Peter Teuben


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Affiliation – University of Maryland Position – Research Scientist Github ID – teuben Homepage – Twitter – pjteuben


Enriching the ALMA Data Archive with Science Products

We review work undergoing at the ALMA Science Archive (JAO) to enhance
the archive with results from ADMIT, eventually allowing users to
select data based on interesting science queries. In a parallel project
we are building a prototype of this database, enhanced with selected
meta-data upon which users can make richer queries and select
data based on the science they are interested in.

How to better describe software for discovery and citation

In this BoF we propose to discuss a variety of items to improve how
software is described and can be discovered. We will invite and
actively search for contributions to this discussion. Some examples of
what we could cover:

  1. The codemeta.json file, under control of software
    authors. Including a working session to write your own (or base it on
    the ASCL starter file). This file (or itâs cousin
    CITATION.cff) will also improve software citation, and we will explain

  2. Possible options to expand the codemeta file, e.g. keywords
    describing the API and its one-liners.

  3. Improvements to the Unified Astronomy Thesaurus (UAT) such that
    software is better covered.

  4. Define a well defined field in astrophysics and take an inventory
    of the software used to categorize them. A conference would be an
    ideal event to get all the stakeholders together (we have a candidate
    for this).

We encourage contributions to this BoF.