WOVOdat Database uses formats and data structure as described in WOVOdat1.0 (Venezky and Newhall, 2007) . The current version is WOVOdat2.0. The overall structure was retained from v1.0 to v2.0; most changes are in the details of parameters.
We use MySQL database system, and convert all submitted data into xml-format (WOVOml).
WOVOdat2.0 Manual (pdf)
WOVOdat2.0 Tables (online view)
Introduction to using WOVOdat (pdf)
For those from observatories willing to develop their database system using WOVOdat-like format, scripts are available here. These are basic scripts that could be used in starting database construction.
Details of data flow. From observatories submitting various data formats, through XML conversions with standardized terms, then upload and store into WOVOdat server.