Accelerating Science Discovery - Join the Discussion

OSTIblog Articles in the rss Topic Enhancements has an updated look this week to make room for enhancements.   The enhancements will both faciliate use and awareness of and highlight findings and activities of the participating agencies.

Want to share or save a permanent link on via social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook? There is now a sharing and bookmarking toolbar on the main page as well as on each subject page . 

Science in the News is a new feature providing current news from many of the participating agencies. Aggregated headlines from agency RSS feeds scroll on the page, allowing users to keep up with agency news by consulting just one location.   The most current headlines are on the main page while headlines from the past several days are continued on a separate page.  Headlines are linked to the full agency information. 

Current agencies providing RSS feeds to the aggregated feed are:  

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Department of Education, Federal Resources for Educational  Excellence 

Department of Energy 

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Department of Health and Human Services, NLM MedlinePlus 

Department of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey

Department of Transportation 

Environmental Protection Agency 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Science Foundation

More agency RSS feeds will be integrated soon, so keep watching!   

Valerie Allen webmanager 

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Dynamically OSTI--Web 2.0 -- Enabling Information-Enabling Users-Enabling Acceleration

Fluidity is about being flexible, variable, graceful and agile. OSTI as an organization is fluid. We are listening to the scientist, the researcher, the educator, the librarian, and the science attentive citizen.  What do they need?  What do they want?  How can scientific and technical information reach them when and how they desire it?  How can we make their work better, faster and easier? This OSTI agility means that switching gears midstream and going with the Web 2.0 flow to meet the needs and expectations of the public, is something just our speed.  The Wikipedia definition of Web 2.0 states that "[i]t is characterized as facilitating communication, information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration on the World Wide Web." Web 2.0. Wikipedia. (retrieved June 4, 2009).  What better fit to the OSTI Corollary "speeding the sharing of knowledge will accelerate the advancement of science"than the techniques and technology of Web 2.0? 


To speed the sharing of knowledge, OSTI is facilitating communication through blogging, audio, podcast, and video sharing.  We are also engaged in information sharing via widgets, alert systems, RSS, XML and OAI services.  These tools compliment a variety of our scientific and technical information products, such as DOE R&D Accomplishments and DOepatents...

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