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Spring 2010

The depth and breath of thought in the LTER IM community is once again made apparent in this latest issue of Databits. Within, you will find a discussion of the software tools being used in the cyberinfrastructure development effort by the LTER Network Office. Lynn Yarmey provides a description of the Panton Principles for open data. Two articles discuss the ideas behind, and the challenges in implementing, Drupal-based websites. Philip Tarrant shares his initial thoughts as a new LTER IM. There are reports and updates on conferences and working groups. Margaret O'Brien explains the use EML in site data catalogs. Eda Melendez-Colom reflects on the role information managers play in education outreach. Don Henshaw shares his thoughts on a recent paper on data management models. And finally there is a list of upcoming conferences and events of interest to this community.