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.