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Electronic Archive Support and Other Services

Archive Clearinghouse and Support

NTIS' high-speed Automated Document Storage and Retrieval (ADSTAR) system offers both quality and flexibility in document reproduction. Let NTIS help you reinvent your agency's information dissemination process with our ADSTAR system. It can:

  • Scan paper, microfiche, and tape-based documents into optical storage.
  • Duplicate entire documents on demand.
  • Offer Internet users online access to the document.
  • Produce documents in paper, microfiche, and electronic formats, including OCR.
  • Save time and money!

Federal Database Program

NTIS manages a wide range of bibliographic and other types of databases developed by other agencies. NTIS enters into agreements with interested parties to make these databases available, generally on a continuing or subscription basis.

  • Online, batch records, CD/DVD
  • Hard drive, and related electronic media
  • Full database archival access
  • Regulation compliance
  • Reproduction services
  • Database tape/cartridge redistribution

To inquire about the federal database lease program, call the Office of Product Management at (703) 605-6515.