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:
- Used directly by local site applications, or
- 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.