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  • From: Zimanyi Magdolna <mzimanyi AT>
  • To: fizinfo <fizinfo AT>
  • Subject: [Fizinfo] New PrePRINT Tool (fwd)
  • Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 16:12:57 +0100 (MET)

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Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 08:24:49 -0500
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Subject: New PrePRINT Tool

From: "Gilmore, Judy"
<GilmoreJ AT>

DOE Launches PrePRINT Network for Researchers

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical
Information (OSTI) has introduced a major breakthrough in making
scientific information available to researchers in a more timely and
comprehensive manner.

The PrePRINT Network (PPN) at is a Web-based
tool that provides access to the energy-related papers, draft journal
articles, and other electronic materials produced by researchers. At
numerous sites throughout the country, databases and Web sites exist on
servers that contain this information for specific projects or
disciplines; the PrePRINT Network, in effect, combines those dispersed
servers into a comprehensive set of energy research information and makes
them all searchable via a single query.

Using this valuable asset, researchers can browse or search one specific
preprint site, a selected set of sites, or all of the listed sites. With
a single query, users can search one or a collection of existing preprint
servers. The PPN facilitates access to and searching of preprints by
linking to preprint servers wherever they exist on the Web. The PPN pulses
the search engines of such servers, compiles the results, and returns them
to the users.

In this manner, the PPN provides links to 250 preprint sites housing over
215,000 documents, and over twenty heterogeneous preprint databases are
available for distributed cross-searching via a single query. Collections
and resources included on the PPN are provided by academic institutions,
government research laboratories, scientific societies, private research
organizations, and individual scientists and researchers.

The PPN is the latest in a series of Web-based services developed by OSTI
and made available to the public through EnergyFiles at DOE's virtual library of energy science
and technology. With the addition of PPN, EnergyFiles captures the three
main ways by which researchers disseminate their findings: for grey
literature (literature not commercially available), see the DOE
Information Bridge at; for journal literature,
see PubSCIENCE at; and for preprints, see
the PrePRINT Network at

For more information, please contact R. L. Scott, Director for Project and
Program Development, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, at
(865) 576-1193,
scottrl AT;
or Lorrie Johnson at (865)
johnsonl AT

  • [Fizinfo] New PrePRINT Tool (fwd), Zimanyi Magdolna, 02/03/2000

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