2007/08/29

The Registry is a mess...

I have been playing with the Virtual Observatory Registy lately. For my own research, I am trying to find out what registry entries have redshifts...
Since most VO entries should have UCDs, one might think that just by searching the UCDs I could have that answer...
Well, the registry is not really keeping track of good vs bad datasets and so it turns out to be rather useless for this purpose. There are > 13000 "tabular" resources alone...

The VO really need to get data curation at the top of the list of things it MUST do quickly.