Evolution in the Use of the LTER Thesaurus in Metadata Creation
posterposted on 08.07.2019 by John Porter
Poster sessions are particularly prominent at academic conferences. Posters are usually one frame of a powerpoint (or similar) presentation and are represented at full resolution to make them zoomable.
The LTER Thesaurus was introduced in 2011 in an attempt to improve data discovery of ecological data. This poster examines how use of terms drawn from the thesaurus as keywords in ecological metadata has changed. It compares keyword use in 2006 and 2018 and demonstrates that terms in the thesaurus have increased in utility for discovering data.