The role of an information manager at an LTER site can vary immensely depending on how large and well-resourced the site is and how the site is situated within the larger organization. In rare cases, an LTER information manager may be responsible only for data documentation and curation. More often, the information manager is also responsible for maintaining websites and image archives, creating systems for deploying sensors and maintaining geographic information, coding repetitive analyses, and training graduate students and other researchers on best practices.
The LTER Network maintains a GitHub organization for sharing resources that are relevant to LTER data management. Many aspects of these resources are relevant to labs and individuals working to improve their data management practices. Visit LTER GitHub.
Active documents and meeting notes that are relevant mainly to LTER Information Managers are maintained on a shared google drive. If you are an LTER information manager and do not have access to the google drive, please contact the LTER Network Office to obtain access.
Information Managers Watercooler September 11, 202312:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Information Managers Virtual Watercooler offers a way for all LTER information managers to share best practices, make decisions that require input from the entire committee and learn about new developments in the field and the organization.
All LTER Information managers are welcome. Others are welcome as well. Please contact email@example.com or any LTER information manager for connection details.
IM Executive Team Meeting September 18, 202312:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Information Management Committee Executive Team meets monthly and is responsible for tracking working group progress, liasing with the Environmental Data Initiative, the LTER Executive Board, the LTER Network Office, and developing agendas for the IM Virtual watercoolers.