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Holistic approaches to Institutional Repositories at Open Repositories 2018

Open Repositories 2018

Open Repositories, an annual international conference that brings together users, developers, and librarians to discuss open digital repository platforms for institutional data and scholarship, was held in Bozeman, Montana from June 4 - 8. Anna Sackmann, a librarian and RDM consultant, attended to learn more about how other institutions are incorporating repository deposit into the researcher workflow and to present related local efforts at UC Berkeley.

Guides to making research software reproducible, citable, and well-documented

Computational research workflow diagram

Preserving and maintaining research software is a challenge to researchers and academic libraries. In my role as a CLIR postdoctoral fellow in software curation, I recently discussed the technical challenges of preserving and maintaining research software in a UC Berkeley Library Update, Research Software in Practice, posted in May.

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Jupyter notebook streamlines machine translation for researchers

Translations of the word 'passion'

The increasing prominence of interdisciplinary studies, coupled with the mass digitization and dissemination of primary sources and scholarly literature alike, has made it possible for scholars to pursue boundary-defying research agendas in ways that were previously impossible. However, language remains a significant barrier to interdisciplinary work. Particularly when pursuing research questions that stretch across space and time, scholars inevitably encounter materials in languages with which they are unfamiliar.

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Enabling cars to see at Berkeley DeepDrive

Lazar Supic

How computers see is the through-line running from Lazar Supic’s Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade, to his UC Berkeley PhD in Nuclear Engineering, to his current work as a Postdoc in UC Berkeley’s DeepDrive Industry Consortium (BDD). His work has taken a path that began with computer vision in robots, moved to gamma-ray tracking in atomic reactions, and now focuses on machine learning for automotive perception.

UC DLFx conference tackles the new frontier of data management

Vessela Y Ensberg (UC Davis), Emily Lin (UC Merced), Ho Jung Yoo (UC San Diego), Amy Neeser (UC Berkeley) at UCDLFx 2018

The inaugural 2018 University of California Digital Library Forum (UC DLFx), "Building the UC Digital Library: Theory and Practice," took place February 27th to March 1st at UC Riverside. The conference brought together librarians, digital technology experts, educators, policy-makers, and research support staff from the UC campuses and the California Digital Library. Participants discussed and explored how libraries and research support departments are engaging with the constantly changing and challenging world of data and digital scholarship.

UCREF Workshop provides training and builds connections across UC Research IT groups

UC Research Facilitation Workshop, April 2018

Research IT staff members Amy Neeser, Rick Jaffe, and Patrick Schmitz participated in the second annual gathering of UC Research Engagement Facilitators, held at UC San Diego from April 18-20, 2018. A full agenda ranged from a strong endorsement from UC system CIO (and meeting sponsor) Tom Andriola, to sessions on working with campus researchers, grant-writing, and related national activities.

Visualizing Digital Scholarship at UC Berkeley — Communities, Content, and Services

Image of Dr. Lucarelli inspecting sarcophagus

UC Berkeley has recently embraced immersive visualization in the classroom, in research, and for public engagement.  While this extends across all campus disciplines and a number of technologies, a growing community is using photogrammetry to develop 3D visualizations of objects and places, both as digital documentation to answer new questions inextricably linked to materiality.  Dr.

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Domain Consultant positions as a career stepping-stone for graduate students

Former BRC domain consultant Deb McCaffrey

Research IT offers opportunities for students at all levels to develop skills applicable to both academic and non-academic careers. Research IT’s domain consultant program for graduate students has begun to have a visible impact as former domain consultants have moved on to full-time careers in research facilitation.

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