FCE Information Management System Metadata
The FCE IMS has fully adopted the LTER network metadata standard Ecological Metadata
Language (EML) version 2.1.0. FCE public data and EML documents are
ingested into the LTER network PASTA system. A two-part tool called Excel2EML
developed by the IMS group to facilitate metadata collection. Researchers are able
to enter metadata into an MS Excel spreadsheet and submit the information together
with their data. The information manager then converts the MS Excel spreadsheet
into a valid EML XML document using a Perl application.