Archiving and Retrieval of Data from the International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) Mission
The data base of IUE spectra available for dissemination to the scientific community presently contains approximately 22,000 separate images. Due to storage space arid computer processing time limitations, it was decided to store the data on high density (6250 bpi) specially formatted tapes and to retrieve and reconvert them to the originally supplied format upon request. The archival/retrieval system for the data and an automatic data entry system for creation and maintenance of an indexing data base are described. Suggestions are made for the use of standard formats for future image data storage, retrieval and dissemination.
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