LISA II Poster LISA II Programme

ESO Garching, 10-12 May 1995



Tutorials, Wednesday May 10

Each presentation includes 10 minutes for discussion.

08:30-09:15 - Registration.

09:15-10:05 - The Internet for Librarians, Uta Grothkopf, ESO, Germany.

10:05-10:55 - The World Wide Web: a Web even a Fly would Love,
Liz Bryson, CFHT, USA.

10:55-11:15 - Coffee.

11:15-12:05 - Astronomical data, Daniel Egret, Strasbourg Observatory, France.

12:05-14:00 - Lunch.

14:00-14:50 - SIMBAD for Librarians, Robyn Shobbrook, AAO, Australia and
Françoise Genova, CDS, Strasbourg, France.

14:50-15:40 - The Preprint Perplex in the Electronic Age, Ellen Bouton, NRAO,
and Sarah Stevens-Rayburn, STScI, USA.

15:40-16:10 - Coffee.

16:10-17:00 - Starcat, previewing data, Miguel Albrecht and Benoît Pirenne,
ESO/ST-ECF, Germany.

Presentations, Thursday May 11

Each presentation includes 5 minutes for discussion.

08:45-09:00 - Registration (continued).

09:00-09:10 - Introduction.

09:10-09:50 - The changing role of librarians - managing new technologies in libraries.
(Theme Talk) José-Marie Griffiths, University of Tennessee, USA.

09:50-10:15 - Databases and On-line Astronomical Data: a Review.
Daniel Egret, Observatory, Strasbourg, France.

10:15-10:30 - Coffee.

10:30-11:00 - Networked information systems in astronomy: an overview of tools and standards.
Jim Fullton, CNIDR, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA.

11:00-11:20 - Digitization of historical astronomical literature. Brenda Corbin,
US Naval Observatory, and Donna Coletti, Center for Astrophysics, USA.

11:20-11:40 - Integrating astronomical data and information services at the CDS.
Daniel Egret et al., Strasbourg Observatory, France.

11:40-12:00 - Computer-based methods for online services and compact storage of data.
Sergey Vasilyev, Astronomical Observatory, Khavkiv State University, Ukraine.

12:00-12:20 - Growing importance of conference proceedings in astronomy and astrophysics and its impact on collection development.
A. Vagiswari and Christina Louis, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India.

12:20-12:40 - BRAQUE: A novel powerful search interface to large textual databases.
J. Brinkmann, ESA/ESRIN, Italy.

12:40-14:10 - Lunch.

Session on Electronic Publishing.

Chair: Miguel Albrecht.

14:10-14:40 - André Heck, Observatory, Strasbourg, France.

14:40-15:00 - Peter Boyce, AAS, USA.

15:00-15:20 - Michiel Kolman, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

15:20-15:40 - Coffee.

15:40-16:00 - Evan Owens, University of Chicago Press, USA.

16:00-16:20 - Michael Feith, Springer-Verlag, Germany.

16:20-17:10 - Open Discussion.

17:10-18:10 - Panel Discussion: Astronomy Libraries in Economically Less-Favored Countries. Chair: Susanne Laloë, IAP, Paris, France.

18:10-19:10 - Reception. ESO Garching.

Presentations, Friday May 12

Each presentation includes 5 minutes of discussion.

09:00-09:30 - The Astrophysics Science Information and Abstract System's (ASIAS) bibliographic and data services.
Guenther Eichhorn et al., Center for Astrophysics, Harvard, USA.

09:30-09:50 - The updating of the bibliography in the SIMBAD database.
Suzanne Laloë, IAP, France.

09:50-10:10 - Multivariate data analysis applied to bibliographical information retrieval: SIMBAD quality control.
Soizick Lesteven, Strasbourg Observatory, France.

10:10-10:30 - The A&A tables and abstracts: an example of collaboration between data centers and editors.
François Ochsenbein, Strasbourg Observatory, and James Lequeux, Observatoire de Meudon, Paris, France.

10:30-10:50 - Coffee.

10:50-11:10 - The role of the CD-ROM in astronomy.
Kathleen Robertson, Institute of Astronomy Library, Honolulu, USA.

11:10-11:25 - Resource discovery on the Internet.
Hans-Martin Adorf, ST-ECF, Garching, Germany.

11:25-11:40 - Information retrieval tools and techniques.
Alberto Accomazzi, Fionn Murtagh and Bo Frese Rasmussen, CfA, Cambridge, USA and ST-ECF, Garching, Germany.

11:40-11:55 - So you thought librarianship was about books!
Jean Sanderson, Institite of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK.

11:55-12:40 - The Astronomical Library and the Internet - An Open Discussion.
Moderator: Helen Knudsen, Caltech, Pasadena, USA.

