Observatory Publications - Quo Vadis?

Holl, András and Vargha, Magda (2003) Observatory Publications - Quo Vadis? In: Library and Information Services in Astronomy IV (LISA IV), 2-5 July 2002, Prague, Czech Republic.


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In the first part we discuss briefly the history of observatory publications. Then we express our opinion about the role and value of observatory publications as an inexpensive means of information exchange. We think that observatory publications should be preserved on the web, and we argue that the tradition of observatory publications should be continued. The web could provide the effective means for circulation. Moreover, we introduce the idea of preserving the contents of observatory web sites in the form of observatory publications in linear text form, bound to finite volumes, and numbered as a part of a series (note that this does not necessarily involve paper). Observatories should cooperate with databases since they would need methodological help; standards should be strengthened; and the community of astronomy libraries should take part in this effort.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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: 07 Aug 2019 12:41
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 12:41

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