Basic sources of the ARIBIB-Literature:
The ARIBIB presents references to literature from the remote past until the middle of the year 2000.
For the literature from 1969 onwards, the ARIBIB is based on the
information given in the printed bibliography
'Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts' (AAA).
The AAA are a publication of the
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg, produced in cooperation with
Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe FIZ (since 1988) and the
Electrical Engineers IEE (since 1995). The AAA are prepared under the
auspices of the International
Much of the information given in the AAA is also available on-line in the databases INSPEC and INSPHYS distributed by STN/FIZ and by IEE. In contrast to the ARIBIB, the printed volumes of AAA and the on-line databases INSPEC and INSPHYS contain abstracts.
For the older literature from 1899 until 1968, the ARIBIB is based on the printed bibliography 'Astronomischer Jahresbericht'(AJB). The AJB is a publication of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg (formerly Berlin).
We are also carrying out tests for including bibliographical information on the astronomical literature between 1881 and 1898 into the ARIBIB. This is a long-term project.
Literature presently contained in the ARIBIB:
(1) At present, the ARIBIB contains references to the literature from all volumes of Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts (literature of the year 1969 to literature of the first part of the year 2000) in the Reference format.
(2) Information on the older literature (1968 and earlier) is presently not
fully available to us in a machine-readable format:
(a) The literature from 1899 until 1968 (volumes 1 - 68 of the Astronomischer Jahresbericht) is contained in the ARIBIB in different formats, the Image format, the Index format, or the Reference format. We are on the way to include more of the older literature into the ARIBIB in the Reference format.
(b) The literature from ancient epochs until about 1880 contained in the ARIBIB ( J. C. Houzeau and A. Lancaster and by J. J. de Lalande) is given in the Image format.
|2000/Part 1 - 1969||: Reference format|
|1968 - 1954||: Image format|
|1953 - 1918||: Index format / At the internal ARI computers: Image format|
|1917 - 1899||: Image format|
|1898 - 1881||: Very few tests only.|
|1880 and earlier||: Image format|