Linda Powell has contributed time, during two seperate rotations, as a member of the LTER Network Information System Advisory Committee (NISAC
) and is standing
Chair of the Information Management Committee Unit Registry workgroup
. She has attended and contributed to the annual LTER
Information Managers (IM) committee meetings since 2000. She has also served as editor of the fall
2001 and spring 2002 issues of DataBits, the LTER network's electronic newsletter. Both members of
the FCE IMS team have attended workshops relating to either EML implementation or GIS.
The Excel2EML metadata converter tool and template has been made available to the LTER network and
broader ecological community via the LTER CVS repository and a download link on the FCE web site (http://fcelter.fiu.edu/data/tools/
Data contributions have been made regularly to the following LTER network databases:
1) PASTA LTER NIS 2) ClimDB, 3) SiteDB, 4) All Site Bibliography, 5) Personnel
and 6) Metacat XML database.