Creation, Maintenance, and Use of the MAST/STScI Publications Database

Levay, Karen

Staff from the STScI archives, library and Science Mission Office collaborated to create a database of papers identified as using data archived in the Multi-mission Archive at Space Telescope (MAST) or by members of the STScI research staff and selected members of other institutions. This poster will describe the methodology used to identify papers and to populate a database with meta-data about the papers and to link it with the data used within the paper. The database is used to produce a wide variety of metrics for use by the missions and MAST. MAST is developing data discovery methods that utilize a VO-defined semantic vocabulary to search the abstracts, titles, and keywords of the papers and then use the established links to the data to provide an alternative method for mining the archives.

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