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14 years of Spitzer publications: data use and reuse

Scire, Elena (2018) 14 years of Spitzer publications: data use and reuse. In: Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VII. Proceedings of SPIE. No.10704. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 1070417. ISBN 9781510619616.

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After 14 years of operations, the Spitzer Space Telescope has over 7800 refereed publications, which are catalogued in the Spitzer Bibliographical Database. After depleting the cryogen onboard in 2009 observatory operations were altered in order to run the mission on a budget totaling less than 1/3 that of the cryogenic mission. These changes included decreasing the number of approved science programs and funding to the community while encouraging very large programs (<1000 hours). We present here insights on how Spitzer's operational changes have altered how people publish the data, and present metrics about data use and re-usage for the entire mission in published papers. Spitzer is a community driven observatory and our observing programs vary in number of hours and number of observations depending on the science, and so a comparison between various methods of presenting publication statistics is discussed.

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Additional Information:© 2018 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This work is based on observations made with the Spitzer Space Telescope, which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology under a contract with NASA.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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Subject Keywords:Spitzer, publications, archives
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:10704
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Official Citation:Elena Scire, "14 years of Spitzer publications: data use and reuse," Proc. SPIE 10704, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VII, 1070417 (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312912
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:03 Jan 2019 21:49
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