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January 2017 Program


Wolbach Library Collaborative Space
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

12 noon: Lunch (provided), meet and greet
1:00pm: Agenda & Logistics (Alberto Accomazzi)
1:10pm: Welcome to the ADS Users Group (Kathy Flanagan)

  • Charter
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Terms of membership / rotations

1:30pm: ADS Overview (Alberto Accomazzi & Michael Kurtz)

  • ADS staff introductions
  • ADS mission
  • Senior Review Process and Past Recommendations
  • Data Holdings and Curation strategy
  • ADS Usage and Access
  • System requirements, Development and Evolution
  • Highlights of new system functionality (Live Demo)
  • Current ADS Development Program
  • Questions

3:00pm: Break
3:20pm: A look behind the curtain

4:30pm: Challenges, threats and opportunities (Alberto Accomazzi)
5:00pm: Discussion and committee assignments
5:45pm: Group dinner at Nubar Restaurant

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017

8:40am: Breakfast (CfA Collaborative Space)
9:00am: Follow-up Q&A
9:30am: Executive Session (B-106)
10:00am: Report writing and individual assignments (B-106)
10:30am: Break (CfA Library Collaborative Space)
11:00am: Report writing and individual assignments (B-106)
12:00pm: Debrief with PI
12:20pm: Bagged Lunch (CfA Collaborative Space)
1pm: Adjourn