Data archiving

A more automatic observing data tracking and archiving system has been implemented. This makes the task of archiving the observing data both easier and more reliable. The next step will be the automatic iintegration of the FITS headers of the data in to the archive data base. In the longer the idea is to archive the data in a network enabled storage area which directly relates to the publishing of the NOT data in the Virtual Observatory. In connection to this, we are planning to include the data from the existing archive data on CDs and DVDs in the same storage area.

For safety reasons we also plan to copy the existing archive data to Blu-ray disks which allows a more compact way of storing the data. This copy of the archive will then be located in a separate physical location from the existing one.

Thomas Augusteijn 2010-02-09