Currently we have the following relationships:
(1) EML Datapackage
(1...n) DataTables in the Datapackage
(1) Annotation per DataTable
Option A (as is):
It is possible to have multiple Annotations per DataTable (an additional file for each annotation-datatable pair) but this is not yet implemented in the Morpho plugin.
Option B (enhancement):
Alternatively, we might want to have a single Annotation annotate multiple dataTables (one file for multiple datatable annotations). This is not yet implemented/supported in the Annotation Schema.
Updated by ben leinfelder almost 14 years ago
This notion of multiple annotations per data table came up again recently (due to a bug, actually).
I'm wondering if we should explicitly restrict having more than one annotation for any given table (so that we can immediately detect bugs like the one i found today) or if we should try to highlight the fact that you can have alternate "interpretations" on the same table.
Updated by ben leinfelder almost 13 years ago
Here's the current plan:
-only allow a single annotation per EML datapackage
-the annotation can only be updated by someone with permissions to update the EML package it is annotating.
-both Morpho and Metacat should be able to check and prevent multiple annotations be written to a shared location (metacat).
-annotations can be made locally in Morpho, but if an annotation already exists on Metacat, there will be a prompt to duplicate the EML and annotation before attempting to write them to Metacat.