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Paper: Designing an Open E-Mail Interface to a Data Archive
Volume: 77, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IV
Page: 166
Authors: Richon, J.
Abstract: An active and useful data archive often has to support two conflicting goals: providing an easy way to retrieve data, and preventing people from getting proprietary data. The retrieval method should be insulated from the user interface so that changes to one system do not force changes to the other. This paper discusses the issues associated with data retrieval and system isolation, and how the Space Telescope Science Institute developed a flexible and open means to retrieve data from the Hubble Data Archive that can support almost any user front-end system.
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