Luquillo Information Management System (LUQ-IMS)
Policies, Acknowledgement and Guidelines. This section includes the Data Access Policies containing the protocols to release data gathered with the funding of the LTER program, and also the forms to request these data when not accessible online or when special transformations of the data are requested (e.g., summaries). A copy of the paragraph to acknowledge the NSF support funded in any way by current and future LTER grants and the acknowledgement for the use of the data for all publications or any other purpose is also included in this section. The Guidelines and Documentation Form section consists of a copy of the documentation (metadata) form that must be filed along with a data set. The guidelines document contain all the information needed by the investigator to perform this essential task.
A Statement to Share
As we go back in time, we have documented our plans and actions as we presented them to others: to our co-workers (at ITES-UPR), to our LUQ scientists, to our IM peers and to other scientific communities. We have worked with scientific and information managers communities of other Latin American Countries (Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama) and as far as Asia (Taiwan-Malaysia). All these collaborations have served us not only to spread the LTER seed of collaboration and sharing but to broaden our vision of what a good information management system is. Most of all it has given us the right perspective and motivation: we are doing all this work for the sake of our Planet, and ultimately for the sake of Humanity.
Eda C. Melendez Colom - 2012
IM Vision Statement
Vision. LUQ Information Management perspective of reality is that the world is an embroidery of information (data and metadata). Each set of information describes one or many components of our planet. As each piece is described independently, other pieces are interlaced into the view of many others.