Case Studies of Ecological Integrative Information Systems: The Luquillo and Sevilleta Information Management Systems

TitleCase Studies of Ecological Integrative Information Systems: The Luquillo and Sevilleta Information Management Systems
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSan Gil, I, White, AF, Eda C. Melendez-Colom, Vanderbilt, K
EditorSánchez-Alonso, S, Athanasiadis, IN
Book TitleMetadata and Semantic Research
Series TitleCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume108
Pagination18-35
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISBN Number978-3-642-16552-8
Accession NumberLUQ.1046
KeywordsDrupal Content Management System, Metadata Editor, Metadata Management Sytem
Abstract

The thirty-year-old United States Long Term Ecological Research Network has developed extensive metadata to document their scientific data. Standard and interoperable metadata is a core component of the data-driven analytical solutions developed by this research network Content management systems offer an affordable solution for rapid deployment of metadata centered information management systems. We developed a customized integrative metadata management system based on the Drupal content management system technology. Building on knowledge and experience with the Sevilleta and Luquillo Long Term Ecological Research sites, we successfully deployed the first two medium-scale customized prototypes. In this paper, we describe the vision behind our Drupal based information management instances, and list the features offered through these Drupal based systems. We also outline the plans to expand the information services offered through these metadata centered management systems. We will conclude with the growing list of participants deploying similar instances.

URLhttp://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-16552-8_3
DOI10.1007/978-3-642-16552-8_3