A redesigned personnel database will be available for all sites and the LNO to use via a web service interface.  This interface may be used for the two distinct approaches currently in use by the LTER sites:

  1. Used directly by local site applications, or
  2. Used as a target for sites doing both read and write synchronization with the network. Other elements of the NIS, including PASTA, the all-site bibliography, and the site description database, will also interact with the personnel database web services to provide context to other data and metadata.  A web-based GUI interface will be developed for site and LNO users to browse, search, and update the contents of the personnel database.