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Strasbourg Astronomical Data Center (CDS)

Data Science Journal. 2013;12 DOI 10.2481/dsj.WDS-007


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Journal Title: Data Science Journal

ISSN: 1683-1470 (Online)

Publisher: Ubiquity Press

LCC Subject Category: Science: Science (General)

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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F Genova (Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg (UMR7550 UNISTRA/CNRS), 11 rue de l’Université, 67000 Strasbourg, France)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 10 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The Centre de Donnees astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS), created in 1972, has been a pioneer in the dissemination of digital scientific data. Ensuring sustainability for several decades has been a major issue because science and technology evolve continuously and the data flow increases endlessly. The paper briefly describes CDS activities, major services, and its R&D strategy to take advantage of new technologies. The next frontiers for CDS are the new Web 2.0/3.0 paradigm and, at a more general level, global interoperability of astronomical on-line resources in the Virtual Observatory framework.