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Paper: Urania, a Linked, Distributed Resource for Astronomy
Volume: 153, Library and Information Services in Astronomy III (LISA III)
Page: 107
Authors: Boyce, Peter B.
Abstract: Above all, the electronic information environment is interlinked. When done effectively, links knit together the scholarly references, citations and data sources for the user as never before, bringing the whole web of distributed information resources right to the reader's desktop. A certain amount of infrastructure and degree of cooperation is needed to make this happen effectively. The field of astronomy and astrophysics now benefits from the development of such an infrastructure, which has been named Urania. Although Urania has been working effectively for three years, astronomy's growing needs for greater breadth of coverage will force changes to be made in the Urania infrastructure.
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