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Telescope bibliographies: an essential component of archival data management and operations
Author(s): Alberto Accomazzi; Edwin Henneken; Christopher Erdmann; Arnold Rots
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Paper Abstract

Assessing the impact of astronomical facilities rests upon an evaluation of the scientic discoveries which their data have enabled. Telescope bibliographies, which link data products with the literature, provide a way to use bibliometrics as an impact measure for the underlying observations. In this paper we argue that the creation and maintenance of telescope bibliographies should be considered an integral part of an observatory's operations. We review the existing tools, services, and work ows which support these curation activities, giving an estimate of the eort and expertise required to maintain an archive-based telescope bibliography.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8448, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems IV, 84480K (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927262
Show Author Affiliations
Alberto Accomazzi, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Edwin Henneken, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Christopher Erdmann, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Arnold Rots, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (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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