Museum Informatics

Retiring the Museum Informatics and Interactive University projects

Though Research IT is heavily focused on the design and delivery of new services to support current research on the Berkeley campus, Research IT team members worked hard in 2014-15 to retire a number of systems and projects that once defined the cutting edge of information technology in scholarship. While the retirement of the Research Hub is perhaps the most well known effort, here we describe the effort required to retire two major projects other than Research Hub, and reflect on the lessons learned from them.

The Museum Informatics Project

Farewell and thanks to Glen Jackson

Glen Jackson shuts down the last server he administered for the Museum Informatics Project.

At the end of June, Research IT said farewell and best of luck to Glen Jackson, our colleague who retired after more than 20 years of service to UC Berkeley. Glen was the last remaining original team member of the Museum Informatics Project, an initiative that set out in the early 1990's to develop a world-class facility and team to support museum informatics solutions for the UC Berkeley campus and beyond.

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Two student employees join CollectionSpace for the summer

CollectionSpace summer interns Regina Xu and RJ Li, with mentor and Service Manager John Lowe

Please welcome RJ (Ruijing) Li and Regina Xu, UC Berkeley students who have joined the UCB CollectionSpace team for the summer. Regina and RJ are undergraduates majoring in Computer Science. They have completed the initial CS61 rite of passage, and bring some experience with Python, Java, Javascript, and other programming tools used to support CollectionSpace.

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Berkeley Prosopography Services seminar through UCB’s Social Science Matrix

Laurie Pearce and Patrick Schmitz of the Berkeley Prosopography Services project will team up to lead a Fall 2014 seminar through the UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix. The seminar will bring together researchers from multiple disciplines who work with historical social networks or whose theoretical work contributes to understanding how historical social networks are formed and revealed.

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