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Paper: Resource Metadata for the Virtual Observatory
Volume: 314, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIII
Page: 273
Authors: Hanisch, R.; Greene, G.; Linde, A.; Plante, R.; Richards, A.M.S.; Auden, E.; Noddle, K.T.; O'Mullane, W.
Abstract: The location and access methods of astronomical resources (catalogs, observation logs, and data archives) and associated computational services (e.g., data processing pipelines, source extraction services, theoretical simulations) in the Virtual Observatory will be determined by querying dynamic resource registries. These registries function as a sort of yellow-pages, providing descriptive information (metadata) about the resources in order to locate information and services in response to user queries. The metadata also needs to describe the provenance of the information, provide some indication of the data quality, quantity, and type, and guide users to information appropriate to their needs (i.e., research-oriented data archives vs. educational resources).
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