AAS 195th Meeting, January 2000
Session 100. Electronic Publishing
Oral, Friday, January 14, 2000, 2:00-3:30pm, Regency VI

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[100.05] The Astrophysics Data System Web Services

G. Eichhorn, A. Accomazzi, M. Demleitner, C. S. Grant, M. J. Kurtz, S. S. Murray (CfA)

The Astrophysics Data System is a central part of the Distributed Digital Library for Astronomy. It provides access to most of the astronomical literature, as well as links to many different on-line information sources.

The ADS Abstract Service provides a search interface to over 1.5 million references. The ADS Article Service provides access to the full journal articles for all major and most smaller journals, most of them back to volume 1. Links to on-line catalogs, electronic articles, astronomical object information and other data allow the user to quickly find on-line information. A reference and citation database provides information about article citations.

We are currently working on greatly expanding the reference/citations database by including reference lists from the journals and by OCRing scanned reference lists. Between reference lists from the publishers and OCRd reference lists we have recently added almost 1 million reference-citation pairs to the database. OCRing of the abstracts from scanned journal article allowed us to include over 20,000 abstracts to the searchable database. Both these efforts will continue to add more data to our database.

In the near future we will scan microfilms of publications from astronomical observatories, produced by a preservation project at the Harvard Library. This will provide unrestricted access to a large part of the 19th century astronomical literature.

If you would like more information about this abstract, please follow the link to http://adswww.harvard.edu. This link was provided by the author. When you follow it, you will leave the Web site for this meeting; to return, you should use the Back comand on your browser.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: gei@cfa.harvard.edu

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