Information & On-Line Data in Astronomy

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D Egret, M.A Albrecht
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Mathematics - 291 pages
The ability of storing, managing, and giving access to the huge quantity of data collected by astronomical observatories is one of the major challenges of modern astronomy. At the same time, the growing complexity of data systems implies a change of concepts: the scientist has to manipulate data as well as information. Recent developments of the `WorldWideWeb' bring interesting answers to these problems.
The book presents a wide selection of databases, archives, data centers, and information systems. Clear and up-to-date descriptions are included, together with their scientific context and motivations.
Audience: This volume provides an essential tool for astronomers, librarians, data specialists and computer engineers.
 

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Contents

The Compton GammaRay Observatory Archive
15
The Einstein OnLine Service 37
36
Building the archive facility of the ESO Very Large Telescope 57
56
Deep Near Infrared Survey of the Southern Sky DENIS
73
Data from the Cosmic Background Explorer COBE 87
86
The LyonMeudon Extragalactic Database 115
114
The HEASARC facility
139
The Archives of the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre
153
Data Holdings in the ADS
175
An example of comprehensive yellowpage ser
195
How to make your information available on the network
229
Data Storage Technology for Astronomy
243
NED and SIMBAD Conventions for Bibliographic Reference Cod
258
List of Acronyms
279
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