Information & On-Line Data in Astronomy
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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The Einstein OnLine Service 37
Building the archive facility of the ESO Very Large Telescope 57
Deep Near Infrared Survey of the Southern Sky DENIS
Data from the Cosmic Background Explorer COBE 87
The LyonMeudon Extragalactic Database 115
The HEASARC facility
The Archives of the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre
Data Holdings in the ADS
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How to make your information available on the network
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List of Acronyms
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