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NED and SIMBAD conventions for bibliographic reference coding

Schmitz, M. and Helou, G. and Dubois, P. and LaGue, C. and Madore, B. and Corwin, H. G. and Lesteven, S. (1995) NED and SIMBAD conventions for bibliographic reference coding. In: Information & On-Line Data in Astronomy. Astrophysics and Space Science Library. No.203. Springer Netherlands , Dordrecht, pp. 259-270. ISBN 9789401041782.

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The uniform 19—digit code used for bibliographic references within NED and SIMBAD was developed by both teams in consultation with Dr. H. Abt, editor of the Astrophysical Journal. The primary purpose of the “REF_CODE” is to provide a unique and traceable representation of a bibliographic reference within the structure of each database. However, in many cases, the code has sufficient information to be quickly deciphered by eye, and it is used frequently in the interfaces as a succinct abbreviation of a full bibliographic reference. Since its inception, it has become a standard code not only for NED and SIMBAD, but — with minor variations — for ADS and other bibliographic services. In addition, the acronyms for journals used as part of the code have become standards for some of the main astronomical journals in their own bibliographies.

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Additional Information:© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995. We thank Helmut Abt and the rest of the NED and SIMBAD groups for their help in defining the reference codes. Table 24-2 has been prepared with the kind help of Suzanne Laloë at the Institut d' Astrophysique de Paris. NED is a research support program operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Astrophysics Division, Science Operations Branch). SIMBAD is maintained by the Centre de Donnees astronomiques de Strasbourg, France.
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