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Publisher Data Requirements Revisited

In May and September of 2017, the Library wrote posts (read them here and here) about a number of publisher research data policies. Over the last year, publishers have engaged in conversations with institutions, funders, and not-for-profit organizations to examine how they can better shape and influence the sharing of research data.

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A Guide to Reproducible Research

Reproducibility is the process of repeating analyses or experiments to confirm results, and is an essential component of the scientific process. As data and computation have become increasingly more sophisticated, reproducibility is even more important because algorithmic research is often impossible to verify manually or intuitively. 

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"DARIAH Beyond Europe" workshop

Cowboys and Consortia talk at DARIAH Beyond Europe

UC Berkeley librarians and IT staff joined colleagues from around the world for the first DARIAH Beyond Europe workshop on September 13th at Stanford University. DARIAH (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities) is a humanities-oriented European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), supported by technical and staff contributions from a wide range of countries within and adjacent to Europe.

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Research IT Staff a big presence at PEARC 2018

Image from PEARC 2018

The annual Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC) conference was originally designed for High Performance Computing managers and users but has since expanded to provide a forum for discussing challenges, opportunities, and solutions among many types of research facilitators, including librarians. Research IT was well represented at the 2018 conference in Pittsburgh, PA, sharing expertise and experience with the community as well as connecting with and learning from others who are working with cyberinfrastructure and research computing. 

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Holistic approaches to Institutional Repositories at Open Repositories 2018

Open Repositories 2018

Open Repositories, an annual international conference that brings together users, developers, and librarians to discuss open digital repository platforms for institutional data and scholarship, was held in Bozeman, Montana from June 4 - 8. Anna Sackmann, a librarian and RDM consultant, attended to learn more about how other institutions are incorporating repository deposit into the researcher workflow and to present related local efforts at UC Berkeley.

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Community and RDM at CarpentryCon 2018

CarpentryCon 2018 group

Between both organizations, Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry have more than two decades of experience teaching foundational computing and data science skills to researchers through their volunteer-led workshops. In 2018, these organizations merged to become the Carpentries, and at the end of May, RDM team members and Carpentry instructors Scott Peterson and Josh Quan attended the first CarpentryCon at University College Dublin in Ireland.

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Guides to making research software reproducible, citable, and well-documented

Preserving and maintaining research software is a challenge to researchers and academic libraries. In my role as a CLIR postdoctoral fellow in software curation, I recently discussed the technical challenges of preserving and maintaining research software in a UC Berkeley Library Update, Research Software in Practice, posted in May.

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UC DLFx conference tackles the new frontier of data management

The inaugural 2018 University of California Digital Library Forum (UC DLFx), "Building the UC Digital Library: Theory and Practice," took place February 27th to March 1st at UC Riverside. The conference brought together librarians, digital technology experts, educators, policy-makers, and research support staff from the UC campuses and the California Digital Library. Participants discussed and explored how libraries and research support departments are engaging with the constantly changing and challenging world of data and digital scholarship.

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UCREF Workshop provides training and builds connections across UC Research IT groups

Research IT staff members Amy Neeser, Rick Jaffe, and Patrick Schmitz participated in the second annual gathering of UC Research Engagement Facilitators, held at UC San Diego from April 18-20, 2018. A full agenda ranged from a strong endorsement from UC system CIO (and meeting sponsor) Tom Andriola, to sessions on working with campus researchers, grant-writing, and related national activities.

Visualizing Digital Scholarship at UC Berkeley — Communities, Content, and Services

UC Berkeley has recently embraced immersive visualization in the classroom, in research, and for public engagement.  While this extends across all campus disciplines and a number of technologies, a growing community is using photogrammetry to develop 3D visualizations of objects and places, both as digital documentation to answer new questions inextricably linked to materiality.  Dr.

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