Archiving and Retrieval of Data from the International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) Mission

  • W. H. WarrenJr.
  • D. F. Alderman
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 97)


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.


Editing Program International Ultraviolet Explorer Limited Storage Space Housekeeping Routine Computerize List 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. H. WarrenJr.
    • 1
  • D. F. Alderman
    • 2
  1. 1.National Space Science Data CenterNASA/Goddard Space Flight CenterUSA
  2. 2.Astronomy DepartmentComputer Sciences CorporationUSA

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