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Donate to the Publications Database

Another section covers the PERMANENT Publications Database.

If you donate some time and effort to the publications database, you will also build up your own knowledge of space resources.

Alternatively, you could just donate some money, which would help us pay for programming improvements as well as purchasing paper copies of publications which are not available online.

We are very open to collaboration and sharing with other companies and organizations.

Work Tasks

A typical volunteer would choose a category, or a set of related categories, to take responsibility for.

Tasks include:

  • Reviewing individual publications, then updating the database record for each.
    • Add any useful comments to the Comments section below the record for each publication.
    • Edit the summary if appropriate. (Many just quoted the author's abstract. Maybe add a reduced summary at the top.)
    • Fill in some missing database fields, and correct any others which are wrong or lacking.
    • Suggest any more existing Categories which the publication should be cross-referenced to (see Categories Notes).
    • Suggest any additional Categories which we should add to our categorization tree (subcategories within your category, or outside ones).
    • Edit each category description. Help refine one's category area.
    • Note any additional publications in the References section of each paper, for possibly finding and adding to the database.
  • Reviewing the categorization tree, and suggesting any additions or changes.
  • Searching for missing publications which are relevant. (Many are references cited within publications already in our database.)
    • Enter the reference into the database.
    • Search the web for the title. If a digital copy can be found, add a link to it. Also, download it and add it to our LAN library.
  • Research the authors of publications. Contact them.
    • Request a copy of any missing publications.
    • Request their CV and details on their interests and that of their company, for putting into the People and Organizations Database.
    • Inform them about our project in case they wish to participate.

If this is something you would like to do, then please follow these steps: > Please DONATE or Contribute > Publications database

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Reasons to do something yourself:

  • It will help save life on our special planet -- be part of the solution in your generation.
  • It will create and secure a better future for your children and grandchildren.
  • It could be an interesting, cool, and a fun adventure for your life!

You can join us and volunteer to help out,

... or ...

If you're short on time, you can just donate by seeing our donate page, or contact Mark Prado via his personal website at

If you really much prefer to send by cryptocurrency, then you can donate into a wallet of any of our cryptocoins, though this is our least preferable way to receive donations ..., so please donate this way only if it's really much more convenient or feasible for you. The wallets are included in my cryptocoin critiques opinion page.

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PERMANENT needs a PHP / MySQL (actually, MariaDB) programmer. Are you a PHP / MySQL programmer interested in getting into space development as a career, or already working in space development? Or do you know somebody else who might be interested?

This is a volunteer, unpaid role at this point in time. A limited paid role would be considered on a tight budget, such as for at least bug fixing with some minor improvements, and/or a security review of our code before it goes online publicly. If you or one of your friends or associates may be interested, please send an email to spaceprogrammer at ... of course this domain.

To get updates on PERMANENT (occasional, not frequent), get on our mailing list.

For general or specific e-mail regarding PERMANENT, please use our Feedback page.

Leave information about yourself in our people, companies, and organizations database.

If you are interested in hiring our expertise, anywhere in the world, please contact us.
We have people in the USA and Thailand, and can travel or consult by internet.
You can call anytime, 24/7, at +66-8-1135-7977

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