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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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BRC and LBL presenting at GlobusWorld 2014

BRC and LBL HPC consultant Krishna Muriki and HPCS systems engineer Karen Fernsler will be presenting at GlobusWorld 2014 on April 15-17, 2014 at Argonne National Laboratory. The main theme of this year's conference is Setting Up a Campus Data Service since many campus IT professionals are charged with creating a flexible, highly-available service for moving data to, from, and within their campus.

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A new taxonomy for Digital Research Activities in the Humanities

After a year of development and two public comment periods, version 0.5 of the Taxonomy of Digital Research Activities in the Humanities (TaDiRAH) has been released and will be implemented on DiRT in the coming months. This taxonomy is designed to replace DiRT's current ad-hoc list of categories. TaDiRAH separates research "goals" and broad "methods" (what do you want to do, and for what purpose?) from "techniques" and "objects" (how do you want to do it, and with what content?).

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LYRASIS to Establish CollectionSpace Organizational Home

LYRASIS to Establish an Organizational Home for CollectionSpace Museum Collections Management Software

by Megan Forbes

Atlanta, GA - January 24, 2014 - LYRASIS is pleased to announce that it has received funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to bring CollectionSpace, an open source, web-based collections management system (CMS), to museums and other collecting organizations.

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