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Using the DSpace Resource Center

The DSpace Resource centre is the place where one may find the following services:

  • Scenarios of Use
  • Training
  • The Library

Scenarios of Use

In this part of the Interface the user can have access to a number of scenarios developed by the scientific educational team of the consortium in order to provide a framework and some working examples of how one may use the service both in formal and informal educational settings. The service offers for more than educational applications, in this particular instance the focus is on the use of the service for educational purposes.

Schools, colleges, universities constitute the formal settings where the educational value of astronomical observations can be enhanced through the mediation of the virtual observatory, the  library and the scenarios of use of DSpace service.

Science centres, science parks and home, constitute the informal educational settings where additional scenarios can be implemented in order to those who love astronomy to be able to benefit as well by the DSpace service.


In this part of the Interface the user can have access the user has the opportunity to access information about:

  • On-line training programs for the use of the DSpace service.
  • Training Workshops

This is the section of the DSpace service where members of the service will have access to on-line training and guidance with respect to:

  1. how to use the existing scenarios proposed by the service,
  2. how to develop new scenarios that best serve their educational or not educational purposes
  3. how to implement the activities proposed by the existing scenarios and overcome unforeseen difficulties

At the same time this will be the part of the site where users will access information about the previously held and upcoming training workshops: dates, time, places, registration procedures and fees.


In this section of the Interface the user can have access to all the requests that are stored. In the same section the images taken by the telescopes are presented. These images are stored in JPEG and FITS format.
Each image is presented and accompanied by some exploratory information.

The user  can find all information relating to:

  • the Time the observation was made,
  • the Telescope employed in order to obtain the observationcan
  • the Filter used,
  • further information relating to the specific object
  • as well as the observing conditions

Next to each image there is a link to downloading the data .and save  in FITS format. Free access to downloading all material have full members, whereas for associate members the access is selective.