Document Post Date
2019 Summer LTER DataBits
A full slate for the Summer 2019 Databits! Site Bytes makes a triumphant return after a long absence. There is also plenty of information on new initiatives, including upgrades to PASTA, Best Practices for using Zotero to manage bibliographic data, development of a core metabase for metadata management, a chance to catch up on a... Read more »
June 26, 2019
Information Management Committee Annual Report (2019)
Prepared by the information management committee for the 2019 LTER Science Council Meeting, May 14-16, 2019.
May 21, 2019
Personnel Update Template
Please use the attached file for submitting NEW personnel updates. Use the existing entries as a guide, but delete them prior to submission. To update existing personnel, request a current download from Marty Downs, change any incorrect information and submit the updated file. When the LDAP is updated, changes will flow down to the website... Read more »
October 30, 2018
Personnel Update Instructions
Updated August 30, 2018 Instructions: https://lternet.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Site-Personnel-List-Instructions-2018.08.30.pdf A general example template is presented here, but please request an updated personnel list from the Network Office before making major updates to site personnel -- otherwise changes made by the individual or by other sites with which they are affiliated may be lost. Template: https://lternet.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Template-LDAP-2018-08-30.xlsx
August 30, 2018
Information Management Committee Annual Report (2018)
Presented by Wade Sheldon, Information Management Committee Representative to the LTER Executive Board, May 2018
June 7, 2018
Guidelines for Website Design and Content
These website guidelines were developed by a committee composed of information managers, communications professionals, educators and investigators. They were distributed to Information Management, Education, and Communication Committees and the Science Council for comments from March 22 to May 1, 2018. Comments were addressed and guidelines were reviewed and approved by the LTER Executive Board and Science... Read more »
May 23, 2018
2018 Information Management Committee Annual Report
The annual report of the LTER Information Management Committee, presented at the 2018 Science Council Meeting, is attached.
May 4, 2018
2017 Information Management Committee Meeting Report
The 2017 LTER Information Managers Meting was held in association with the Earth Science Information Partnership meeting in Bloomington, IN. A meeting report is attached.
May 4, 2018
2018 Spring LTER Databits
The spring issue of the newly-revived DataBits is out, thanks to a reinvigorated editorial team. The full issue is available as a pdf and individual stories will also make their way onto the Network website over the next few weeks. Table of Contents Spring 2018 DataBits Featured Articles The International Long-Term Ecological Research (ILTER) Global... Read more »
March 22, 2018
Information Management System Guidelines 2018 revision
The attached LTER information management system guidelines were updated in the fall of 2017 and approved at the December 2017 Executive Board Meeting. They reflect the current state of LTER information management and the establishment of the Environmental Data Initiative.
January 29, 2018
Data Access Policy (revised 5/19/2017)

LTER Data Access Policy was revised at the 2017 Science Council Meeting to reflect new data sharing standards. 

May 27, 2017
1984 Letter from Susan Stafford to Data Management Workshop Attendees.

Letter with workshop materials from Susan Stafford to Data Management Workshop attendees. Provided by Don Henshaw AND

April 19, 2016
1983 LTER Data Management Report

Report of the first data management meeting held in 1983 at Cedar Creek. Provided by Don Henshaw at Andrews.

April 19, 2016
2015 LTER Information Management Committee Report
May 9, 2015
2014 LTER IMC Annual Meeting Report

The 2014 LTER IMC Annual Meeting was held in Copper Mountain, CO this year (July 8th ­ July 11th), in conjunction with the Federation of Earth Science and Information Partners (ESIP) summer meeting. The LTER IMC held a one day meeting on this year (July 8th) with the rest of the week open to participation in ESIP meeting activities. The LTER was well represented in the broader ESIP meeting the rest of the week, with multiple sessions led by LTER IM members covering topics both LTER­ specific and broader.

October 17, 2014
2014 Report of the LTER Spatial Data and Analysis Committee

Report of the LTER Spatial Data and Analysis Committee

April 17, 2014
2013 LTER IMC Annual Meeting Report

The annual LTER Information Managers Meeting was held July 24-25, 2013 in Fairbanks, Alaska at the University of Fairbanks, Alaska. In attendance at the meeting were representatives from 24 sites, and 3 representatives from the network office (LNO). In addition to a full 1.5-day schedule for the IMC, included in the agenda were two fields trips, an optional (23rd) tour of the Alaska Satellite Facility and an afternoon field trip (25th) to the Permafrost Tunnel Research Facility.

August 1, 2013
2013 Information Management Committee Report

2013 Information Management Committee Report

May 7, 2013
2012 Information Management Committee Annual Report
May 13, 2012
Guidelines for LTER Web Site Design and Content
This document was created by the LTER Web Site Design Working Group and reviewed
by the LTER Information Management Committee. Version 1.1. January 27, 2009
January 18, 2012
Review Criteria for LTER Information Management Systems (Version 1.1)

Reference document for formal reviews of LTER sites. Version 1.1. January 26, 2009. Created by LTER Information Managers Committee.

January 18, 2012
2011 LTER Information Managment Committee Annual Report

2011 LTER Information Managment Committee Annual Report

May 23, 2011
2010 IM Committee Meeting Website Archive

PDF of the 2010 Information Managers Committee meeting website.

