OSTI … Celebrating the Secret
City … Creating the Open Science City

  • ETEC, October 19, 2012

    OSTI … Celebrating the Secret
    City … Creating the Open Science City

    Walter L. Warnick, Ph.D.
    Director, U.S. Department of Energy
    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
    ETEC, October 19, 2012
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    So … What Is OSTI?

    We are part of the Secret City (Since 1947!), located on the east end of Oak Ridge … just a stone's throw (or two) from the Oak Ridge Rowing venue

    Mandated in law; most recently in the Energy Policy Act of 2005

    "The Secretary, through the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, shall maintain within the Department publicly available collections of scientific and technical information resulting from research, development, demonstration, and commercial applications activities supported by the Department."
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    What Is OSTI? (cont.)

    ✓ the hub of DOE science information

    ✓ the hub of U.S. government science info
    ✓ the hub of worldwide government science info

    » Public access to unclassified
    » Restricted access o classified and sensitive
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    OSTI: An Office of Science Program Office A Department-Wide Mission

    Effectively, we are DOE's mechanism for providing accountability for $10B in annual R&D results.

    U.S. Department of Energy
    Dr. Steven Chu

    Deputy Secretary
    Daniel B. Poneman

    Undersecretary of Science

    Director, Office of Science
    William Brinkman

    Deputy Director of Field Operations
    Joseph McBrearty

    Deputy Director for Science Programs
    Patricia Dehmer

    Deputy Director of Resource Management
    Jeffrey Salmon

    Walter Warnick
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    » Federal: 48 FTEs
    » Contractor: 45 FTEs

    » 134,000 sq.-foot building, approx. 80% property protection area; 20% limited area
    » “Class A” security importance rating based on classified holdings
    » Leased space (approx. 50% of building footprint) to governmental entities
    » Unclassified/Classified Computer Operations
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    What Does OSTI Do?

    We advance science and sustain technological creativity by making R&D findings available and useful to Department of Energy (DOE) researchers and the public.

    Science advances only if knowledge is shared.

    • OSTI Corollary
    We believe the advancement of science is accelerated by sharing knowledge more easily, faster and at lower cost.
    Accelerating the spread of knowledge inspires everything we do at OSTI.
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    How Do We Do It?

    DOE STI Program

    OSTI coordinates the DOE-wide network that makes sure DOE R&D results are:
    made accessible via multiple web outlets.

    We collect STI from ORNL, Y-12 & labs and weapons facilities across the country

    STI = Scientific and Technical Information
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    What We Accomplish

    Collaborating across DOE, across the U.S., and around the world - For a Google for Energy Science and Technology

    Science Accelerator - DOE HUB
    Integrates key DOE databases

    Covers a range of R&D results (reports, patents, citations, eprints, etc.)

    Science.gov - U.S. Gov Hub
    Integrates 13 U.S. science agencies

    Databases and websites offer over 200 million pages of science information

    WorldWideScience.org - Global Hub
    Integrates more than 70 nations

    Provides over 400 million pages of science information from databases and portals worldwide; performs multilingual search across 10 languages
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    DOE Collection

    Science Accelerator
    • More than 300,000 full-text documents
    • Over 5 million scientific e-prints
    • Over 2 million publicly available citations
    • More than 24,000 patents
    • More than 500 websites & databases
    • Conference papers & proceedings

    Information Bridge
    DOE Data Explorer
    E-Print Network
    Energy Science and Technology Software Center
    DOE Green Energy
    DOE R&D Accomplishments
    Science Conference Proceedings
    Energy Citations Database
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    Local/DOE Research Results

    3,500 ORNL reports flowed through OSTI in FY12

    • 2,300 from BNL
    • 2,000 from ANL
    • 1,500 from LANL
    • 1,400 from NREL
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    U.S. Gov Information



    • 13 U.S. Agencies
    • 200 million pages
    • 2,100 websites
    • 55 databases
    • Spanish translation
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    Global Information

    400 million pages of text from governments around the world

    Covered by WWS

    WorldWideScience.org searches the 'deep web'

    80+ databases from trusted authoritative sources

    Generally not searchable by major search engines
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    Multilingual Translations

    The world's first "one to many" and "many to one" multilingual translations tool in science.

