DataBits: Off-Site Backups to Amazon Web Services

What would happen to your site’s data if a fire, hurricane, or ransomware tore through your campus? Veteran information manager John Porter decided that a cloud backup was a wise insurance policy.

DataBits | 2019 Summer

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The community of LTER Information managers publishes the DataBits Newsletter approximately twice a year, with updates on information activities at sites and deep dives into topics of interest to LTER and other Environmental Information Managers. In the Summer 2019 issue, Site Bytes makes a triumphant return after a long absence. There is also plenty of… Read more »

DataBits Newsletter, Summer 2019

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 »

DataBits Newsletter, Spring 2018

This issue features articles that present a wide set of themes including historical facts, a vision for collaboration strategies given new partnerships and challenges, descriptions of systems that produce EML packages to deposit data in data repositories, individual experiences of special events like the 2017 solar eclipse and a tropical hurricane, and information management post-LTER… Read more »

DataBits Newsletter, Fall 2014

Welcome to the Fall 2014 issue of Databits. The articles submitted for this issue cover a range of topics. A thought-provoking commentary presents a vision for archiving simulation model data and code – perhaps some of our readers will address current and emerging capabilities on that topic in a future issue. A guest contributor shares… Read more »

DataBits Newsletter, Spring 2014

Welcome to the Spring 2014 Issue of Databits! This issue is dominated by two major themes – the past and the future. As we experience progressive changes in information management practices and technologies there is an illusory sameness, a sense that what “is now” always was and always will be. However, as articles in this… Read more »

DataBits Newsletter, Fall 2013

Welcome to the Fall 2013 issue of Databits, which covers a variety of topics. A Commentary article gives an overview of network products, highlighting 2013 as a watershed year for the roll-out of community-developed IM tools. Several articles in this issue contain further information about these products. Two other commentaries extol the strengths of the… Read more »

DataBits Newsletter, Spring 2013

It’s a busy time for LTER information managers, as the 21 articles from 27 authors in this Spring 2013 issue of Databits can attest. We have an astounding number of workshop reports and announcements and network working group project updates this time, running from information management systems to sensor networks to GIS to NIS components…. Read more »

DataBits Newsletter, Fall 2012

In the Fall 2012 DataBits issue we feature articles related to sensor networks as a follow-up to the SensorNIS workshop held at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest LTER in New Hampshire on October 25-27, 2011. We use this opportunity to present articles that discuss 1) progress made on sensor site establishment including types of sensors, sensor… Read more »

DataBits Newsletter, Spring 2012

The Spring 2012 issue of Databits is focused on highlighting geospatial activities at both individual and cross-site scales, as well as identifying resources to help manage the large collections of GIS and imagery data at LTER sites. The Information Management GIS working group provides updates on their recent workshops and their 2 cross-site projects: LTERMaps… Read more »