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MABEL at IPAC: managing address books and email lists at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center
Author(s): Megan Crane; Carolyn Brinkworth; Dawn Gelino; Ellen O'Leary
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Paper Abstract

The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), located on the campus of the California Institute of Technology, is NASA's multi-mission data center for infrared astrophysics. Some of IPAC's services include administering data analysis funding awards to the astronomical community, organizing conferences and workshops, and soliciting and selecting fellowship and observing proposals. As most of these services are repeated annually or biannually, it becomes necessary to maintain multiple lists of email contacts associated with each service. MABEL is a PHP/MySQL web database application designed to facilitate this process. It serves as an address book containing up-to-date contact information for thousands of recipients. Recipients may be assigned to any number of email lists categorized by IPAC project and team. Lists may be public (viewable by all project members) or private (viewable only by team members). MABEL can also be used to send HTML or plain-text emails to multiple lists at once and prevents duplicate emails to a single recipient. This work was performed at the California Institute of Technology under contract to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8448, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems IV, 84481M (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926468
Show Author Affiliations
Megan Crane, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Carolyn Brinkworth, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Dawn Gelino, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Ellen O'Leary, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8448:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems IV
Alison B. Peck; Robert L. Seaman; Fernando Comeron, Editor(s)

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