Librarians in Space!

As an astronomy library, we like to press to the edges of modern librarianship to explore strange new technology, to seek out new services and new innovations, to boldly go where (almost) no library has gone before… space, the final frontier.

In order to make this dream a reality, we have collaborated with several local scientists to apply for a grant from the Knight Foundation to launch a cube satellite mission. As a primarily librarian driven project, our goals are to develop robust and extensible data management best practices for this kind of data and build an interface for discovering the data from our and other missions. This interface will be called The Space Library.

If you are interested in learning more about our project, check out our website. We even have a great promo movie!

Your support for our project is invaluable, so please upvote our Knight Foundation proposal!

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