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.