(Requirement) Web presence to provide publicly accessible information about the project
DataONE is a high profile project that has the potential to influence a very large audience. As such, it is beneficial to provide a resource where the public (i.e. non-authenticated users) can discover information about the project, see updated news items and generally keep informed about project progress and activities.
DataONE provides infrastructure for the community so it is useful to help the community keep informed about the cool stuff we're doing.
- events and news are advertised on the web site
- mechanisms are provided for subscribing to notifications (feeds, email)
- some measurement of community awareness increases over the life of the project.