telbib and FUSE

The Telescope Bibliography (telbib) and FUSE are PHP/MySQL tools created by the ESO Library. telbib is used to track ESO-related papers, store additional metadata, and generate statistics or reports. FUSE is a full-text search tool that semi-automatically scans defined sets of journal articles for organisational keyword sets, while providing highlighted results in context. Both tools rely heavily on the ADS web services for bibliographic metadata.

As of March 2011, telbib is used by ESO and NRAO (a modified version called "NRAOpapers"). FUSE is in use at ESO, STScI, Gemini, Subaru, the Carnegie Observatories, CFHT, the John G. Wolbach Library at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as well as at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA, India), and the Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomia (IAR-CONICET). Both systems have been developed and are maintained by the librarians at ESO. For further information, contact us at library@eso.org.

The following presentations provide information on the design, workflow, and features of telbib and FUSE. For articles on bibliometrics and other issues related to the ESO Libraries, see our page on ESO libraries publications.

2013

ESO telbib: an interconnected database
[presentation slides]
U. Grothkopf & S. Meakins
Presentation at the SciOps2013 (Science Operations 2013) conference, ESAC, Madrid, Spain, 10-13 September 2013
(telbib 3.0, public interface)

2012

The ESO Telescope Bibliography - now and then
[poster]
U. Grothkopf & S. Meakins
Poster at the ESO@50 conference, Garching, Germany, 3-7 September 2012
(telbib history, public interface)
The ESO Telescope Bibliography at your Fingertips
[manuscript | poster]
U. Grothkopf & S. Meakins
Poster at the SPIE conference 8448 "Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems IV", Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 4-6 July 2012
(telbib 3.0, public interface)
The ESO Telescope Bibliography in a Nutshell
[presentation slides]
U. Grothkopf & S. Meakins
Presentation at the ESO Student Session, 23 April 2012
(telbib 3.0, public interface)
ESO Telescope Bibliography: New Public Interface
U. Grothkopf & S. Meakins
The ESO Messenger, no. 147 (March 2012), 41-43
(telbib 3.0, public interface)

2011

Linking Publications and Observations - the ESO Telescope Bibliography
[paper | manuscript | poster]
S. Meakins & U. Grothkopf
ADASS 2011, Paris, France, November 2011 (publ. 2012)
(telbib methodology, telbib 3.0, public interface)

2010

Telescope bibliometrics 101
[manuscript | presentation slides]
U. Grothkopf & J. Lagerstrom
FPCA II, Cambridge, MA, USA, May 2010
(telbib methodology, telbib 2.0, FUSE)
Next generation bibliometrics and the evolution of the ESO Telescope Bibliography
[published paper | presentation slides]
C. Erdmann & U. Grothkopf
LISA VI, Pune, India, February 2010
(telbib 2.0, telbib 3.0, FUSE)
Telescope bibliography cookbook: creating a database of scientific papers that use observational data
[published paper | presentation slides]
S. Kitt & U. Grothkopf
LISA VI, Pune, India, February 2010
(telbib methodology)

2009

The evolution of bibliography tools at ESO
C. Erdmann
ADS/Library Metadata Workshop, Cambridge, MA, USA, October 2009
(early telbib, telbib 2.0, telbib 3.0)
FUSE - Full text search tool
C. Erdmann & U. Grothkopf
IAU General Assembly, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2009
(FUSE)
Facility identifiers - how they are (or aren't) used
C. Erdmann & U. Grothkopf
IAU General Assembly, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2009
(FUSE)

2008

Telescope bibliographies
C. Erdmann & U. Grothkopf
Breakout session, Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, June 2008
(telbib 2.0)

2007

The ESO Telescope Bibliography
U. Grothkopf & C. Erdmann
Informal discussion, ESO, Garching, Germany, December 2007
(telbib 2.0)