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Observatory bibliographies: current practices
Author(s): Jill Lagerstrom; Sherry Winkelman; Uta Grothkopf; Marsha Bishop
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Paper Abstract

Astronomical facilities, both large and small, space- and ground-based, independently create and maintain publication databases that can be used to characterize the scientific productivity and impact of these facilities. This paper will present the results of a new survey that reveals how individual observatories manage bibliographies as well as their motivations behind them. We will examine such factors as: criteria for paper inclusion, metadata collected, staff involved, inter-operability, and other aspects particular to bibliographies. Finally, we learn how these data are analyzed by these facilities. In sum, the survey results characterize methods and motivations currently at work in astronomical facilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8448, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems IV, 84481X (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925482
Show Author Affiliations
Jill Lagerstrom, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Sherry Winkelman, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Uta Grothkopf, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Marsha Bishop, National Radio Astronomy 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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