Summary of the proceedings of the 2019 meeting of the full information management committee, held in conjunction with the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) annual meeting.
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 »
The annual report of the LTER Information Management Committee, presented at the 2018 Science Council Meeting, is attached.
Terms of Reference LTER Information Management Committee updated and approved by the committee April 30, 2018
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… Read more »
The attached LTER information management system guidelines were updated in the fall of 2017 and approved at the December 2017 Executive Board Meeting. They reflect the current state of LTER information management and the establishment of the Environmental Data Initiative.
The 2014 LTER IMC Annual Meeting was held in Copper Mountain, CO this year (July 8th July 11th), in conjunction with the Federation of Earth Science and Information Partners (ESIP) summer meeting. The LTER IMC held a one day meeting on this year (July 8th) with the rest of the week open to participation in ESIP meeting activities. The LTER was well represented in the broader ESIP meeting the rest of the week, with multiple sessions led by LTER IM members covering topics both LTER specific and broader.
The annual LTER Information Managers Meeting was held July 24-25, 2013 in Fairbanks, Alaska at the University of Fairbanks, Alaska. In attendance at the meeting were representatives from 24 sites, and 3 representatives from the network office (LNO). In addition to a full 1.5-day schedule for the IMC, included in the agenda were two fields trips, an optional (23rd) tour of the Alaska Satellite Facility and an afternoon field trip (25th) to the Permafrost Tunnel Research Facility.
The theme of this issue is Updating Legacy Websites, and several feature articles describe recent upgrades to LTER web sites and supporting technology. Linda Powell describes a major redesign of the FCE web site, Wade Sheldon describes the development of a web-based document and imagery archive at GCE, Hung Nguyen and Corinna Gries describe a novel approach to enhancing the effectiveness of metadata keyword searching in the CAP data catalog, and James Connors and Mason Kortz describe Application Program Interfaces designed by PAL and CCE to support web development projects.