[LTER-im-rep] Poll Question concerning LTER Metacat Content and whether it should be archived and hidden during DataONE search and discovery

Margaret O'Brien margaret.obrien at ucsb.edu
Thu Nov 12 10:40:17 MST 2015

Hi Linda -
Mark and I talked about this a week or two ago. In defense of the system 
(his), archiving data from the first MN (metacat) was always planned, 
but Mark's time has been stretched a bit lately.

When we talked,  I said that I'd bring it up again with the IMC or 
imexec. IMExec meets next week. Thanks for getting the ball rolling.


Margaret O'Brien
Information Management
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Marine Science Institute, UCSB
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
805-893-2071 (voice)

On 11/12/15 7:58 AM, Linda A Powell wrote:
> Dear Information Managers,
> As some of you may know, the FCE LTER program discontinued its 
> practice of file versioning where each updated data file would be 
> given a different file name (.v1, .v2, etc.) and a new EML package 
> ID.     We initially had 525 data files that got combined into new 
> data files so our FCE data count decreased to 125 data files.  I 
> started the EML packaging ID numbers for the newly combined data files 
> at knb-lter-fce.1050 (well beyond the last package ID 
> knb-lter-fce.525) and I personally deleted all the old versioned data 
> from the LTER Metacat.  I then added the 125 new files back into the 
> Metacat and PASTA.
> Unfortunately,  those files were never really deleted from Metacat, 
> only archived, and when the Metacat files were harvested into DataONE, 
> *ALL* my files, including those I thought were ‘deleted’ and the 
> existing, were uploaded.  Now the FCE has a big mess! The old 
> 'deleted' files are listed but none of the files exist any longer so 
> the links to the data don’t work.  I’m sure the DataONE users are 
> frustrated!  There may be Metacat files that other IMs have thought 
> were deleted that are also showing up in DataONE.
> */My question to the LTER IMs is whether the content that existed in 
> the LTER Metacat should be archived and made hidden during search and 
> discovery from the DataONE infrastructure (i.e. ONEMercury, CN API, 
> etc.)? /* I've asked Mark Servilla to help with this issue and we 
> thought It would be simplest and scale economically if he could 
> perform this operation at one time and for all LTER site content as 
> opposed to performing this operation for each site independently.  Of 
> course we want input from the IMC before we move forward.
> *I’ve created a Doodle Poll (http://doodle.com/poll/uw87khqqyhhsiry5) 
> and would appreciate input from EACH of the LTER site IMs as to 
> whether the content that existed in the LTER Metacat should be 
> archived and made hidden during search and discovery from the DataONE 
> infrastructure?  Please select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. *
> Thank you in advance for your participation!
> Kindest Regards,
> Linda
> Linda Powell
> Information Manager
> Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
> OE 148, Florida International University
> University Park
> Miami, Florida 33199
> Phone (Tallahassee, FL): 850-745-0381
> Phone(Miami,FL): 305-856-0039 or  305-348-6054
> Website: http://fcelter.fiu.edu
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