DARTS To Be Discontinued

The pilot project with the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) to provide depository library access to approximately 240,000 scientific and technical publications will cease September 30, 2011. The pilot, known as DARTS (Depository Access to Reports Scientific and Technical), began in 2007 and was intended to last one year. It was extended with the hope of offsetting operating and maintenance costs from the purchase of these reports and other product revenue.

Though this pilot will cease, both the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and NTIS are still interested in exploring other partnership possibilities to increase access to the Government’s scientific and technical report literature and eliminate possible duplicative efforts.