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Paper: The Multimission Archive at the Space Telescope Science Institute in the Context of VO Activities
Volume: 347, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIV
Page: 208
Authors: Kamp, I.; Thompson, R.; Conti, A.; Fraquelli, D.; Kimball, T.; Levay, K.; Shiao, B.; Smith, M.; Somerville, R.; White, R.L.
Abstract: In the past year, the Multimission Archive at the Space Telescope Science Institute (MAST) has taken major steps in making MAST's holdings available using VO-defined protocols and standards, and in implementing VObased tools. For example, MAST has implemented the Simple Cone Search protocol, and all MAST mission searches may be returned in the VOTable format, allowing other archives to use MAST data for their VO applications. We have made many of our popular High Level Science Products available through Simple Image Access Protocol (SIAP), and are implementing the VO Simple Spectral Access Protocol (SSAP). The cross correlation of VizieR catalogs with MAST missions is now possible and illustrates the integration of VO services into MAST. The user can easily display the results from searches within MAST using the plotting tool VOPlot. MAST also participates in the NVO registry service. Thus, the user can harvest MAST holdings simultaneously with data from many other surveys and missions through the VO DataScope Data Inventory Service.
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