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Care to learn more about 400-foot tsunamis on Mars? Now you can, after Nasa announced it is making all its publicly funded research available online for free. The space agency has set up a new public web portal called Pubspace, where the public can find Nasa-funded research articles on everything from the chances of life on one of Saturn’s moons to the effects of space station living on the hair follicles of astronauts.
In 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy directed Nasa and other agencies to increase access to their research, which in the past was often available (if it was available online at all) only via a paywall. Now, it is Nasa policy that any research articles funded by the agency have to be posted on Pubspace within a year of publication.
There are some exceptions, such as research that relates to national security. Nonetheless, there are currently a little over 850 articles available on the website with many more to come.
Created in 1958, all of NASA’s research “available online for free,” amounts to approximately 850 documents?
Even starting in 2013, 850 documents seems a bit light.
Truth of the matter is that NASA has created yet another information silo of NASA data.
Here are just a few of the other NASA silos that come to mind right off hand:
I don’t know if any of those include data repositories from NASA missions or not. Plus any other information silos NASA has constructed over the years.
I applaud NASA making sponsored research public but building yet another silo to do so seem wrong-headed.
Conversion and replacement of any of these silos is obviously out of the question.
Under taking to map all of them together, for some undefined ROI, seems equally unlikely.
Suggestions on how to approach such a large, extant silo problem?