Timely Links

Update Network Databases

  • Site Personnel - manage site personnel contact information and site lists.
  • My Profile - manage personal contact information.
  • Site Profile - change site contacts and research site attributes.
  • Bibliography - upload and edit site bibliographic entries.
  • Climate/Hydrology - update site metadata and harvest information.
  • Email Lists - view and manage email lists for site and network.
  • Password Reset - request a password reset for access and administration.
  • Some of these links take you 'off-site' and you may have to login again.

Metacat 2 Upgrade Provides New Features and Links to DataONE

 While the Network Information System programmers have been working to get the functional prototype of PASTA finished, the DataONE developers have been upgrading Metacat to support the DataONE “Member Node” API (application programming interface). As a DataONE partner, the LTER will upgrade the current Data Catalog to use the new version of Metacat (2.0.1).

Overall, there are five updates to Metacat that will impact the LTER Data Catalog:

  1. EML display has been improved through the use of new style sheets

Video and Presentations from 2012 NSF LTER Mini-symposium now available

Video and presentations from the 2012 LTER Mini-symposium at NSF are now available for viewing. Individual talks include all slides, some of which may have been left out of the live recorded version due to variation in image capture.

PASTA Workflow Product-oriented Workshop Demos

The PASTA Workflow working group met last week to begin developing best practices for using workflows with PASTA. In addition to a draft best practices document, the group produced several screen capture demonstrations of using workflows to access and manipulate data in PASTA. View Demo Catalog

Do You Have Password Fatigue?

Last week it was revealed that a malware worm was used to siphon off  45,000 user credentials (login and password combinations) from Facebook (  Facebook credentials and Facebook profile information have already been successfully used to target user accounts of corporate and financial systems.

December 2011 NIS Update and News

Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year to all! Below, please find your monthly update of NIS development activities for December 2011.