April 4, 2011
2010 IM Committee Report to the EB

2010 IM Committee Report to the EB

April 29, 2010
2009 IM Committee Meeting Report

2009 IM Committee Meeting Report

April 29, 2010
Spring 2009 Information Management Committee Report

Spring 2009 Information Management Committee Report

June 15, 2009
EML Best Practices Document 2004

EML Best Practices Document from 2004 – the original document never archived has been slightly modified to fix hyperlinks and fix minor typographic errors.

April 22, 2009
2008 IM Committee Meeting Website Archive

PDF of the 2008 Information Managers Committee meeting website.

January 27, 2009
IMEXEC VTC Meeting Notes – August 2007

IMEXEC VTC Meeting Notes – August 2007

January 23, 2008
IMEXEC VTC Meeting Notes – September 2007

IMEXEC VTC Meeting Notes – September 2007

January 23, 2008
IMEXEC VTC Meeting Notes – October 2007

IMEXEC VTC Meeting Notes – October 2007

January 23, 2008
IMEXEC VTC Meeting Notes – December 2007

IMEXEC VTC Meeting Notes – December 2007

January 22, 2008
IMEXEC VTC Meeting Notes – November 2007

IMEXEC VTC Meeting Notes – November 2007

January 22, 2008
2007 IM Committee Meeting Website Archive

2007 IM Committee Meeting Website Archive

December 18, 2007
Data Access Policy Implementation RFC

This RFC#3 from Network Information System Group at LNO regarding the implementation of the LTER Network data access policy. (2007)

May 11, 2007
Fall 2006 Information Management Committee meeting report

Report of the annual LTER Information Managers Meeting on September 18-20, 2006 in Estes Park, Colorado.

January 20, 2007
Spring 2006 Information Management Committee Report

Summary of Information Managers Committee (IMC) activities since LTER CC meeting at VCR, September 2005. Prepared by IMExec 8 May 2006.

May 8, 2006
Review Criteria for LTER Information Management Systems (Version 1.0)

Reference document for formal reviews of LTER sites. April 12, 2005. Created by LTER Information Managers Committee

January 17, 2006
LTER Network Data Access Policy Revision: Report and Recommendations

James Brunt, Peter McCartney, Stuart Gage, and Don Henshaw, October 2004, in a response to a request from the LTER Network Information System Advisory Committee; Text amended April 13, 2005 to reflect approval of recommendations by the LTER CC.

November 1, 2005
Summer 2005 Information Managers Meeting Report

The annual LTER Information Managers Meeting was held August 4-7, 2005 in Montreal, Canada and was attended by representatives from 25 of the 26 sites, members of the IT group from the LTER Network Office, and IT partners ( link to participant list). The agenda included updates on current projects (items 2-6 below), working group discussions (7-13), and election of new IMExec members (14), as well as a video conference with Henry Gholz and Liz Blood at NSF. Submitted by Wade Sheldon

October 26, 2005
Fall 2005 Information Managers Committee Report

LTER Information Managers Report to the Coordinating Committee Prepared by IMExec 10 September 2005

September 12, 2005
LTER Network Data Access Policy Revision 3, Data Access Requirements, and General Data Use Agreement

PDF Version of LTER Network Data Access Policy Revision 3, Data Access Requirements, and General Data Use Agreement Revised by James Brunt, Peter McCartney, Stuart Gage, and Don Henshaw, October 2004, in response to a request from the LTER Network Information System Advisory Committee, approved by the LTER Coordinating Committee April, 2005.

June 1, 2005
LTER Network Data Access Policy 2005
This policy is retained for historical purposes. It has been replaced by 2012 and 2017 revisions to the policy.
April 6, 2005
Spring 2005 Information Management Committee Report

LTER Information Managers Report to the Coordinating Committee Prepared by IMExec 29 March 2005 Summary of Information Managers Committee (IMC) activities since LTER CC meeting at BNZ / ARC, August 2004.

March 29, 2005
2004 Information Managers Meeting Report

The annual IM meeting was held July 28-31, 2004 in Portland, Oregon and was attended by representatives from 23 of the 26 sites, members of the IT group from the LTER Network Office, and IT partners (link to participant list). The meeting agenda included presentations from recent projects (items 1-2 below), working group discussions (3-8), appointment of a new DataBits editor (9), and election of new IMExec members (10). Special emphasis was given in the meeting to the product-oriented working groups.

September 21, 2004
Fall 2004 Information Management Committee Report

The LTER Information Managers Report to the Fall 2004 Coordinating Committee meeting at Fairbanks, AK. Prepared by IMExec, 10 August 2004. Summary of activities since LTER CC meeting at SBC, April 2004.

August 10, 2004
Spring 2004 Information Management Committee Report

Spring 2004 Imformation Management Report to the LTER Coordinating Committee. Prepared by IMExec.

April 20, 2004
2003 Information Managers Meeting Report

The 2003 LTER Information Managers meeting took place on September 22, 2003, in Seattle, Washington immediately following the LTER All-Scientists Meeting (ASM). The meeting was attended by representatives from 23 LTER sites and the LTER Network Office, and 8 invited guests from NSF and other programs.

September 22, 2003
2002 Information Managers Meeting Report

LTER IM Meeting, July 11-13, Sheraton World Resort, Orlando, FL

August 13, 2002
2002 SCI2002 Meeting – IM Session Papers

2002 SCI2002 – 12 papers presented by LTER IMs in two sessions at international conference

August 1, 2002