Small Data Archives and Libraries

Holl, András (2010) Small Data Archives and Libraries. In: Library and Information Services in Astronomy VI: 21st Century Astronomy Librarianship, From New Ideas to Action, Feb. 14-17, 2010, Pune, India.

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Preservation is important for documenting original observations, and existing data are an important resource which can be re-used. Observatories should set up electronic data archives and formulate archiving policies. VO (Virtual Observatory) compliance is desirable; even if this is not possible, at least some VO ideas should be applied. Data archives should be visible and their data kept on-line. Metadata should be plentiful, and as standard as possible, just like file formats. Literature and data should be cross-linked. Libraries can play an important role in this process. In this paper, we discuss data archiving for small projects and observatories. We review the questions of digitization, cost factors, manpower, organizational structure and more.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QB Astronomy, Astrophysics / csillagászat, asztrofizika
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources / könyvtártudomány > Z665 Library Science. Information Science / könyvtártudomány, információtudomány
Depositing User: Mr András Holl
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2013 07:05
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2013 07:05

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