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Paper: ASCOT: A Collaborative Platform for the Virtual Observatory
Volume: 461, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXI
Page: 901
Authors: Marcos, D.; Connolly, A. J.; Krughoff, K. S.; Smith, I.; Wallace, S. C.
Abstract: The digital networks are changing the way that knowledge is created, structured, curated, consumed, archived and referenced. Projects like Wikipedia, Github or Galaxy Zoo have shown the potential of online communities to develop and communicate ideas. ASCOT is a web based framework that facilitates collaboration among astronomers providing a simple way to share, explore, interact and analyze large amounts of data from a broad range of sources available trough the Virtual Observatories (VO). Designed with a strong emphasis on usability, ASCOT takes advantage of the latest generation of web standards and cloud technologies to implement an extendable and customizable stack of web tools and services.
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