AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 76. Astronomers and Their Tools
Poster, Wednesday, January 8, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall AB

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[76.02] Observatory Publications in the ADS

D.M. Thompson, G. Eichhorn, M.J. Kurtz, A. Accomazzi, C.S. Grant, S.S. Murray (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)

The NASA Astrophysics Data System in conjunction with the Wolbach Library at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is working on a project to microfilm historical observatory publications. The microfilm is scanned for inclusion in the ADS. These observatory publications are an important part of the historical astronomical literature. We currently have over 300,000 pages from over 50 observatory publications online. Many of these publications do not have tables of contents or indices which are needed to be able to take full advantage of the ADS searching capabilities. A software tool has been developed to capture the necessary metadata and the ADS has solicited volunteers from the astronomy and library communities to participate in this project. If you are interested in participating please contact Guenther Eichhorn at gei@cfa.harvard.edu. This paper summarizes efforts to date and plans for the future.

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