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Research Goes On: Post-Observatory Astronomy Resources in Helsinki

Isaksson, Eva


After the Helsinki Observatory was closed down in 2010, the resources available to astronomy underwent a radical change. One shelf kilometer of printed materials melted down to a small fraction by 2014. As for collection management and development, Helsinki University Library has replaced the former Department of Astronomy. Has the big change been to better or worse? The answer is sought with a variety of methods, including cited sources analysis for papers and theses, user surveys and an inventory of electronic resources. The results are compared to earlier ones from a 2004 assessment. The question posed by the author at the LISA VI conference regarding the trend of A&A citations after institutional merger is also revisited.

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