Automated Protocols Used by Labs

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DOE laboratories have two additional options for submitting data electronically to OSTI.  They are:

Batch Upload (Site-to-OSTI), and
Harvesting (OSTI-to-Site).

The XML DTD supporting Batch Upload specifies the same metadata that is used by the web-based AN 241.1.  The main difference between web notice input and Harvesting upload is that the latter allows uploading of multiple records as a batch file.  The web 241.1 is for single-record input only.

Harvesting consists of three main phases:  1) Metadata mapping and technical development, 2) Testing, and 3) Production.  The production phase is ongoing based on monitoring for quality control.

Required Metadata Elements

  • Author(s)
  • Distribution Limiations
  • DOE Contract/Award Number(s)
  • Issue Date/Publication
  • Medium (e.g., format and related technical requirements)
  • Originating Research Organization
  • Publisher Name and Location or Availability (if DOE cannot provide access, e.g., if commercial publisher is the source)
  • Releasing Official Information
  • Report/Product Number
  • Sponoring Organization
  • STI Product Title
  • STI Product Type
  • Uniform Resource Location (URL) for products which are site-hosted

Required Metadata (Default)

  • Country of Publication
  • Language

Optional/Non-Mandatory Metadata Elements

  • Description/Abstract
  • Digital Object Identifier
  • Other Identifying Number(s)
  • R&D Project ID(s)
  • Related Document Information
  • Subject Categories
  • Work Authorization Number
  • Work Proposal Number 


Last updated: November 13, 2013