Birds of a Feather Sessions, Friday May 12

14:15-15:10 Digitization of the Library.
Animators: Uta Grothkopf, ESO Garching, Germany, and Marlene Cummins, University of Toronto, Canada.
15:10-15:55 Main site/remote site library operations.
Animator: Jeanette Regan, Astronomy Library, MSSSO, Weston Creek, Australia (, and Helen Knudsen, Caltech, Pasadena, USA.

15:55-16:15 - Coffee.

16:15-17:00 UDC 52.
Animator: Robyn Shobbrook, AAO Library, Epping, Australia, and George Wilkins, Exeter, UK. All interested parties should e-mail either George Wilkins or Robyn Shobbrook if they will join in the discussions in Garching (ESO).

Posters, Thursday and Friday May 11-12, Rooms 231/232

  1. Offering an Astronomical Library on the Internet: the OAT Library. L. Abrami, A. Balestra, Astronomical Observatory of Trieste.
  2. The Unified Catalogue of Astronomical Italian Libraries (CUBAI) Project. L. Abrami, A. Balestra, M. Ferrucci, A. Gasparini, Astronomical Obervatory Trieste, Astronomical Observatory of Rome and Astronomical Observatory Arcetri.
  3. Library Information Systems at the European Space Agency. S.G. Ansari, S. Loekken, L. Marie, European Space Agency / ESRIN, and European Space Agency / ESTEC.
  4. WAIS Searching of the Current Contents database. P. Banholzer and M.E. Grabenstein, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.
  5. Instrumentation Manuals On-Line E. Bryson, CFHT.
  6. A List of Astronomical Meetings Available via Mosaic E. Bryson, CFHT, and D. Crabtree, DAO/CADC.
  7. Database of VLBI-Imaged Active Galactic Nuclei V.S. Bychkova, Astro Space Center, Moscow.
  8. Scientific Archives of the Odessa Astronomical Observatory T.N. Chevalkova, Odessa State University.
  9. The Star*s Family - Status Report. A. Heck, Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory.
  10. A Bibliography for Modern Astronomical Serials. Huang Bi-kun, Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China
  11. Astronomical Databases in the XVII-XVIII Centuries: Old Astronomical Books in the Library of Gothard Observatory. I. Jankovics, J. Horvath and I.J. Vincze, Gothard Observatory.
  12. Economic Impact on a Special Library. M.E. Jimenez-Fragozo, V. Mata-Acosta, M.A. Moreno-Corral, Observatorio Astronomico Nacional, Mexico.
  13. The Library of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy of the R.A.S. (1924-1994). History, Present State, Perspectives for Future. M. Lapteva, Institute for Theoretical Astronomy, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  14. A Short Description of Nice Observatory Historical Library and of the Project for Developing Online Resources. F. Le Guet Tully, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, Nice, France.
  15. F.W.Strüve - the Founder of Pulkovo Observatory. N. Markova, Pulkovo Observatory.
  16. Scientific Instruments and Their Related Correspondence. J. McFarland, Armagh Observatory.
  17. The Library of the Pulkovo Observatory. E. Potter, Pulkovo Observatory.
  18. Acquisitions of the Astronomical Libraries of the Russian Academy of Sciences. D.A. Ptitsyn, O.B. Dluzhnevskaya, N.A. Pomelnikova, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
  19. A Uniform Bibliographic Code. M. Schmitz, G. Helou, P. Dubois, C. LaGue, B. Madore, H.G. Corwin Jr. and S. Lesteven, CDS and IPAC.
  20. The Multi-Lingual Supplement to the Astronomy Thesaurus R.M. Shobbrook, Anglo-Australian Observatory, Epping NSW, Australia.
  21. S O S for the Astronomy Schedules of the Universal Decimal Classification - UDC 52. R.M. Shobbrook, Anglo-Australian Observatory, Epping NSW, Australia.
  22. IAU Task Group on Designations and Nomenclature (Commission 5). How librarians can help towards the standardisation process. R.M. Shobbrook, Anglo-Australian Observatory, Epping NSW, Australia.
  23. Classification System and Information Services in the Library of SAO RAS. G.S. Shvedova, Special Astrophysical Observatory RAS.
  24. Library of the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences K. Soldánová, Astronomical Institute, Ondrejov, Czech Republic.
  25. 150th Anniversary of Astronomical Observatory Library. T. Solntseva, Astronomical Observatory of Kyiv University.
  26. "De Cassini à l'an 2000": The Paris Observatory Library. M. Vallet and N. Reymonet, Observatoire de Paris, France.
  27. Variations of the impact of astronomical publications versus physics publications M.-J. Vin, Observatoire de Haute-Provence, France, and Parina Hassanaly, CRRM, Marseille, France.
  28. A Comparison of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts (A&AA) and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Physics and Astronomy Classification Schemes (PACS). W.H. Warren Jr., D.A. Lubowich, GSFC and Hofstra University and AIP.
  29. Revision of IAU Style Manual. G.A. Wilkins, University of Exeter.
  30. Revision of UDC 52 Astronomy. G.A. Wilkins, University of Exeter.

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