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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Digital Humanities @ Berkeley site launched

Research IT is pleased to announce the launch of Digital Humanities @ Berkeley, made possible through a partnership with the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities. This site pulls together digital humanities projects, events, and initiatives from around campus. It also includes information about the Digital Humanities Council, as well as resources available to faculty and students who are interested in pursuing digital humanities research.

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AMPLab's Masse and LBL's Li Release New Ganglia Book

Matt Massie of UC Berkeley's AMPLab and LBNL HPC Services engineer Bernard Li's new book "Monitoring with Ganglia - Tracking Dynamic Host and Application Metrics at Scale" has been recently published by O'Reilly media. Ganglia, originally developed by Massie, is one of the most widely used tools for monitoring HPC clusters. This book shows how to use Ganglia to collect and visualize metrics from clusters, grids, and cloud infrastructures at any scale.