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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Award for pioneer of OA to astronomical research

Today the Royal Astronomical Society announced its awards for 2008, including one for an OA advocate:

...The Award for Services to Astronomy is given to Dr Gunther Eichhorn, of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Director of Indexing at Springer. Dr Eichhorn was the project manager for the NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS), the online database that includes the vast majority of astronomical literature. ADS gives open access to astronomical research material and has revolutionised the field, allowing astronomers and others to investigate publications on an equal basis....

PS:  Congratulations to Eichhorn for this much-deserved honor.