Research IT and the Library welcome Jamie Wittenberg to UC Berkeley and to their joint Research Data Management program team. Jamie recently completed her Master of Science in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As the Service Design Analyst in the RDM program, Jamie will play a pivotal role in all aspects of the campus-wide initiative whose goal is to design, develop and deliver a comprehensive suite of services that help researchers manage, protect and share their data.
Jamie brings valuable experience and a new perspective to the program. While studying for her MSLIS, she worked with researchers in a range of disciplines on data management challenges, earning certificates in data curation and special collections. Her experience includes a summer at Oxford University’s e-Research Centre developing metadata best practices for complex digital objects, reference desk work in the UIUC Grainger Engineering Library, development of a web-based preservation assessment tool, and participating in a project at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at UIUC to create a metadata standard and ingest workflow for a new kinesiology data repository.
Jamie will form a vital bridge for the RDM program, connecting Research IT, the Library, and the campus research community.