WorldWideScience.org The Global Science Gateway. Walter L. Warnick, Ph.D. Director United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific & Technical Information (Operating Agent for WorldWideScience.org) Washington, D.C., United States. Science Progresses as Knowledge is Shared.
Walter L. Warnick, Ph.D.
United States Department of Energy
Office of Scientific & Technical Information
(Operating Agent for WorldWideScience.org)
Washington, D.C., United States
If the sharing of knowledge is accelerated, discovery is accelerated
Profound implications for all of us in the information business!
High Performance Computing
A Key Piece of Science Discovery
Information feeds discovery
The Spread of Knowledge about Feynman Diagrams
Discovery path of US and UK authors
From: The Power of a Good Idea: quantitative modeling of the spread of ideas from epidemiological models, Luis M. A. Bettencourt, Ariel Cintron-Arias, Carlos Castillo-Chavez; David Kaiser, May 2005
Knowledge is contagious.
Increasing the contact rate means researchers “catch” an idea faster.
In January 2007, Dr. Raymond Orbach, DOE Under Secretary for Science, and Lynne Brindley, Chief Executive of the British Library signed a Statement of Intent to partner in the development of a searchable global science gateway.
Now searches over 40 portals from more than 50 countries
A federation of the leading science portals sponsored by the governments and national institutions of over 50 countries
Many popular search engines rely on crawler based technology
Deep Web databases
Federated search drills down to the deep Web where scientific databases reside
Federated search systems
Probe the Deep Web
Current Information Partners in WorldWideScience.org
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
British Library – United Kingdom
Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI)
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – South Africa
German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)
Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique (INIST) – France
International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI)
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP)
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)
Science.gov Alliance – United States
Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)Founding Alliance Members