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Paper: A Librarian Without Books: Systems Librarianship in Astronomy
Volume: 377, Library and Information Services in Astronomy V: Common Challenges, Uncommon Solutions
Page: 241
Authors: Kneale, R.A.
Abstract: The author discusses one aspect of the changing nature of librarianship by focusing on a high-tech microcosm of an already high-tech profession, that of systems librarianship. She is the Systems Librarian for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) project, based in Tucson, Arizona. The project is engaged in the design and development of a 4-meter solar telescope, planned for the summit of Haleakala, Maui, Hawai'i. Most of the day-to-day tasks at ATST involve software in one form or another; the author makes heavy use of Remote Desktop and Virtual Network Computing (VNC) to manage installations on eight different servers (fourWindows, four Unix) in two states, plus staff desktops (Windows XP) from the comfy chair in front of her computer.
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