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Paper: Gemini PI Electronic Transfer and Distribution (PIETD)
Volume: 351, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XV
Page: 723
Authors: Gaudet, S.; Bohlender, D.; Damian, A.; Goliath, S.; Hill, N.; Melnychuk, G.; Aspin, C.
Abstract: The Gemini Science Archive (GSA) has been developed and is operated by the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) to provide the worldwide scientific community with tools for effective on-line access to data collected by the Gemini telescopes. In the past year, the CADC has developed tools to allow Gemini staff to automatically create and distribute Science Program data packages to Principal Investigators (PI). The tools operate in the GSA databases to create linkages between science files, calibration files, weather files, log files and science programs and assemble them upon user request. All data distribution is performed electronically via data retrieval from the CADC data stores. This automation results in significant manpower savings for Gemini relieving staff from the manual assembly of files and production of hard media. The complete version of PIETD, including the distribution of processed data products, was released in the fall of 2005.
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