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1.2.4 Community Involvement

The IUE Final Archive Definition Committee (FADC), chaired by Jeffrey Linsky, was formed in November 1987 to provide recommendations and advice to the NASA IUE Project on the content of the Final Archive and on the algorithms and methods used to process the data for the Archive. The FADC also provided estimates of resources needed to accomplish the recommended goals. The committee was composed of 24 people, selected for having demonstrated interest in improving the S/N of IUE data for their own research. The committee met every 3-6 months for 5 years, producing at each meeting a written report of recommendations and near-term goals. These reports are published in the IUE Newsletters Nos. 34, 36, 38, and 48. The FADC provided user representation by the astronomical community to define the content of the IUE Final Archive, optimizing its utility for future investigators.

Karen Levay