FEMC (Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative) - was VMC Vermont Monitoring Cooperative
Jim Duncan from VMC contacted us via the "Contact Us" page inquiring about participation with DataONE. See meeting notes from 11 Jan 2017 for summary: https://epad.dataone.org/pad/p/VMC_and_DataONE
"The mission of the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative is to serve Vermont through improved understanding of long-term trends, annual conditions, and interdisciplinary relationships of the physical, chemical, and biological components of forested ecosystems in Vermont.
The VMC also promotes the efficient coordination of multi-disciplinary environmental monitoring and research activities among federal, state, university, and private-sector agencies with common interests in the long-term health, management, and protection of Vermont's forested ecosystems."
#2 Updated by Monica Ihli over 5 years ago
The server VMC is using is managed by the institution's central IT department. As of now, GMN has successfully been installed on CentOS 7: https://dataone.uvm.edu/mn/v2. This is presently a standalone installation, and will remain so until the adapter integration between their repository and GMN has been fully developed and tested.
#4 Updated by Laura Moyers over 5 years ago
- NodeIdentifier changed from urn:node:VMC to urn:node:FEMC
- Assignee changed from Laura Moyers to Monica Ihli
- Software stack set to GMN
VMC has broadened its scope to include state forestry resources/managers from neighboring states and will be known as the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC). Note node ID change from urn:node:VMC to urn:node:FEMC
FEMC uses EML as their metadata standard.
Jim and Mike are beginning work on the GMN adapter; next meeting 1 May.
#7 Updated by Laura Moyers over 5 years ago
Jim provided this status update 22 June:
I just wanted to provide a status update to the whole group. Mike and Monica have been making headway on the URL endpoints and setting up our adapter, and will be having another round of work very soon. I don’t think we need to set up call immediately, I am hopeful that we will have something workable to show before the July 4 holiday, after which it would be great to talk again.
There was a bit of a problem getting access to the FEMC endpoints earlier in the month, but Monica and Mike/Jim were able to sort this out.
#13 Updated by Laura Moyers about 5 years ago
- File Member_Node_Description_Form_FEMC_JD.pdf added
Removed poorly formatted MNDD, added updated MNDD.
Notes from UTK DataONE meeting 8/22/17:
Scheduled working meeting for 8/23 of this week to upgrade GMN software and review the status of their data exposure endpoint. FEMC has an internal deadline of mid-September to have a DataONE MN in production. This is possible, but iffy. The plan is still to upgrade the FEMC GMC to 2.3.5 before integrated testing.
#14 Updated by Monica Ihli about 5 years ago
ABOUT RESTFUL ENDPOINTS
This operates in two parts. First there is an endpoint which presents the identifiers which have changed since a point in time. Then these identifiers are fed into a 2nd endpoint which can be used to retrieve the metadata object for that specific set of identifiers.
The first endpoint for records changed is of the following format:
will return values such as:
Which may then be used in the following way as:
Such as for the above example:
The result of the specific record request will be a science metadata xml file returned.
#18 Updated by Monica Ihli about 5 years ago
The build of metadata records from data in the native system was using an outdated algorithm which, among other issues, prefixed the eml namespace to all elements. This invalidated the xml document. An updated script for generating eml documents has been applied. There may still be a few invalid documents to look out for here or there to look out for with small errors.
FEMC system permits researchers to temporarily set an existing data set to be private. They are concerned as to how this will be handled in DataONE. They don't want to archive it yet because something can't be unarchived once that is done.
Use .update() to remove public access rule from system metadata to create outcome of privacy. Add a status to the FEMC endpoint which lists altered records to identify appropriate action. This could also provide a tidy way of identifying if a record has been deleted /archived in your system so that DataONE knows to archive it on our copy as well. For example:
An important consideration is to ensure that, if a metadata record changes between the time it is set to private through removal of access rules and the time the author wants it to go public again, we must make sure to execute an update() instead of just .updateSystemMetadata()
#20 Updated by Monica Ihli about 5 years ago
- FEMC has acquired their Stage DataONE test certificate/key.
- New certificate are installed and CRUD tests done.
- Adapter has been developed ( https://github.com/DataONEorg/SlenderNodes/tree/master/femc)
- Adapter is installed on FEMC MN server and cron setup for 3 hour intervals. Testing is in progress. The node operator will wait for initial load to complete and then will manipulate some test records so we can confirm updates are cascading to GMN.
- Will convene with Mike in 1-2 days to check progress and testing. If all looks good will complete registration at that time.