482Re: VSX and data publication
- Jun 17, 2008Has there been any progress on publishing the new discoveries entered
into VSX? James last raised the subject back in December and I don't
recall reading any update since then.
--- In email@example.com, arne <arne@...> wrote:
> James Bedient wrote:
> > There has been a lot of discussion about how to disseminate the
> > results placed in VSX, and this seemed to me to be seen as
> > to the viability of VSX.
> > Has there been any progress on this front? Any plans in the
> > I'd like to make my own suggestion, and that's an electronic
> > Supplement to JAAVSO. Establish it as a web-only HTML
> > not open to submissions other than new variables, improved
> > types, periods, etc. via VSX. Publish it once a quarter, have it
> > fully indexed in SIMBAD and ADS, with everyone who submits
> > information as co-authors. I'm starting to think that this may
> > only way to keep VSX viable as the master database we all think it
> > should be.
> > Another issue is that we need to get VSX IDs into SIMBAD.
> We are working on it, really. Unfortunately, at the current time
> everything falls into one person's lap, and until we solve that
> things must wait. This is an internal situation that does not need
> public airing, and we're just making slower headway that I'd like.
> The same goes for VSX publication. Remember that, right at the
> beginning of the new star submission wizard, we specifically state
> submitting new stars does not consitute publication, nor should you
> that any supporting datafiles will be archived. Even so, my goals
are to have
> lists published in JAAVSO, and to get cross-linking with Simbad, by
> mid-summer so that we have a full year of visibility before the IAU
> meeting. I think there will be some interesting variable star
> proposals at that meeting, and want the AAVSO and VSX to be properly
> positioned. Everything else relating to this is politics, and I'm
> not going to say more on a public discussion group.
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