El Profesional de la Información. sep/oct2009, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p563-566. 4p. 7 Color Photographs.
Databases, Information resources, Information science, and Institutional repositories
An interview with Karen Spence, assistant director of Information Systems, Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), United States Department of Energy, describes the major OSTI databases, repositories and scientific and technical information co-operation projects (especially on energy and environment). [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
WASHINGTON, DC, October 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 300,000 full-text technical reports to be included in Elsevier's free scientific search tools, SciVerse Hub and Scirus Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has incorporated 300,000 full-text technical reports from the Office of Scientific Technical Information (OSTI) at the U.S...
Government Information Quarterly. 2001, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p79. 13p.
SCIENTIFIC literature, INFORMATION dissemination, COMMUNICATION in science, ELECTRONIC data processing, ELECTRONIC government information, INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems, and UNITED States. -- Dept. of Energy
The University US Department of Energy (DOE) Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP) has successfully reinvented the way in which DOE collects, organizes, archives, disseminates, and uses scientific and technical information in the performance of research and development. Through a suite of innovative Web-based products conceived and developed by the Department's Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), information and resources resulting from DOE R&D activities, as well as worldwide information needed by the research community, are readily available to all users through a fully integrated e-government environment accessible at .
Computers in Libraries. Nov/Dec2002, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p52. 3p. 5 Color Photographs.
Web portals and Information storage & retrieval systems
Evaluates web portals on government Web sites. Praise for the design of the portal at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) site at www.energy.gov; Search function on the DOE that FirstGov provides; Evaluation of the EnergyPortal, which allows for queries to be run across a variety of databases, including several from the DOE; Subject portal offered by the U.S. Office of Scientific and Technical Information.
Electronic Libraries, Government Libraries, Information Scientists, Agency Cooperation, Library Automation, and Librarians
When Valerie Allen decided she did not want to be a Montessori teacher any longer, she began work on her MLIS. Immediately she learned concepts she could apply to her new job as information specialist for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN. While the LIS program taught her impressive technical skills, no program can teach someone to reason their way through complex problems as skillfully as Allen does. Allen's first assignment, with the Virtual Library Design Requirements Team, was to develop a digital library of all energy-related science and technology research conducted by DOE agencies. Allen's team then implemented "Explorit" search technology to provide seamless electronic access to 450 separate databases and web sites from DOE, other government agencies, and other organizations. This inter-agency collaboration became a model for the development of Science.gov, which debuted in 2002. Under Allen's leadership, an alliance of 12 federal agencies built Science.gov, which lets users search 47 million-plus pages of government information with one query. This article summarizes the accomplishments of Valerie Allen of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Budgets, Cost Effectiveness, Federal Government, Government Role, Hearings, Information Dissemination, Information Services, Public Agencies, Scientific and Technical Information, Technological Advancement, and Technology Transfer
This committee hearing reports a bill, H.R. 4417, which is a measure designed to improve the federal government's ability to collect scientific and technical data and to give these functions, which are currently being performed by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), to a new governmentally owned corporation. The bill provides for the establishment in the Department of Commerce of a Technology Administration, which would include the National Bureau of Standards, the National Technical Information [Corporation] Service, and a policy analysis office to be known as the Office of Technology Policy. It is noted that, while there is agreement generally on the kinds of new powers the agency would need to deliver its products and services on a more cost-effective basis, there is disagreement over the need, or appropriateness, of setting up a government corporation to carry out these duties. In addition to the text of H.R. 4417, this report includes testimony from: (1) Barry Beringer, Associate Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department of Commerce; (2) George Brown, Jr., a Representative in Congress from California; (3) Joseph Clark, Deputy Director, National Technical Information Service; (4) Eric Leber, executive officer, Council of Scientific Presidents; (5) Harold Seidman, member, Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management, National Academy of Public Administration; and (6) Doug Walgren, a Representative in Congress from Pennsylvania, who presents a case against the privatization of the agency. Also included are materials submitted for the record by the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and the National Academy of Public Administration. (CGD)
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
Federal Legislation, Hearings, Information Dissemination, and Scientific and Technical Information
These hearings discuss issues concerning the collection and dissemination of scientific and technical information available to the federal government. Prepared statements by the following individuals are included: (1) Melvin S. Day, Herner & Co.; (2) David S. Nathan, U.S. Department of Commerce; (3) Harold Shill, American Library Association; (4) Alvin Trivelpiece, American Association for the Advancement of Science; (5) John Shattuck, Harvard University; (6) Professor H. Martin Weingartner, Vanderbilt University; (7) Kenneth B. Allen, Information Industry Association; (8) James V. Seals, Jr., American Chemical Society; (9) Hon. Ralph Kennickell, U.S. Government Printing Office; (10) James Peirce, National Federation of Federal Employees; (11) Hon. John Negroponte, U.S. Department of State; (12) Dr. Joseph Clark, National Technical Information Service; (13) Dr. John Moore, National Science Foundation; and (14) Joseph Coyne, U.S. Department of Energy. The text of H.R. 2159, to establish the National Technical Information Corporation as a wholly-owned government corporation, and H.R. 1615, to establish the Government Information Agency, are appended. (MES)
Education, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Information Centers, Information Dissemination, Program Costs, Research, Scientific Research, and Technological Advancement
THIS REPORT COVERING THE YEARS 1965, 1966, AND 1967 IS THE FIFTEENTH IN A SERIES REPORTING FEDERAL OBLIGATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS. THE DATA WERE OBTAINED BY MEANS OF A QUESTIONNAIRE FORMULATED AND DISTRIBUTED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF) TO FEDERAL AGENCIES IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, 1966. EACH AGENCY REPORTED ONLY ON FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO IT. THIS DOCUMENT REPRESENTS THE FOUNDATION'S INTERPRETATION OF THE STATISTICAL DATA AND DESCRIPTIVE MATERIAL SUBMITTED. AMOUNTS FOR 1965 REPRESENT TRANSACTIONS FOR A COMPLETED FISCAL YEAR. THE DATA FOR 1966-67 REPRESENT ESTIMATES. THE DESCRIPTION OF THESE ACTIVITIES IS ORGANIZED INTO THREE PARTS--(1) FEDERAL FUNDS FOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FACILITIES, (2) FUNDS FOR ACTIVITIES RELATED TO COLLECTION AND DISSEMINATION OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION, AND (3) FUNDS OBLIGATED FOR THE COLLECTION, ANALYSIS, AND PUBLICATION OF GENERAL PURPOSE SCIENTIFIC DATA. APPENDED ARE (1) TECHNICAL NOTES DEALING WITH ADJUSTMENTS IN DATA, TERM DEFINITIONS, LIMITATIONS IN DATA, AND OTHER BACKGROUND INFORMATION, (2) A LIST OF FEDERAL CONTRACT RESEARCH CENTERS, AND (3) STATISTICAL TABLES FOR THE THREE AREAS OF INQUIRY. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR $1.25 FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402. (DS)
GOVERNMENT web portals, ELECTRONIC government information, DATABASES, and WEB portals
The article reports that in June 2007, the WorldWideScience.org portal became available to the public. The portal project, created by Walter Warnick, director of the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is a partnership between The British Library and the DOE. WorldWideScience.org is an outgrowth of Science.gov, a U.S. government gateway program that links to more than 1,800 science and technical Web sites with a single search query. Resources accessible through Science.gov consist of scientific and technical research as well as federally funded databases.
Online information services, Information storage & retrieval systems, Electronic information resource searching, and Unix operating systems
This section offers news briefs related to online information services. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and CrossRef announced that the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) completed registrations for more than 86,000 DOE technical reports with CrossRef. A two-year project to migrate the Questel service from mainframe to UNIX was completed in July 2007. The new EU REACh regulation imposes the responsibility for safety in handling the processed substances and products on companies.