Elsevier and US Department of Energy collaborate to increase visibility of research
300,000 scientific reports from R&D projects now findable via SciVerse Hub and Scirus
By Alexandra de Lange Posted on 9 November 2012
Elsevier has incorporated 300,000 full-text technical reports from the Office of Scientific Technical Information (OSTI) at the US Department of Energy (DOE) into its free scientific search tools: SciVerse Hub and Scirus.
This addition will enable researchers around the world to search documents from laboratories affiliated with the DOE. OSTI collects, preserves and disseminates DOE-sponsored research results from research and development (R&D) projects and other funded activities at DOE labs throughout the United States, and from grantees at universities and other institutions.
"We at OSTI are committed to ensuring the Department of Energy's R&D results are made broadly accessible so that scientific discovery is advanced," said OTSI Director Dr. Walter Warnick. "This collaboration with Elsevier certainly helps meet our goal."
Full-text documents provided through OSTI cover topics related to DOE's mission, including physics, chemistry, materials science, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science and renewable energy.
"This collaboration will provide both Elsevier and OSTI users with more comprehensive results and improved discoverability of information," said Olivier Dumon, Managing Director for Elsevier's Academic & Government Research Markets group. "We believe the quality content from each source will greatly enhance our offerings."
To this end, Elsevier is also including over 100,000 documents from the DOE in Elsevier Biofuel, a research discovery platform tailored to bio-energy and bio-based products. These papers, mostly technical and program reports, contain research, practical information and facts about technology, projects and production around the world.
This is the first in a series of sources that will go live soon in SciVerse Hub and Scirus. Their launch will further increase the comprehensiveness of our index that already contains more than 500 million records of peer-reviewed articles, books, theses, abstracts, patents and curated web results from publishers, universities and professional organizations around the world. [note color="#f1f9fc" position="left" width=800 margin=10]
As Head of Third-Party Platform Relations at Elsevier, Alexandra de Lange is responsible for strategic partnerships that increase the visibility and discoverability of content on ScienceDirect and beyond. She is based in Amsterdam.
Other contributors are Dr. Alicia Wise, Directpr of Universal Access for Elsevier (Oxford); Eric Massant, Senior Director of Government and Industry Affairs for Elsevier (Washington, DC); Eric Swenson, Director of Product Management for Academic & Government Markets (New York) and Saskia van Acker, Content Manager for Platform and Content Product Management (Amsterdam) [/note]