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 Network
  • eLTER Information System – a European contribution to share scientific data from long term ecosystem research in Europe

USA Guest Section

  • The red thread of long-term networked information management re-imagined for LTAR

USA Section

  • A history of LTER Information Management Committee (IMC) Meetings: venues and participation
  • Baltimore Ecosystem Study Metadata Management Facility
  • Hello from the BLE LTER Information Manager
  • Postgres, EML and R in a data management workflow
  • The EML Assembly Line: A Metadata Generation Tool for Data Providers in the Ecological Sciences
  • The Environmental Data Initiative – the first 1.5 Years Supporting LTER Information Managers


  • A Message from IMEXEC: where we have been and where we are going
  • A survival kit for the shadows of a natural disaster
  • Duration of LTER Datasets
  • Total Eclipse of the Sun at the Andrews Forest
  • Visions of LTER IM: A Discussion at the 2017 Meeting

Good Reads

  • The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship