Margaret O’Brien (UCSB, EDI) and John Porter (Virginia Coastal LTER) co-organized a workshop at the 2018 LTER ALL Scientists’ Meeting (Pacific Grove, CA, 30 September – 4 October 2018) on “Dataset annotation in EML 2.2”. You can find Margaret’s presentation slides here.
Colin Smith (UW-Madison, EDI Information Manager) presented a poster on EDI’s “Data Curation and Publication Services for Ecologists” at the 2018 LTER ALL Scientists’ Meeting (Pacific Grove, CA, 30 September – 4 October 2018). The pdf of the poster is available here.
The LTER Information Management Committee (IMC) has created a significant knowledge base, and made it available through its website, http://im.lternet.edu. That website is being reorganized, and many of its general data management resources are being migrated to other locations, most notably, to EDI (https://environmentaldatainitiative.org/resources/). One of these which is used both within and beyond the LTER is the EML Best Practices recommendations; Version 1 was released in 2005, and a much-expanded Version 2 in 2011. Version 3 was released in 2017 by EDI, with a simple goal: to generalize it for a broader community, while still acknowledging the LTER IMC as its originators. The Version 3 draft was circulated within the LTER’s best practices mailing list, and comments incorporated. Continue reading “EML Best Practices V.3”