Tuesday, September 17, 2013

9/24/13: Availability of Government Sci/Tech Information

DATE : September 24th at 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Meeting Place 4, Library Room 446

On Tuesday, September 24th at 1:00, Tim Byrne, Senior Outreach Librarian at U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) will speak in the Walker Library. Mr. Byrne has a background as a government documents librarian and now specializes in making government scientific and technical research publically accessible. He will share with MTSU his wealth of knowledge about government scientific data.

The lecture will cover a variety of Department of Energy tools that provide public access to government scientific and technical information, including SciTech Connect, Science.gov and WorldWideScience.org. There will be an update on how federal agencies are implementing the White House directive, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research”.  Also discussed will be OSTI’s role in working with DataCite, an organization that helps researchers to find, access, and reuse data, to assign digital object identifiers (DOIs) to data files created with DOE support.

“OSTI has been a leader since 1948 in making government sponsored scientific and technical information available to the public.  Today, OSTI continues to lead in the development of federated search tools, semantic search, multilingual searching, audio indexing and speech recognition technology, and the indexing of data collections and files” says Mr. Byrne.

This topic is of interest to all science disciplines, and those who support research funding on campus. This lecture will help the MTSU research community better understand the impact of open-access data for their research, funding proposals, and data dissemination plans.

This lecture will take place in the Library’s Meeting Place 4, on the 4th floor, next to Special Collections.

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