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Paper: The Big Hubble Meta-Data Spring Cleaning
Volume: 512, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXV
Page: 149
Authors: Haase, J.; Durand, D.; Fraquelli, D.; McLean, B.
Abstract: At all three Hubble Space Telescope Archive sites (STScI, ESAC and CADC), projects were started to transfer the existing observation meta-data into new containers. This led to a joint concerted effort to clean, repair and document HST meta-data to ensure all three archives share a correct and uniform collection. The long history of the telescope and heterogenous nature of the HST Instruments provided many challenges and also illuminated the gaps in quality control and background knowledge that had opened up over the 25 years of Hubble history. In this paper we would like to spread the message that housekeeping tasks like these are essential and need to be done while the knowledge is at hand to ensure that an archive can be used by the next generation of astronomers.
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