Scientists and Information Managers have worked together to provide the foundations to make LTER data accessible. The nascent LTER Network Information System (NIS), or as we call it, “The LTER Data Co-op”, will open for business in December 2012 with core functionality provided by the Provenance Aware Synthesis Tracking Architecture (PASTA). The shareholders in the Co-op, that is, data producers, managers, users, and invited members of the broader scientific community will have the opportunity during this meeting to see how to access reliable, quality checked data from within the PASTA data warehouse. Ways to utilize that data in synthesis activities benefiting the larger ecological community will also be covered during the meeting. PASTA-based services, including data package evaluation and harvesting, data discovery, event subscription management, access to provenance metadata, and data use reporting, are combined as a suite of browser-based tools found on the LTER NIS Data Portal website. This workshop will demonstrate the efficacy of these tools for the LTER community - presenters will show how (1) data producers can evaluate their data package prior to harvesting into PASTA; (2) data packages are discovered via browsing and/or search tools; (3) derived data may be generated when a data package insert or update event occurs (synthesis activity); (4) provenance metadata can be generated for derived data packages; and (5) data package use information is viewed by a contributor.
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Longs Peak - Granite Pass (85)