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12 July 2008 The evolving role of a data centre in support of observatory operations and community needs
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The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) manages the data collections of the CFHT, JCMT, HST and Gemini telescopes plus data from several other projects. In the past five years, the role of the CADC has changed. It is now an integral part of telescope operations and provides support for PIs, project teams and the Virtual Observatory. This paper will describe the drivers for this new role, how the CADC has responded to these needs and the operational experience with three major telescope facilities. The advantages and disadvantages of this role for a multi-mission data centre will also be discussed.
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Séverin Gaudet, Daniel Durand, and David Schade "The evolving role of a data centre in support of observatory operations and community needs", Proc. SPIE 7016, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems II, 70160J (12 July 2008);


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