RDM

IPython notebook available to ease data transfer between Savio and Box

Screenshot from the iPython notebook configured for Box access,TransferFilesFromBoxToSavioScratch.ipynb

For researchers running computation on the Savio high-performance compute cluster, data transfer can be a challenge. A new IPython notebook simplifies data transfer from the free Box collaboration platform to a Savio user’s scratch folder, and provides a template for users to develop their own algorithms that analyze data stored in Box.

Migrating half a million Hearst Museum images to Box

Card catalog images, representative of 527,000 similar images migrated to Box

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology (PAHMA) recently found itself with over half a million digital catalog card images that are in active use, but needed to be duplicated in order to preserve them in a redundant, reliable archive. Copying a few hundred, or even a few thousand files is a relatively straightforward task. Assuring that 527,000 files are successfully copied in a reasonable period of time, without requiring constant attention, is trickier. Research IT worked with PAHMA’s Dr.

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Unlimited Box Storage: Implications for Research

Box.com logo

With the announcement that Box (https://box.berkeley.edu) now offers unlimited storage to UC Berkeley, researchers have an improved option for storing, sharing, and managing large amounts of data. Box offers built-in security and performance, and its features support a number of scenarios and activities common to research.

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.

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CASC 2014 highlights: Data Management, NSF's ACI program, Box & HIPAA Alignment

A funders’ view of data management, NSF’s Advanced Cyberinfrastructure program, and bringing Box.com into alignment with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s privacy rule were highlights of the 2014 Fall Meeting of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) for Research IT’s David Greenbaum and Chris Hoffman, who attended from September 17-19.