ADS Turns 20

The Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Today, in 2013, the ADS finds itself as the central discovery engine for astronomical information, used nearly every day by nearly every astronomer. Moving into its third decade, the ADS continues to serve the research community while remaining at the forefront of the massive technological and sociological changes occurring in the field of scholarly communication.

To celebrate this important event, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is hosting a colloquium on May 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm EDT. The keynote speaker will be Professor Christine Borgman, the Presidential Chair and Professor of Information Studies at UCLA, who will speak about the role of information systems in scholarly communications. The talk will be given at the Center for Astrophysics Phillips Auditorium, and will be followed by a reception. The event is open to all CfA staff as well as visitors who RSVP in advance.