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Paper: The On-line Bibliographical Data Base ARIBIB for Astronomical References
Volume: 153, Library and Information Services in Astronomy III (LISA III)
Page: 265
Authors: Demleitner, M.; Burkhardt, G.; Hefele, H.; Heinrich, I.; Schmadel, L. D.; Wielen, R.
Abstract: The ARIBIB is an on-line bibliographical data base for astronomical references. The ARIBIB is based on the information given in the printed bibliography ``Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts'' (AAA). The bibliography AAA is produced and published by the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI) Heidelberg in collaboration with the Fachinformationszentrum Karls-ruhe (FIZ) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE). The ARIBIB gives the bibliographical information in the ``reference format''. This reference format contains the author(s) or editor(s), title, bibliographic data for the source, keywords, and the AAA reference number. Not included are the abstracts of the papers. The abstracts can be found either in the printed volumes of AAA or in the on-line data bases INSPEC or INSPHYS. At present, the ARIBIB contains references to the literature from 1983 until now. Information on the older literature (1982 and earlier) is presently not available to us in a machine-readable format. The ARI intends, however, to include the older literature into the ARIBIB by scanning the corresponding volumes of AAA and of the bibliography ``Astronomischer Jahresbericht'', and to translate these scans into a text format appropriate for the use in the ARIBIB. The ARIBIB would then be a tool which is especially valuable for the on-line search in the older literature. As of July 1998, the ARIBIB is open for free access to all subscribers of the printed bibliography AAA.
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