Document Post Date
2007.03.07-09 Executive Board Meeting Notes

Minutes of the LTER Executive Board Meeting, Arlington, VA, March 7-9 2007 discussions included 1. Introductions and attendees (Waide). Attendees included all members of the Executive Board (except Phil Robertson, Morgan Grove, and Berry Lyons) as well as Henry Gholz, Phil Taylor, Penny Firth, and Alan Tessier from NSF and Peter Arzberger from the LTER National Advisory Board. 2. Announcements. 3. ISSE update (Scott Collins) 4. Conversations with Henry Gholz, Penny Firth, and Phil Taylor (Waide) 5. Discuss what we report to the National Advisory Board on the 8th in the afternoon.

March 9, 2007
2007.01.23 Executive Board Meeting Notes

Minutes of the Executive Board Video Teleconference January 23, 2007 11:00-1:00 pm EST –

January 23, 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
2006.12.05 Executive Board Meeting Notes

Minutes fronm the December 2006 meeting of the LTER Executive Board

December 5, 2006
Fall 2006 Science Council meeting minutes

Report of the minutes of the LTER Science Council meeting on September 23, 2006.

November 13, 2006
LTER DataBits Fall 2006

Featured in this issue: This issue of Databits follows the September, 2006 LTER Information Managers’ Meeting in Estes Park, Colorado. The IM meeting was held in conjunction with the LTER All Scientists’ Meeting and included a number of Information Managers from around the world. In recent years, there has been an emphasis on establishing relationships among members of the International LTER community. This issue of Databits reflects this initiative with contributions from several ILTER participants.

September 23, 2006
2006.09 Executive Board Meeting Notes

Final version of EB September 2006 meeting minutes. September 20, 2006

September 20, 2006
2006.09 Executive Board Meeting Notes (VTC)

Minutes for meeting of executive board discussing new bylaws, transition, etc. September 8, 2006.

September 8, 2006
Spring 2006 International Committee Report

US-LTER International Committee Report to the LTER Coordinating Committee, Spring 2006 meeting May 15, 2006 Prepared by Patrick Bourgeron and Steve Hamburg for the US-LTER International Committee

May 30, 2006
Graduate Student Committee Report Spring 2006

Graduate Student Committee Report at the CC meeting, Cedar Creek, Minnesota, May 16, 2006 Submitted: May 11, 2006

May 30, 2006
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
Spring 2006 Education Committee Report

Report of Activities of the LTER Executive Education Committee May 2006. Submitted by: M. Elser (CAP LTER), Education Committee co-chair.

May 4, 2006
LTER DataBits Spring 2006

Featured in this issue: Welcome to a robust issue of the Spring 2006 DataBits’!!! We had many submittals this issue and the articles really show the diversity of this group. We hope you have as much fun reading this issue as we did putting it together. As many of the LTER sites have EML documents being generated, the focus of the IM community has shifted from generating EML to working with EML. There is a series of four articles in this issue of DataBits’ that explore multiple approaches with differing timeframes that IM’s are developing that will lead to better data discovery within EML.

April 23, 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
LTER DataBits Fall 2005

Featured in this issue: After most of the LTER sites have produced their Ecological Metadata Language (EML) packages up to Level 3, the subject still occupies a main line in our agendas. Not only do we want to share our methods to achieve this task with other communities, but we want to study the lessons that have we learned in the process.

September 23, 2005
Fall 2005 Education Committee Report

Education Committee Report to the Coordinating Committee. September 2005. Submitted Robert Bohanan

September 19, 2005
Fall 2005 Information Managers Committee Report

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

September 12, 2005
Graduate Student Committee Report Fall 2005

LTER Graduate Committee Chair Report CC meeting Fall 2005 Submitted by Chelsea Crenshaw and Tiffany Troxler Gann

September 8, 2005
Draft Prospectus for LTER Children’s Book Series

Draft title for series: The Schoolyard Series of NSF’s Long Term Ecological Research Network. Identifies the major LTER network themes for development in the children’s book series.

September 6, 2005
LTER Children’s Book Series: Education Outreach Guidelines

Description of how to use LTER Children’s Book Series in the classroom.

September 6, 2005
2005 Publications Committee Report

Publications Committee Report Fall 2005. Committee: Phil Robertson (chair), Alan Knapp, Dave Foster, John Magnuson, Thomas McOwiti

September 6, 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 International Committee Report

US-LTER International Committee Report to the LTER Coordinating Committee, Spring 2005 meeting 30 March 2005 Prepared by Patrick Bourgeron for the US-LTER International Committee

March 30, 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
Graduate Student Committee Report Spring 2005

Graduate Student Committee Report at CC meeting, Key Largo, FL, April 6-7, 2005. Submitted: March 24, 2005

March 24, 2005
LTER DataBits Spring 2005

Featured in this issue: Following years of efforts in developing a Network Information System (NIS), LTER information managers report on two of its completed components: CLIMDB/HYDRODB and Network All-Site Bibliography. More recently, the LTER sites started the process of exporting their metadata databases into Ecological Metadata Language (EML), a metadata specification developed by the ecology discipline and for the ecology discipline (http://knb.ecoinformatics.org/software/eml/).

