Speeding up science
'It is time to make the science offerings of all nations searchable in one global gateway. Our goal is to speed up the sharing of knowledge on an global scale. As a result, we believe that science itself will speed up.'
These words from Dr Raymond L Orbach, Under Secretary for Science of the US Department of Energy, on the launch of worldwidescience.org, a new online collaboration with the British Library.
Worldwidescience.org will open up access to publicly-funded, research-level scientific information from each partner nation, and is modelled on science.gov, the US interagency science portal.