Obscore 1.1 Erratum 4: Pin VODataService citation for data_rights to VODataService 1.1

Author: Markus Demleitner

Date last changed: 2023-10-10

Date accepted: 2023-11-10


The obscore standard has an optional field data_rights, which indicates access modalities of the dataset described by an obscore row. The possible values were (notionally) taken from what the Registry had at that point, the rights field in VODataService's service-like types, which also used to define the meaning of the allowed terms public, secure, and proprietary.

Meanwhile, on the resource level (i.e., the Registry), this vocabulary proved to be insufficient, which is why in VODataService 1.2 rights is now a free text. Since obscore's citation "Plante et al, 2010" points to the URI http://www.ivoa.net/Documents/latest/VODataService/, which, if it existed, would currently yield version 1.2 of VODataService, the reference to the definitions of these terms is now at least semi-dangling. The erratum clarifies the situation.

Erratum Content

In ObsCore 1.1,

(1) replace the content of section B 4.4 with:

This parameter allows operators to state the availability of a dataset. Possible values are: public, secure, or proprietary as defined in VODataService 1.1 (Plante et al. 2010), sect. 3.1.1.

(2) In the References section, replace the reference starting with «Plante, and al. “VODataService…» with:

Plante, R., Stébé, A., Benson, K., Dowler, P., Graham, M., Greene, G., Harrison, P., Lemson, G., Linde, T. and Rixon, G. (2010), ‘VODataService: a VOResource Schema Extension for Describing Collections, Services Version 1.1’, IVOA Recommendation 02 December 2010, arXiv:1110.0516. http://doi.org/10.5479/ADS/bib/2010ivoa.spec.1202P

Impact Assessment

This change has no operational impact whatsoever. It only serves to make the text more accessible to implementors.

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