OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information | Speeding access to science information from DOE and Beyond
gavinbaker's bookmarks 2015-07-13
"Each year, representatives of the Department of Energy (DOE) Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP), led by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), convene for their annual meeting. At this year’s working meeting of STIP representatives, held in April and hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory, there was something different in the air. Each year there is lively discussion, new contacts are made, and important information is shared, but this year's meeting had a different feel overall. Perhaps it was the record number of participants, perhaps it was the number of first-time participants who were eager to learn and gain insight from strong scientific and technical information (STI) management programs in place at other labs and offices, or perhaps it was the feeling of being part of something groundbreaking as the DOE STIP community works together to implement the Department of Energy Public Access Plan. In reflecting on the April meeting, I have concluded that it was “all of the above.” This is an important and exciting time to be a part of the Department's STIP.Whether one is a program manager, contracting officer, technical information specialist, or other designated STIP participant, all play a role in management of Departmental research results. STIP participants help ensure that the results of DOE-funded research and development (R&D) and technical activities are identified, collected, preserved, and then made accessible through submission to OSTI – and that the requirements and benefits of public access to DOE-affiliated journal articles or accepted manuscripts are realized ..."