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Re: tass papers
I agree with you, Tom. I originally started gathering this list to
share with the AAVSO when I presented a couple of new TASS variables.
I'm doing a little tiny bit of good work. You, Tom, are doing a
tremendous amount of good work. TASS is developing a nice little
reputation. My goal, and I know I'm not alone, is to make sure TASS is
known for stimulating good followup science, too, and not just known as
an engineering project. The databases have data in them -- the papers
in the list I shared have *information* in them, and to me there is a
So I'm not sure where I gave the impression that I'm worried about the
score. I am just happy to be tangentially related to this project and
the steady stream of papers it is producing.
PS - What ever happened to Gombert?
On Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at 10:30 PM, Tom Droege wrote:
> There are some people that worry about this sort of thing, I don't. I
> figure I can either do the work or keep score. (Well, I admit to a
> file drawer where I put copies of papers and publicity about tass.)
> OK, I don't mean this as a put down. SPIRES comes to mind for High
> Energy Physics. I can type in my name and get a list of most of my
> papers. There must be something similar for astronomy. No one system
> gets em all. I have cold fusion papers, a psychology paper, some time
> sharing papers and papers on flux pumps that tend to get left out of
> the SPIRES search.
> Some people think that citations are what is important. So they count
> the number of times your papers are referenced and score you by that.
> I have great hope for tass in this respect. If we create a great data
> base, it will get used, and it will get referenced.
> All these systems are imperfect in many ways.
> I say concentrate on doing good work. Michael, I think you are doing
> that. So keep up the good work, and don't worry too much about the
> score. A few people will know you for your work, and that is about
> all you get. I think it is enough.
> Tom Droege