Interactive Peer-to-Peer Scientific Communication in the Digital Library Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85096
Agency Tracking Number: N/A
Amount: $99,896.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 54 a
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
1055 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 110, Oak Ridge, TN, 37830
DUNS: 804891851
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edrick Coppock
 Mr.
 (865) 298-1241
 edrick@iiaweb.com
Business Contact
 Franciel Azpurua-Linares
Title: Ms.
Phone: (865) 298-1226
Email: Franciel@iiaweb.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Government digital libraries have a unique opportunity to facilitate communication between scientific communities of common interest. These libraries can add functionality to their electronic dissemination products, providing a catalyst for communication and collaboration among users. However, to date, agencies within the governmental digital library environment have not deployed this type of collaboration technology. This project will develop a prototype tool that will enable interactive peer-to-peer scientific communication in the digital library setting. Phase I will include a comprehensive survey of commercial technologies and technologies under development at universities, within DOE, and within other government agencies. Then, a plan for configuring, developing, integrating, and testing a peer-to-peer system will be developed. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Any research institution or information provider that makes a body of scientific information available should benefit from this project. The communication mechanism would enable members of scientific communities to discover others with common interests, facilitate a broader perspective on specific topics, and increase and enhance the amount and quality of information available for a specific community of interest.

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