The figure (above) diagrams the relationship between astronomical research and the data and literature sources that the research draws upon. The researcher stands between the literature and data, taking information from each, integrating their own analysis tools, and then producing new publications and results that feed back into these source regimes.
The Seamless Astronomy Group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics brings together astronomers, computer scientists, information scientists, librarians and visualization experts involved in the development of tools and systems to study and enable the next generation of online astronomical research.
Current projects include research on the development of systems that seamlessly integrate scientific data and literature, the semantic interlinking and annotation of scientific resources, the study of the impact of social media and networking sites on scientific dissemination, and the analysis and visualization of astronomical data and research communities. Visit our project page to find out more.
Sponsors of Seamless Astronomy include NASA, NSF and Microsoft Research.
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SEAMLESS ASTRONOMY TEAM
HARVARD-SMITHSONIAN CENTER FOR ASTROPHYSICS
60 GARDEN STREET, MS 42
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138