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Research IT at OneIT Summit: Posters and BoF session

Research IT posters as displayed at the OneIT Summit on 25 June 2014

On June 25, 2014 the Research IT team joined more than 400 colleagues to participate in a "forum for UC Berkeley IT staff and teams to network, share their work, highlight new technology and provide status on key initiatives." The OneIT Summit included posters describing a broad range of information technology services, projects, and initiatives offered by teams across the campus.

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Retrospective analysis of Project Bamboo humanities cyberinfrastructure effort

What Ever Happened to Project Bamboo?”, a retrospective on a Mellon-funded cyberinfrastructure project led by Research IT from 2008-2012, has been published in LLC, the Journal of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. The paper is based on a talk by Quinn Dombrowski, Digital Humanities Coordinator in Research IT, at the 2013 international Digital Humanities conference.

One IT Summit June 25th

The One IT Summit is a forum for UC Berkeley IT staff and teams to network, share their work, highlight new technology and provide status on key initiatives. Please join us on Wednesday, June 25th, 8:30 AM - 2 PM AT Memorial Stadium Field, Club Level.

Research IT team members will be presenting on several projects, such as Berkeley Research Computing, CollectionSpace, Research Data Management, and Digital Humanities @ Berkeley.

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Research IT contributes to Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Twelve faculty members, graduate students, and staff from UC Berkeley joined 600 colleagues from around the world for the 2014 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. While individual faculty members and students have attended DHSI in the past, this was the first year that Digital Humanities @ Berkeley, an initiative coordinated by Research IT, acted as a co-sponsor of the event (through the generosity of the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, and the D-Lab).

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Mellon grant awarded for DiRT directory development

The University of California, Berkeley and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York are pleased to announce that the Mellon Foundation has generously provided a $150,000 grant to fund a partnership between the DiRT (Digital Research Tools) Directory, Commons In A Box, and the DHCommons project directory that will develop APIs to link these initiatives, providing new ways

BRC Launch Event May 22nd

We are having an event to mark the launch of the new UC Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) program, on Thursday, May 22, 3pm in the Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall.  Many of you contributed last year to the requirements that defined BRC.  Thank you for your time and energy to make this happen.  With your enthusiasm and support, we’ve been able to establish a partnership between the Chancellor’s, VC Research’s, and CIO’s Offices to sustainably fund the program.  We would now like to share with you the plans for BRC as we kick-off the program.

CollectionSpace launched for BAM/PFA CineFiles collection

On March 19, 2014, staff in the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive began using an instance of CollectionSpace to manage their CineFiles collection.  CineFiles is a collection of scanned images and curated metadata from press reviews, newspaper articles, press kits and other documents describing films and cinema more broadly.  According to the primary managers of this collection, the move to CollectionSpace has been very successful and has allowed them to streamline their operations considerably.

Undergraduate team wins #HackFSM hackathon

On CalDay, in the oldest building on campus, undergraduate Cassie Xiong stepped to the microphone and introduced a new tool for understanding what many consider the defining event in UC Berkeley history. Xiong, an Interdisciplinary Studies Major and OCIO Communications intern, described her team’s design for a modern entryway to the Bancroft Library’s Free Speech Movement Digital Archive.

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