This is the premier issue of an LTER-wide version of DATABITS. Its purpose is to disseminate information relevant to data manangement between data
managers and PI’s within the LTER network. DATABITS can only be as successful as members of the LTER community make it. If you come across a
tidbit of news, a good software package or a hardware hint that might be of some general interest, please send a paragraph or two to the editor for
inclusion in the next DATABITS.