collect, preserve, disseminate, and leverage the scientific and
technical information (STI) resources of the Department of Energy
(DOE) in order to provide access to national and global STI for
use by DOE, the scientific research community, academia, US industry,
and the public to expand the knowledge base of science and technology.
To acquire domestic and international information of interest to
DOE and the scientific community through partnerships with U.S.
agencies and over 120 countries and international organizations.
Dissemination of Technical Information. Place Cursor Here for Definition
AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
STI produced through DOE and its predecessor agencies includes the
bulk of recorded knowledge about nuclear energy and much about other
forms of energy. OSTI is the sole source of specialized collections
containing results of closed-out DOE research and development projects.
OSTI provides technical services to DOE and DOE contractor organizations
and provides energy information to the National Technical Information
Service (NTIS) and to the Government Printing Office (GPO) for dissemination
to the public. Most information services are provided electronically
through databases and full-text compilations, including a number
of Web-based products that are available to the public on the Internet
at no cost. Some collections result from partnerships with other
governmental agencies, scientific journal publishers, and multi-source
Eligibility: State and local governments and
universities that are DOE contractors are provided electronic access
to energy information in specific areas of concern. Energy information
exchange agreements may be made with non-DOE affiliates, universities
and other organizations involved in energy research. Public access
is available through the National Technical Information Service
(NTIS) and the Government Printing Office (GPO).
Eligibility: DOE and DOE contractors are primary
beneficiaries of DOE STI collections in their specific areas of
concern. Although most all Web-based collections are available
to the public, a DOE and DOE contractor version and a limited-access
international version of the DOE Information Bridge contain information
that is restricted because of international exchange agreements.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No.
Over 5.7 million references to worldwide energy research reside
in data files at OSTI. Over 100,000 references are added annually.
Over 1.5 million full-text reports of energy research reside in
a centralized repository. Over 65,000 full-text reports are accessible
electronically. EnergyFiles (a virtual library of information and
resources pertaining to energy science and technology) links to
over 500 information resources; the public version of the DOE Information
Bridge (full-text DOE research and development reports) contains
over 65,000 full-text reports; the DOE version of the Information
Bridge contains over 86,000 full-text reports and over 420,000 bibliographic
citations; PubSCIENCE (journal literature) contains citations and
abstracts from over 990 scientific and technical journals representing
over 46 publishers; the PrePRINT Network (preprints) combines over
5,100 dispersed preprint sites housing over 380,000 documents; and
the DOE Research and Development (R&D) Project Summaries (active
DOE-sponsored projects) contains information about more than 20,000
active DOE-sponsored research projects. Recently created Web sites
are DOE R&D Accomplishments (outcomes of past DOE-sponsored or generated
research and development), Federal Research and Development (R&D)
Project Summaries (Federal R&D projects), and the GrayLIT Network
(Federal gray literature). These Web resources are available via
the OSTI resources page at http://www.osti.gov/resource.html. Annual
accesses to these Web products is over 5.1 million.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
OSTI announces and makes available research and development reports
and abstract and current awareness publications, which are available
on the World Wide Web via the OSTI Home Page at http://www.osti.gov
or directly at http://www.osti.gov/ecaps. The on-line energy databases
are available through commercial database vendors. Policy and practices
related to DOE's Scientific and Technical Information Program are
available at http://www.osti.gov/stip/polbest.htm.
or Local Office: Not applicable.
Office: DOE, Office of Scientific and Technical
Information, Office of Program Integration, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge,
TN 37831. Contact: Karen J. Spence. Telephone: (865) 574-0295,
Fax: (865) 241-3826 (for input and policy considerations). Contact:
Mary V. Schorn. Telephone: (865) 576-2413, Fax: (865) 241-3826