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Lessons learned from the projectDB workshops

Issue: 
Spring 2009

- Margaret O’Brien (SBC)

14 Quotes on "Simplicity" by the Greatest Thinkers of All Time.

Issue: 
Fall 2008

"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." ~ Hans Hofmann

"The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials." ~ Lin Yutang

"There is no greatness where there is no simplicity." ~ Leo Tolstoy

"Simplicity, carried to an an extreme, becomes elegance." ~ Jon Franklin

"The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply." ~ Kahlil Gibran

"It is proof of high culture to say the greatest matters in the simplest way." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whirlwind Tour of Digital Curation in the UK

Issue: 
Fall 2008

Karen Baker (CCE/PAL

IMs from the file and server rooms, and to the home office and beyond: Reporting our experiences with video-teleconferencing...

Issue: 
Fall 2008

IMs from the file and server rooms, and to the home office and beyond:  Reporting our experiences with video-teleconferencing and telecommuting.

Linda Powell (FCE), Nicole Kaplan (SGS), James Williams (LNO)

Information scientists have managed information and data over the past several decades on medium ranging from field notebooks to virtual servers, and in file cabinets to service oriented architecture. 

Data Quality: Yet Another Chapter in the Metadata Story

Issue: 
Spring 2008

Lynn Yarmey, CCE-LTER & PAL-LTER

Preservation Metadata: Another Chapter in the Metadata Story

Issue: 
Spring 2008

Lynn Yarmey, CCE-LTER & PAL-LTER

Big Science and Local Meetings

Issue: 
Spring 2008

Karen Baker1 and Sabine Grabner2

1 PAL-LTER and CCE-LTER 2 MCR-LTER, Austria UAppSci

Arrangements that enhance collaboration are critical to enhancing the geographically distributed work environment of LTER information managers. Given a data environment filled with short-term deadlines in terms of both field data acquisition as well as digital systems providing data access and networked data sharing, long-term planning through new organizational mechanisms may ease the burden of planning for information exchange.

Making Sense of Collaboration Software

Issue: 
Spring 2008

James W Brunt, LTER Network Office

Using Xen and VMWare to Manage Virtual Machines: A New User’s Saga

Issue: 
Spring 2008

John Porter, VCR-LTER

When is a computer not a computer, but really a bunch of computers? Answer: when it’s running virtualization software. Each "virtual machine" runs its own operating system and can be rebooted independently of the other virtual machines running on the same host. I had several reasons for wanting to explore virtual machines.

Kind Thoughts on Joint Projects of the LTER

Issue: 
Fall 2007

- Barrie Collins (CWT)

Note: The thoughts and opinions expressed in the following article are offered as such and discussion, insights, and disagreement (especially disagreement) are welcomed. I offer these words as much as a philosophical program as anything. Errors and omissions are my responsibility only.

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