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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: Curation and BeginIngestionTaskServlet
Date Sat, 19 Mar 2011 20:17:02 GMT
Hi Niloofar,

> I wante to ask what BeginIngestionTaskServlet class inside
> "cas.curation.servlet" is and when and by whom it is invoked?

The BeginIngestionTaskServlet was the original class we wrote for the eventual IngestionResource
(pre JAX-RS in the curator). We left a bunch of the old servlet classes in there and likely
need to clean them up.

> 
> Another question is: what means curation? (or what is cas.curation?)

The best explanation I can come up with is pointing you to this special issue of Nature magazine
and its articles that explain what curation is:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v455/n7209/

And this article:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v455/n7209/full/455047a.html

Cheers,
Chris

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Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA
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