    • Ten languages – Arabic, Chinese, German, English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian

    • WorldWideScience.org partnering with Microsoft® Translator enables true multilingual functionality.
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    Shared Knowledge Is an Enabler of Scientific Progress

    OSTI web access approached 300 million transactions in FY12

    We are leveraging the DOE investment in R&D, via collection, preservation and dissemination of those results
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    OSTI Skunk Works Approach

    (Keeps us innovating!)

    • Team with high tech companies Google Microsoft® Research
    • Involve Small Businesses

    Recently implemented a new technology transfer product that searches appropriately 20 tech transfer operations across the DOE complex
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    We Are Pioneers in Gov Federated Search—A Unique Search Engine Capability

    Innovative technology drills down to selected databases and websites in parallel, then presents ranked search results

    • Allows you to search multiple data sources simultaneously
    • You get results in ranked order relevant to your search query
    • Easy on the producers – places no requirements or burdens on database owners – so setting up access to a scientific organization's content is easy

    Deep Web
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    Early Innovators in Mobile Delivery




    Delivering information anytime, anywhere
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    Audio Indexing of Video

    Read about us at the Microsoft ("Microsoft Research's video search hits the DOE" http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/mavis/) website

    • Innovative, state-of-the-art audio indexing
    • Speech recognition technology
    • Searches ~2,600 multimedia files
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    ScienceCinema and Microsoft

    Search on "robotics" pulls up DOE & CERN videos related to "robotics" – but also points you to exactly where in the video the word "robotics" is stated … plus a snippet of what was said about robotics.

    ORNL researcher talks about developing robotic hand
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    For DOE and DoD Only Classified Program

    » Secure electronic information exchange – OSTI is a component of the NNSA Enterprise Secure Network
    » Diskless desktop environment
    » Subject matter experts for specialized products and classification needs
    » Repository for 100K+ classified R&D reports, including Y-12 and other NNSA research
    Energy Link - Classified
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    Where Are We Headed?

    We think of it this way: Oak Ridge, the Secret City rapidly becoming the Open Science City!

    Through our products and services we are helping make that happen.

    Nearly all R&D results published by nearly all U.S. R&D agencies made searchable via a single search box

    Nearly all R&D results published by or on behalf of governments of all nations with R&D programs made searchable via a single search box
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    Latest Attractions

    We are rapidly introducing search technology that "thinks like we think" (Semantic Search) www.OSTI.gov/greenenergy

    Improving search accuracy by mapping your key word to concepts both narrower and broader

    wind energy
    wind power
    renewable energy
    wind turbines
    energy efficiency
    geothermal energy
    energy conservation
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    From Science to Jobs …

    Besides accelerating scientific progress, we also encourage commercialization through a single search of DOE Labs' Technology Transfer Resources

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    Remaining Challenge

    How do you unleash the value of $400 billion in R&D?

    DOE's Total Historic R&D Output

    15% Digitized
    85% Non-digitized

    Yes, OSTI’s electronic collections are HUGE … yet only represent 15% of DOE's total historic R&D output since the 1940s. 

    We need to digitize and provide access to the remaining 85%. This this will require a $5 million investment … to unleash the value of $400 billion in R&D.
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    A National Library of Energy

    What is the value of this vision?

    U.S. leadership in medicine & genomics is supported by the world's best information infrastructure: the NIH/National Library of Medicine. That’s approximately $350M/year in commitment to cyber-infrastructure and data. It is a model for advancing science.

    A DOE NLE would be a national resource to advance energy literacy, innovation and security.
  • ETEC, October 19, 2012

    OSTI … Oak Ridge

    Working together we are creating the “Open Science City"
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