International Virtual Observatory Alliance
The Registry of Registries refers to a service maintained by the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) via the Resource Registry Working Group that provides a mechanism for IVOA-compliant registries to learn about each other. More specifically, it is itself a compliant publishing registry which contains copies of the resource descriptions for all IVOA Registries that wish to share its records in the registry network. It can also maintain and export various other resource records that describes IVOA infrastructure, most notably IVOA standards. This document describes how the Registry of Registries is populated with records--in particular, how a curator can register a new publishing registry--and how other full harvesting records can discover new registries to harvest from.
This is an IVOA Note expressing suggestions from and opinions of the authors.
It is intended to share best practices, possible approaches, or other perspectives on interoperability with the Virtual Observatory. It should not be referenced or otherwise interpreted as a standard specification.