Is NASA Galaxie offline?

By Keith Cowing
January 6, 2003
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Editor’s note: I can’t seem to get to NASA GALAXIE. Is it offline? According to this description “NASA Galaxie provides access to the holdings of the NASA libraries including the IV&V Technical Library. The library collections consist of books, journals, newspapers, standards, conference proceedings, reports, databases, and videos. NASA Galaxie lists new books, provides request forms, and allows a user to examine individual library accounts. NASA Galaxie also reflects the receipt of journal issues. The collection development policy defines policies regarding the collection of materials to be added to the Technical Library.”

Update: when I try to access http://nasagalaxie.larc.nasa.gov/ from outside NASA I get “Not Found
The requested object does not exist on this server. The link you followed is either outdated, inaccurate, or the server has been instructed not to let you have it.” Readers from HQ, MSFC, GSFC, and ARC tell me that they can get in via their NASA connection just fine. Also, it seems that only GSFC’s library is accessible outside NASA’s network.

If NASA is going to restrict access to online services then I would suggest they find a less blunt way of doing so – and that they alter the wording of NASA Galaxie descriptions on publicly accessible websites (such as the IV&V site mentioned above) to reflect these limitations – and why they are in place. This is especially relevant given NASA’s renewed interest in education.

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