data management

Using rclone to transfer data to bDrive

RClone Browser screen shot

The bDrive repository offers everyone at UC Berkeley unlimited storage, strong search capabilities, and mobile access. This storage is an important data management resource for research teams. The standard web client, however, does not always work well when dealing with very large files, many files, or deep folder structures. The web client’s connection is slow, and can disconnect in the midst of a lengthy, time-consuming transfer.

Steve Masover's picture

BRC Program receives NSF grant for Cyberinfrastructure Engineer

NSF site announcement of CI Engineer award to UC Berkeley

A Cyberinfrastructure Engineer funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)  will soon begin to help researchers adapt and scale research workflows to take advantage of campus cyberinfrastructure including the Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) resources, the Science DMZ and associated high-speed networking, and high-speed data transfer tools. The position will be funded by an ACI Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC-NIE) grant awarded by the NSF in December 2015, and will augment the BRC Program’s staff.

Gary M Jung's picture

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.

Steve Masover's picture

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.

Steve Masover's picture

CollectionSpace 2.5 released

CollectionSpace screenshot

The CollectionSpace team is pleased to announce the release of CollectionSpace version 2.5. This release is the culmination of the first six-months of 2012 and represents improved functionality for search, locations and movements, date handling, controlled vocabularies, and hierarchical authorities. In addition, refactoring work was completed in the user interface layer.

In the 2.5 release: