ADS Classic Downtime
12 Apr 2017

ADS Unavalable on April 13, 2017 The main ADS site at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), http://adsabs.harvard.edu, will be shutdown on April 13 at 4pm EDT and will remain unavailable till approximately 11pm due to scheduled maintenance of the...

Become an ADS Power User!
26 Jan 2017

A recording of a tutorial given at the Center for Astrophysics on using the new ADS interface is now available. Hope you enjoy it! Recording of the tutorial (1h 8m) Slides of the presentation Topics covered in this tutorial include:...

The ADS Guide to the 229th AAS Meeting
30 Dec 2016

The ADS Guide to the 229th AAS Meeting The ADS team will be staffing booth 711 in the Exhibit area of the Gaylor Convention Center in Grapevine, TX for the duration of the AAS meeting (Jan 3-6, 2017). Stop by...

We're hiring!
19 Sep 2016

The ADS team announces openings for four developers in its team! Update (Jan 1, 2017) The positions have been reopened, and we will be accepting applications through the end of March, although hiring decisions may be taken before then. For...

ADS 2.0 end of life
04 Jul 2016

Happy Independence Day! For those of you that didn’t know, today is also the day that we are decommissioning the ADS 2.0 interface. It will no longer be accessible via its old URL and we encourage people to move to...

Super Charge your ADS Searches with Filters
13 Jun 2016

The majority of queries in ADS are searches for authors. Author searches are simple when the author has a unique name, but what happens when the name is a common one? A search “Wu, J” might bring back a huge...

Open Access and NASA Astrophysics Data
16 Mar 2016

NASA Astrophysics is, and has always been, a leader in providing open access to scientific data. With small exceptions, all data from NASA missions are publically available. Indeed NASA has also been the leader in creating systems to make the...

Claiming Papers And Finding People with ORCID
10 Mar 2016

If you have published a paper recently, you have probably come across the acronym ORCID at some point during the article submission process. Or you may have seen references to ORCID in your organization’s scientific staff database, AAS membership profile,...

Wrecipe for Simple ADS Apps
17 Feb 2016

Underneath the new user interface of the ADS, ADS Beta (or Bumblebee), there is the rebuilt infrastructure of the ADS platform that serves the application layer of the ADS. At the start of last year, we made these services accessible...

Discovering "Long-Fuse" Papers – Physics Results
20 Nov 2015

I ended the previous blog with a list of “long-fuse” astronomy papers and I realized that, since I have similar results for physics papers too, why not show them here as well? So, that’s what this blog will be about....

Discovering "Long-Fuse" Papers - A First Exploration
17 Nov 2015

On average, articles get cited in a pretty predictable pattern. An article gets published, it takes a little while to get “absorbed” by the scientific community, and then, if it resonates, it starts getting citations. Something along the lines of...

ADS Bumblebee private libraries release
03 Nov 2015

We are happy to announce the first release of the private libraries in ADS Bumblebee, and are pleased to see that some people have already started using it. The private libraries allow you to maintain a collection of bibcodes within...

Calculating and Visualizing Publication and Citation Metrics with ADS Bumblebee
21 Oct 2015

For many scientists, it’s all about the numbers and when it comes to evaluating each other, it’s no different. Project managers and administrators also want to be able to evaluate the impact of programs or instruments. As a result, publication...

Updates on ADS Interfaces and the Announcement of Bumblebee
15 Jul 2015

The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a tool for finding astronomy and planetary science publications. ADS currently has three different interfaces: ADS “Classic” – the one you all know and love, ADS “Labs” or “2.0” – the first interface to...