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.