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Research IT Staff at Digital Humanities Summer Institute at University of Victoria

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria constitutes the largest annual gathering of North American digital humanists.  21 members of the UC Berkeley community, including students, faculty, and staff, will be attending DHSI this year.  They come from departments around campus, such as New Media, History, Spanish & Portuguese, Research IT, and the Library.

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

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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.

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