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Digital Humanist aims to run OCR over a terrabyte of rare book scans

Adam Anderson, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Digital Humanities

Since his college days at Brigham Young University (BYU), Adam Anderson has been measuring evenings and weekends in pages, rather than hours. “You can scan about 400 pages an hour, once you get in the groove,” he explains. Anderson, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at UC Berkeley, has spent his career scanning texts in order to draw upon secondary literature in archaeology and computational linguistics.

CollectionSpace User Interface Rewrite: Advanced Search and Relating Records

Ray Lee of UC Berkeley’s Research IT department is the lead for the CollectionSpace UI rewrite project, code-named “Drydock.” The following piece describes progress in improving advanced search and record-relating functionality in CollectionSpace. This work is funded by a recent grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to LYRASIS, CollectionSpace’s institutional home.

Berkeley Research Computing celebrates 1,000 HPC users

Ted Xiao, BRC's 1000th user

On April 6th at 2:30 PM, Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) reached a new milestone: the 1000th user account created in the high performance computing (HPC) environment. The lucky recipient of the 1000th account was Ted Xiao, an M.S. student working with Prof. Claire Tomlin in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department.

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Research IT welcomes Emilia Malachowski, communications intern

Emilia Malachowski, BRC Communications intern

Research IT welcomes Communications Intern Emilia Malachowski to our team. Emilia will be working with Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) users to report on how the program benefits researchers in their fields of study. The collection of stories and interviews that will be gathered through this work will convey how BRC is supporting the evolution of data science and research computing across the campus. 

DMPTool and RDM consultants support grant submission

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When preparing a proposal to a funding agency, researchers focus on the grant narrative, framing their work in the most innovative and compelling way possible. Crafting a narrative that can stand as a surrogate for a scholar’s research for reviewers to evaluate is itself a time-consuming process; for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Humanities grants, it’s only one of nine components of the application.

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Berkeley Research Computing update summary

BRC consultants meet at the BIDS offices in Doe Library

A summary of recent news, researcher profiles, and Berkeley Research Computing program impact was e-mailed last week to faculty, researchers, students, and staff who make use of BRC services. We're posting the summary here in Research IT's news feed for those not on BRC's mailing list:

New and updated BRC Services for campus researchers