Web Services Working Group Product-Oriented Working Group Support Request and Statement of Work Summary Statement The Web Services Working Group (WSWG) was established at the 2009 IMC meeting in response to a recognized need for guidelines in implementing a web service-oriented architecture in the LTER Network Information System. The WSWG has also been tasked by LNO and IMExec with exploring possible redevelopment paths for network resources, including the personnel, all-site bibliography, and site description databases. In order to meet both of these needs, the WSWG proposes that it be funded as a product-oriented working group to design and develop an updated, web service-enabled version of the LNO personnel database.
1)Development of a MySQL database that stores personnel data, including identity, role, site affiliation, and contact information.
2)Development of an XML schema for exchanging personnel information between computers.
3)Development of a REST web service interface that allows reading and writing of personnel information, as well as ancillary information such as lists of sites and role types, using the XML schema described above.
4)Development of a graphical web interface that sends GET requests to the web service described above and displays the results in human‐readable HTML format, allowing searching on name, site, role, and active/inactive status.
5)Development of a graphical web interface that sends PUT and POST requests to the web service described above, allowing addition and updating of personnel.
6)Development of XLS documents that transform documents in the XML schema described above into various human‐readable HTML formats.