UC System-wide summit of CIO's and VCR's

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Members of UC Berkeley’s Research IT group joined CIO Larry Conrad, University Librarian Tom Leonard, and staff from the Office of the VCR at a system-wide summit held on the UCLA Campus this past March. The summit was titled “Next Generation Research & the University of California: Planning for the Future of UC’s Cyber Infrastructure - Creating a Five Year Vision for University of California Cyber Infrastructure.” The goal of the summit was:

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BRC: Supporting Data Intensive Computing

Like The Blob in a 1950s B-movie, data grows ever larger with time. That’s what UC Berkeley’s researchers are finding as they work with data generated by new generations of instruments and high-resolution sensors, as well as increasingly monstrous datasets. Brain scans from high resolution CCD cameras, images from remote telescopes, and high frequency stock trading and quotation datasets are just a few examples of this data’s diversity.

Research Data Management kickoff workshop draws large crowd

RDM workshop one

Seventy people crowded into a meeting room in Doe Library on Monday, May 11th for a Research Data Management (RDM) workshop on "Information, Input and Community." The first in a series of planned workshops was organized by the joint Library/Research IT/California Digital Library RDM service team, and was attended by librarians, information technology support staff, and research service providers.

Digital Humanities community gathers for 3rd Berkeley Digital Humanities Faire

Digital Humanities Faire

On April 7th and 8th, Berkeley’s digital humanities community gathered to share research and celebrate an exciting year of forging new collaborations.  On April 7th, the Library hosted a panel, “Digitally Supported Research and Pedagogy.”  The Social Science Matrix hosted the second day of the event, which featured a keynote address by Zephyr Frank, professor of Brazilian History and Director of the Spatial History Project at Stanford University.

UC Berkeley helps LYRASIS sustain and expand CollectionSpace

Members of the CollectionSpace community at UC Berkeley are actively participating in working groups recently formed by Atlanta-based non-profit LYRASIS, the software’s organizational home. Berkeley, with five major campus collections cataloged and managed using this system, plays a significant role in the ongoing effort to sustain and expand CollectionSpace in the museum community.

The LYRASIS groups focus on the following areas: