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Title:
Commission 5: Documentation and Astronomical Data
Authors:
Ohishi, Masatoshi; Hanisch, Robert J.; Norris, Ray P.; Andernach, Heinz; Bishop, Marsha; Griffin, Elizabeth; Kembhavi, Ajit; Murphy, Tara; Pasian, Fabio
Publication:
Transactions IAU, Volume 7, Issue T28A, p. 327-334
Publication Date:
04/2012
Origin:
CUP
Abstract Copyright:
(c) 2012: Copyright © International Astronomical Union 2012
DOI:
10.1017/S1743921312003055
Bibliographic Code:
2012IAUTA..28..327O

Abstract

IAU Commission 5 (http://www.nao.ac.jp/IAU/Com5/) deals with data management issues, and its working groups and task group deal specifically with information handling, with data centers and networks, with technical aspects of collection, archiving, storage and dissemination of data, with designations and classification of astronomical objects, with library services, editorial policies, computer communications, ad hoc methodologies, and with various standards, reference frames, etc. FITS (Flexible Image Transport System), the major data exchange format in astronomy, has been standardized, maintained and updated by the FITS working group under Commission 5.
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