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A useable simulation model archive: Does it really exist?

Issue: 
Fall 2014

Mark E. Harmon, Richardson Chair and Professor, Department of Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 97331
Edward B. Rastetter, Senior Scientist, The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, 02543

LTER Information Management– Past, Present and Future – a Rough Timeline

Issue: 
Spring 2014

John Porter (VCR)

In considering where LTER Information Management is going, it is valuable to think a bit about where it has been.

When LTER started:

Reading the bones: a few thoughts about the future of research information management

Issue: 
Spring 2014

 James Brunt (LNO)

“Where the hell’s my flying car?” - Steve Earle - from 21st Century Blues“

The Future of Archiving (Research) Data

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Spring 2014

Ryan Raub (CAP)

 

Efficient Data Curation with the EML Congruence Checker

Issue: 
Fall 2013

Margaret O'Brien (SBC)

First envisioned at the ASM in 2009 and in production for a year now, the EML congruence checker is paying off. It’s something we can point to proudly as a Network: a tool that make data curation more efficient and helps ensure higher quality at all sites.

Network Information Management Products Roll Out in 2013

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Fall 2013

John Chamblee (CWT) and Philip Tarrant (CAP)

Chamblee and Tarrant are the Co-Chairs of LTER Information Management Committee

Understanding the True Cost of LTER Information Management

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Fall 2013

Philip Tarrant (CAP)

My Experiences as a Participant in the Sensor Training Workshop

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Spring 2013

Fox Peterson (AND)

I Was Told There Would Be Cake

Issue: 
Spring 2013

Kali Abel

Editor's note: Kali Abel runs a small data management company based in Alaksa named Turnagain Consulting.  As a fellow data afficianado we have invited Kali to submit content to this issue of Databits, both as an introduction as well as to provide the perspective of outside commentary. 

That, in a nutshell, is quite possibly how I become a data manager.

Targeted searches with EML and LTER Controlled Vocabulary

Issue: 
Fall 2012

Margaret O'Brien (SBC)

This essay will illustrate one way in which these two structures - EML datasets and our SKOS vocabulary - can be used together right now to further improve a user’s experience when looking for LTER data. The examples here could be implemented in our current catalog; they do not require PASTA. Definitions for terms can be found at the end of this essay.

 

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