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Paper: Searchable Registry for the National Virtual Observatory
Volume: 314, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIII
Page: 285
Authors: Greene, G.; O'Mullane, W.; Hanisch, R.; Gaffney, N.
Abstract: As part of the NVO framework development initiative a prototype Astronomical Registry was designed for serving resource metadata across the Internet to the world community. While this registry incorporates many VO standard Cone Search and Simple Image Access (SIA) services it provides mechanisms for publishing custom archive services with associated metadata as well. The registry is mirrored at two sites, Space Telescope Science Institute and Johns Hopkins University, and additionally harvests resources at Caltech and NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications) OAI (Open Archives Initiative) repositories. Web services and forms were implemented for independent higher level application integration with the registry such as the NASA Data Inventory Service (DIS). These interface methods provide fundamental add, edit and remove features as well as standard SQL query support. This registry is built with .NET technology integrated with MS SQL Server Database, IIS Web server, and C-Sharp product code.
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