SciTech Connect Launched, Consolidating Information Bridge and Energy Citations Database
OSTI recently launched SciTech Connect, a new portal to free, publicly available DOE research and development (R&D) results. SciTech Connect incorporates the contents of two of the most popular core DOE collections and employs an innovative semantic search tool enabling scientists, researchers and the scientifically attentive public to retrieve more relevant information. OSTI will gradually phase out its current DOE Information Bridge and Energy Citations products and replace them with the improved search interface of SciTech Connect. Consolidated in SciTech Connect, DOE Information Bridge and Energy Citations accounted for approximately half of the 298 million transactions OSTI handled in 2012. OSTI will work to ensure a smooth transition for patrons as it consolidates these two web-based services into SciTech Connect (read more about the transition details and scope of the new product).