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Title Trends and transitions in information management: CWT and beyond
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The National Science Foundation's calls for increased data availability seem to grow out of the need to comply Executive Orders and White Memos related to initiatives to develop a digital government for the 21st century. This initiative emphasizes the development of architecture that allows data to be available in forms that are both freely available for human discovery and ready to be obtained in machine-readable formats. Machine-readable formats imply highly structured data sets that are congruent with the metadata describing them. For the last five years, the Coweeta LTER Information Management Office has been rebuilding our Information Management System (IMS) in a way that conformed to best practices in the IT industry. Fortunately, these practices have resulted in a system that place in an excellent position to comply with NSF's interpretations of Executive branch actions concerning the digital 21st century. The components of our IMS that manage personnel, bibliographic, and scientific data already produce highly structured metadata and data. All that remains is to more successfully populate this IMS with content and the tools for doing so are now available well. These tools are presented here.


Attrib:Chamblee, John F. 2013. Trends and transitions in information management: CWT and beyond. Presented at the CWT LTER Annual Summer Meeting, June 11, 2013. Presentation on file, CWT LTER, University of Georgia.

Key Words 21st century digital government, annual reporting, Coweeta LTER, CWT LTER, data availability, information management, National Science Foundation
File Date Jun 11, 2013 (version 1)
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