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OSTI & Publishers
Building on Win-Win Collaborations between
Publishers & U.S. Dept. of Energy
Slide 1: Building on Win-Win Collaborations between Publishers & U.S. Dept. of Energy
Brian A. Hitson and Mark Martin
On behalf of
Walt Warnick, Ph.D., Director
Office of Scientific & Technical Information
U.S. Department of Energy
Journal Publishers Meeting
April 30, 2012
Slide 2: What Is OSTI?
OSTI is a program within DOE’s Office of Science, with a corporate responsibility for ensuring access to DOE R&D results.
Energy Policy Act of 2005
"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."
"…the Department's role as a source of information…is unique and indispensable in the advancement of energy technologies."*
-- from Quadrennial Technology Review press release
"Our success should be measured not when a project is completed or an experiment concluded, but when scientific and technical information is disseminated…"
-- from 2011 Department of Energy Strategic Plan
Slide 3: OSTI Products
For specific document or media types
DOE Data Explorer
DOE Green Energy
DOE R&D Accomplishments
Science Conference Proceedings
Energy Citation Database
Aggregator Products – federated search
Science Accelerator - Integrates key DOE databases Covers a range of R&D results (reports, patents, citations, e-prints, etc.)
Science.gov - Integrates 12 U.S. federal science agencies Databases and websites offer over 200 million pages of science information
WorldWideScience.org - Integrates >70 nations
Provides over 400 million pages of science information from databases and portals worldwide; performs multilingual search across 10 languages; translation of English content for non-English speakers and non-English content for English speakers
Slide 4: OSTI Web Traffic
- OSTI information transactions have increased from 2 million to 250 million.
- Information Transactions: discrete information exchanges between a user and an OSTI web product.
Slide 5: OSTI & Publishers
OSTI is improving DOE's ability to demonstrate its research results by collaborating with journal publishers. This involves engaging with publishers to identify and broaden access to the journal articles reporting on research funded by DOE.
Slide 6: DOE-Affiliated Articles by Publisher (2007-2012)
American Chemical Society 19%
American Physical Society 18%
American Institute of Physics 8%
Institute of Physics 7%
Source: Web of Science
Slide 7: Pilot Projects
Enhancing journal article full-text searching: Making citations of DOE-funded journal articles available in search & retrieval applications operated by OSTI
Slide 8: *A Note About Dark Archive
For reports hosted at laboratories, OSTI maintains a dark archive. Through this existing infrastructure OSTI would make journal publisher full text searchable.
|Dark archives are far less expensive to operate and maintain than bright archives, which need to have the interface and support necessary to make them user-friendly.||For docs hosted off-site, our dark archive automatically connects, downloads, caches and indexes remote files.
This entire process requires no human interaction at the off-site location or OSTI.
Slide 9: FundRef Project
CrossRef Adds 2 New Metadata Elements
Slide 10: ORCID
OSTI fully supports the new functionality ORCID will provide related to linking different forms of research output to enhance the scientific discovery process.
Slide 11: SciVerse
A partnership between WorldWideScience.org and Elsevier's SciVerse
WorldWideScience.org content will be made available in an optional search done through Elsevier's SciVerse hub.
Slide 12: DataCite
A global consortium carried out by local institutions
- DOE is the only U.S. government member of DataCite.
- OSTI assigns digital object identifiers (DOIs) to databases; this service is modeled after what CrossRef has done for journal articles.
- DOE has created 350+ DOIs for databases to date.
- Thus far, the DOIs have only been created for DOE databases; however, OSTI is looking to expand this service to other government agencies.
Slide 13: The Future
From Pilot to Production
|OSTI is looking forward to moving from pilot to production.
We’ve gained insight on how projects like these might be structured to achieve success.
Based on these valuable experiences, OSTI believes that future collaborations will continue to gain efficiencies when considering other projects with other publishers.
|OSTI is seeking to broaden activities with journal publishers to further improve DOE's ability to demonstrate the results of its R&D activities.|
Slide 14: Questions
Walt Warnick, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Scientific and Technical Information
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science
(301) 903-8972 (fax)