Go from Analog to Digital Texts with OCR

An early modern text (English)

A collection of digitized texts marks the start of a research project —  or does it?

For many social sciences and humanities researchers, creating searchable, editable, and machine-readable digital texts out of heaps of paper in archival boxes or from books painstakingly sourced from overlooked corners of the library can be a tedious, time-consuming process.

Survey launched about “Understanding researcher needs and values about software”

Software is as important as data when it comes to building upon existing scholarship. However, while there has been a small amount of research into how researchers find, adopt, and credit software, there is currently a lack of empirical data on how researchers use, share, and value software and computer code.

Love Your Data Week: February 8-12, 2016

Love Your Data banner

Love Your Data Week is a nationwide campaign designed to raise awareness about research data management, sharing, and preservation. Activities and events will be held from February 8th-12th, 2016 to promote data management awareness. Follow the conversation at #LYD16.

Two data management events will be held in the library during this week:

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Redesigned Calisphere: better navigation of California's digital collections

Search results on the new Calisphere web site

A redesigned and enhanced version of Calisphere, a one-stop website for searching and browsing through the digital assets of more than one hundred California libraries, archives, and museums, became available as a polished, public beta in September 2015.

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Research IT Town Hall: September 24, 2015

UPDATE: The article published following this event includes slide decks and links to videorecordings of the 9/24 Research IT Town Hall.

Campus faculty and researchers are invited to a Research IT Town Hall on Thursday, September 24th to find out more about several campus services available to the UC Berkeley research community:

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.