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

  • Inigo San Gil
  • Marshall White
  • Eda Melendez
  • Kristin Vanderbilt
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 108)


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.


Metadata Management Sytem Metadata Editor Drupal Content Management System 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Inigo San Gil
    • 1
  • Marshall White
    • 1
  • Eda Melendez
    • 2
  • Kristin Vanderbilt
    • 3
  1. 1.LTER Network OfficeUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Luquillo Experimental Forest LTERUniversity of Puerto RicoPuerto Rico
  3. 3.Sevilleta LTERUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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