March 22, 2005
2004 Presentation: Collaborative LTER Research in the Baltic Region

Presentation by Brian Kloeppel, Coweeta LTER, University of Georgia, October 15, 2004.

October 15, 2004
2004 Presentation: International LTER Network – An Overview

Presentation by Brian Kloeppel, Coweeta LTER, University of Georgia, October 14, 2004.

October 14, 2004
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
LTER DataBits Fall 2004

Linda Powell describes new IM System tools at FCE LTER. Dan Higgins and Matt Jones explain the Kepler system for scientific workflows. Teresa Valentine introduces the Watershed DB. Also, EML in Latin America and new forest service database.

September 16, 2004
Education Committee Report Fall 2004

The LTER Education Committee Report to the Fall 2004 Coordinating Committee meeting at Fairbanks, AK. Submitted by Robert Bohanan, Committee Chair, 18 August 2004.

August 18, 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
Fall 2004 International Committee Report

The LTER – US International Committee Report to the Fall 2004 Coordinating Committee meeting at Fairbanks, AK. Prepared by Steven Hamburg, August 2004.

August 10, 2004
LTER DataBits Spring 2004

John Porter talks about the latest regarding the National Environmental Observatory Network (NEON) program. Jonathan Walsh shares his experience at the Web Services Workshop (February 2-5, 2004). Karen Baker, Shaun Haber, and Marshall White discuss the Postnuke Portal Software.

June 28, 2004
Graduate Committee Report Spring 2004

LTER Graduate Committee Chair Report CC meeting, Spring 2004. Submitted by Tiffany Troxler Gann and Robert Daoust

April 27, 2004
Education Committee Report Spring 2004

Spring 2004 Education Committee Report to the LTER Coordinating Committee. Submitted by Robert Bohanan, Education Committtee Chair.

April 26, 2004
Spring 2004 Information Management Committee Report

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

April 20, 2004
LTER DataBits Fall 2003

Featured in this issue: Theresa Valentine and Don Henshaw discuss their approach to the marriage of tabular and spatial data at the Andrews LTER. Barrie Collins gives his take on ArcIMS, ESRI, and his management philosophy. We are exposed to adding internet spatial visualization to environmental projects when Peter McCartney discusses three internet map applications produced by The Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Also in this issue a move towards maximizing the spatial aspect of the LTER Network is taken with a new Network-wide survey.

September 26, 2003
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
LTER DataBits Spring 2003

Featured in this issue: Matt Jones explains the grid computing concept and describes a major new grid computing initiative for ecologists; Bill Michener fleshes out the context of that initiative with a sketch of SEEK, a wide-reaching grant for information technology in ecology. Peter Arzberger and others give us an insider’s look at an international grid computing effort for environmental science. Chad Berkley and Peter McCartney bring us up to date on the latest tools for doing ecology on the grid.

May 1, 2003
LTER DataBits Fall 2002

Featured in this issue are two articles about wireless technology, a description of a minimalist approach to creating dynamic web pages to display database content, and a discussion about the implementation of ArcIMS by a seasoned ArcIMS user. Other articles describe the innovative GCE Matlab Toolbox and the future of the All-Site Bibliography.

November 25, 2002
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
Education Committee Report Spring 2002

Report from the LTER Education Committee Spring 2002

May 1, 2002
2002 Publications Committee Report

Status of LTER Synthesis Efforts, including OUP Books, April, 2002: Brief overview of volumes in the LTER Network: This is a farewell address from your Publications Committee chair. I have enjoyed working with the committee over the past five years.

April 23, 2002
Graduate Student Committee Report Spring 2002

Graduate Student Committee Annual Report April 17, 2002 Robert J. Daoust and Jennifer W. Edmonds Co-chairs. Since the last Co-ordinating Committee meeting, held in Tempe, we have successfully created an Official Guide for Graduate Student Site Representatives in the USA LTER Network.

April 17, 2002
LTER DataBits Spring 2002

Ecological Metadata Language (EML): Augmenting Research Tools and Capabilities, a quick introduction to Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT), a review of software tools for working with Extensible Markup Language (XML), an article on metadata management and what role Morpho and Metacat could play in an overall information management strategy at a LTER site, a review of several Email client applications, and an article about using the LTER LDAP Server.

April 17, 2002