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WorldWideScience.org - Global science gateway is established

12.06.2008


Membership brings increased visibility and impact to VTT

Today, on June 12, 2008, the establishment of WorldWideScience.org, a multilateral alliance, is announced, to govern the rapidly growing online gateway to international scientific research information. The ceremony takes place in Soul, South Korea. VTT is one of the founding members of the alliance.

When WorldWideScience was first made public in 2007, it was capable of searching 12 databases from 10 countries. Today, the web site enables anyone with Internet access to launch a single-query search of 32 national scientific and research databases and portals from 44 countries, covering six continents and nearly half of the world's population. International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) will also serve as a member and primary sponsor.

The WorldWideScience.org global science gateway resides on a server at DOE’s (Dept. of Energy) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), within DOE’s Office of Science, in Tennessee, USA. OSTI conceived of the global science gateway and developed the application based on research results from DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research program.

WorldWideScience.org is on a path for comprehensive searching of national scientific output of the whole world. Unleashing global scientific discovery, through WorldWideScience.org will accelerate scientific progress. "Membership in the alliance boosts finding research partners and marketing VTT's expertise and know-how", says Kirsi Tuominen, head of VTT's Knowledge Solutions.

WorldWideScience.org alliance was signed on 12 June by Science.gov Alliance (USA), Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information CISTI, British Library, Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique INIST (France), TIB - German National Library of Science and Technolog, Japan Science and Technology Agency JST, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information KISTI, Scientific Electronic Library Online SciELO, (Argentine, Brasil, Chile, Columbia, Portugal, Spain), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR (South-Africa), African Journals Online AJOL, (24 African nations), International Council for Scientific and Technical Information ICSTI and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Further information:

VTT, Kirsi Tuominen
tel. +358 20 722 4370

http://worldwidescience.org/
http://worldwidescience.org/alliance.html
ICSTI: http://www.icsti.org/