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The organization and management of the Virtual Astronomical Observatory

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dc.contributor.author Berriman, G. Bruce
dc.contributor.author Hanisch, Robert J.
dc.contributor.author Lazio, T. Joseph W.
dc.contributor.author Szalay, Alexander
dc.contributor.author Fabbiano, Giussepina
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-06T18:33:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-06T18:33:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-04
dc.identifier.citation SPIE Astronomical Telescopes+Instrumentation, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1-6, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-2574
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42510
dc.description.abstract The U.S. Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO; http://www.us-vao.org/) has been in operation since May 2010. Its goal is to enable new science through efficient integration of distributed multi-wavelength data. This paper describes the management and organization of the VAO, and emphasizes the techniques used to ensure efficiency in a distributed organization. Management methods include using an annual program plan as the basis for establishing contracts with member organizations, regular communication, and monitoring of processes. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject virtual observatory en_US
dc.subject management en_US
dc.subject distributed organization en_US
dc.title The organization and management of the Virtual Astronomical Observatory en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Mathematical and Computer Sciences (General) en_US


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