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IAU Resolution B3, 2000 Safeguarding the Information in Photographic Observations

  • The International Astronomical Union,
  • Recognising
  • that unless urgent action is taken, this unique historical record of astronomical phenomena will be lost to future generations of astronomers,
  • Recommends
  • the transfer of the historic observations onto modern media by digital techniques, which will provide worldwide access to the data so as to benefit astronomical research in a way that is well matched to the tools of the researcher in the future.