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Building the framework of the National Virtual Observatory: status report
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. National Science Foundation is sponsoring the development of the infrastructure for the National Virtual Observatory via its Information Technology Research Program. This initiative combines expertise from astronomical observatories, data archive centers, university astronomy departments, and computer science and information technology groups at seventeen different organizations. This paper describes the nature of the project, our approach to managing and coordinating work across such a large collaboration, and the progress made thus far in the initial development activities (metadata standards, systems architecture, and science requirements definition).

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4846, Virtual Observatories, (16 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.463946
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Robert James Hanisch, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4846:
Virtual Observatories
Alexander S. Szalay, Editor(s)

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