
- CENDI – Cross-agency cooperation
- GPO – Partner in providing public access
- Google, Yahoo!, MSN – Making DOE's STI accessible to public search engines
- NSDL – Increasing access
- CrossRef – First government gray literature to join
Slide 8: Seamless Access through STIP
Central: Currently OSTI provides stewardship for almost 5M citations and 1.5M reports
Distributed: Almost 100,000 of these reports are available online and are fully searchable
Fully searchable through OSTI, but 25 percent are hosted by the labs!
Slide 9: Science.gov Alliance
DOE has largest share of Federal STI in Science.gov.
Note: DOE also contributes over 21% of total pages in Science.gov.
Slide 10: Science.gov – Authoritative Selected Science Information
- New Alert Service feature was added in February (Try it. You'll like it!)
- Version 3.0 is in development, due in fall
- Version 4.0 is not far away on horizon
- OMB E-Government Report to Congress on March 1, 2005, noted that Science.gov was one of two efforts, government-wide, satisfying the requirements of Section 207 of the E-Gov Act
- " . . . so citizens can access the results of Federal research."
Slide 11: GPO Access
The OSTI–GPO Partnership Continues to Thrive
- Over two decades of successful partnership
- DOE does more!
- Web harvesting leading to government-wide portal
Slide 12: Google, Yahoo!, MSN
- Partnerships with commercial search engines continue to grow, advancing STIP mission
- Increased access to deep Web information – available and searchable
- Exposing our deep Web content to surface Web
Slide 13: NSDL Collaboration
This year we began another approach to support deep Web searching
Why shouldn't DOE STI [and that of other science agencies] be searchable
through the National Science Digital Library collection?
We believe it should – and we're working to make that happen!
Slide 14: CrossRef Opportunity
- Our membership pioneers a first-of-a-kind government–private partnership
- Couples the vast gray literature available at Information Bridge with the reference-linking capabilities of CrossRef
- Offers an additional pathway using DOIs to increase long-term access
- Advances mission of making DOE research results more accessible, via a multitude of pathways
Slide 15: SC e-journals
- OSTI and SC working closely to deliver valuable resources to further enable the advancement of science
- To date a huge success
- Announced June 2004
- Currently 1,487 titles available on wide range of disciplines
- Content includes current back to 1996
Slide 16: SC e-journals
"We have a proposal" . . . Sharon
Slide 17: Emerging policies
Public outcry for access to Federal STI is broadening scope of agencies'
view beyond traditional gray literature
- NSF/NSB – Long-Lived Data Collection
- NIH – Journal articles
- DOE – STIAB
Slide 18: Numeric Data
- Text results of DOE's R&D are consistently collected, preserved, and disseminated. Yet the underlying source data created through experimentation and testing are not readily accessible.
- Ten highly specialized DOE data centers store data and provide access, but not all DOE research data is covered.
- The Data Centers called for a "data management policy."
- The STI Program proposes to
facilitate, coordinating among data centers to enable linking
to full text and increasing access to data collections.
The report of the DOE Data Center meeting (held July 2004) was issued at the recent STIAB meeting. [Contact Sharon Jordan for a copy.]
Slide 19: NIH Policy
- Enhancing public access to archived publications resulting from NIH-funded research
- NIH-funded investigators requested to submit to the NIH National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central an electronic version of the author's final manuscript upon acceptance for publication
- Strongly encourages authors specify posting of their final manuscripts for public accessibility as soon as possible (and within 12 months of publisher's official publication date)
Slide 20: STIAB Established
We stand on the rim of a new era of global discovery
And at the beginning of a fruitful partnership effort
Slide 21: Dr. Orbach Chairs STIAB
Initial STIAB meeting, March 10, 2005
"Today, we stand on the rim of a new era of global discovery.
STI can no longer be simply technical reports or gray
literature in the traditional form. While such documents
served us well in the past, we must modify our practices just as science
communication has changed and continues to change due to the Internet,
grid computing, simulation, collaboratories, and other technological advances
we can't even envision yet in our day-to-day operations."
Slide 22: The Challenge
- Dr. Orbach's challenge to create a new STI policy to advance missions of the future
- Ensuring that the definition of STI matches the mission
- Labs and programs know the value of underlying information – STIAB
will provide DOE corporate buy-in
Slide 23: New STI Policy on the Way
- To affirm that DOE values all forms and formats of STI, the “tangible” result of R&D
- To ensure STI program clearly encompasses text documents and numeric data
Slide 24: New Draft STI Definition
Scientific and Technical Information (STI) consists of the experimental, observational, and analytical findings and conclusions resulting from research and development activities, as well as other relevant associated information and data.
DOE STI is the body of scientific, technical, or associated knowledge identified as having value to accomplish DOE's missions and support the advancement of science.
Slide 25: Promising Future
- Science progresses only if knowledge is shared
- Together we are entering a new era of knowledge diffusion – GLOBAL DISCOVERY
- The best is yet to come!