The long-term exchanges of data have been fundamental for these developments; more specifically, we wish to thank Jaylee Mead, Nancy G. Roman, Wayne H. Warren and Gail Schneider at NASA/ADC for decades of collaborative work, and the present director Cynthia Y. Cheung; and Olga Dluzhnevskaya at INASAN, the Russian data center.
The support of INSU-CNRS and CNES is acknowledged, as well as the contribution of ESA-ESIS for the initial developments of VizieR, and more specifically Salim Ansari and Isabelle Bourekeb. The development of VizieR also resulted from fruitful discussions with Françoise Genova, Michel Crézé and Daniel Egret; the enthusiasm of James Lequeux and its implication for the emergence of electronic tables in the A&A publication had a large impact on the accessiblity of the astronomical data.
We are also grateful to those who contributed in the more tedious, although critical, part of data standardisation: Simona Mei, Joseph Florsch and Patricio Ortiz at CDS; Gail Schneider and collaborators at NASA/ADC; Koichi Nakajima at ADAC/Japan; Veta S. Avedisova and collaborators at INASAN; and we would like to thank also the authors who participated in the elaboration of the documentation about their data, and answered patiently to all our questions.
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