AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 113 Research with the Virtual Observatory
Poster, Wednesday, January 12, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[113.05] Connecting to On-line Data, a Progress Report

G. Eichhorn (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), Astrophysics Datacenter Executive Committee (ADEC) Collaboration

The Astrophysics Datacenter Executive Committee (ADEC) has worked with the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and the University of Chicago Press (UChP) to implement links from the on-line literature to on-line data and vice versa. A first demonstration of this system is on-line in the Astrophysical Journal Supplement, Volume 154, Issue 1, a special issue about first results from Spitzer. Several of these on-line articles have links to on-line data. This linking system requires the collaboration of the data centers (marking data sets with unique identifiers, providing a verification system for identifiers, providing a systematic linking system to data sets), the ADS (providing a master verifier that connects the journal to the individual verifiers at the data centers, providing a linking server that allows stable links for the journals even if data sets move), and the AAS and the UChP (implementing LaTeX tags for identifiers, processing and verifying identifiers, implementing the links).

Once the links are in place at the journal website, the publisher returns this information to the ADS and from there to the data centers in order to provide the data centers the information necessary to implement the opposite links from data sets to journal articles. The pipeline for this information flow is now fully in place and will be described in this poster.

This work is supported by NASA under sevreal grants.

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