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Paper: Astronomical Information Discovery and Access: Design and Implementation of the ADS Bibliographic Services
Volume: 125, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VI
Page: 357
Authors: Accomazzi, A.; Eichhorn, G.; Kurtz, M. J.; Grant, C. S.; Murray, S. S.
Abstract: The NASA Astrophysics Data System integrates a wealth of scientific bibliographic and data resources---originally generated in multiple formats and available from multiple providers---in three discipline-oriented, centralized databases. Search and retrieval of the bibliographies and data sources is possible via a set of World Wide Web forms and interface programs that transparently link the ADS's resources to those of other data providers. The approach followed in designing the ADS system is offered as a paradigm for building flexible networked information and discovery systems. The rationale behind the current technical implementation and the planned enhancements of the system are also discussed.
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