June 2005


Oak Ridge, TN – OSTI is pleased to announce the establishment of an Open Archives Initiative (OAI) server, which immediately opened more than 108,000 DOE scientific and technical reports for harvesting by the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) and other OAI users.


Establishment of an OAI server achieves broader exposure of searchable science through OSTI's suite of R&D databases. By becoming a data provider adopting the OAI technical framework, OSTI took another step toward easing access and search of the deep Web. This is in keeping with OSTI's mission to advance science and sustain technological creativity by making R&D findings available and useful to DOE researchers and the American people.


Information Bridge provides the open source to full-text and bibliographic records of DOE R&D reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics.


The Information Bridge consists of full-text documents produced and made available by the DOE National Laboratories and grantees from 1994 forward. Additional legacy documents are included as they become available in electronic format.


OSTI makes this Web site available to the public in partnership with the Government Printing Office (GPO), through GPO Access.


Last updated: 10/6/2005