Here you will find background, guidance, and more to ensure that DOE-funded STI is appropriately managed and preserved to support scientific research now and in the future.
DOE laboratories have three options for automated submission of AN 241.1 information:
All three options must meet the same basic E-Link business rules in terms of required and optional metadata. The differences come from the software code underlying each submittal option/mechanism. Sometimes there are differences in HOW a submittal mechanism meets the E-Link business rules. Harvesting, for example, can insert some of the required metadata fields and site-specified values into a record as it loads into E-Link. Batch Upload and the Web Service will not do that.