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Contributed significant direction and content to the Bamboo planning project, culminating in an implementation grant proposal to the Andrew W. Mellon foundation. This $1.2 million grant would fund the development of several key areas, including the Bamboo Services Platform, support for Corpora management, Content interoperability, and Workspaces.
A series of community design workshops were conducted, drawing broad participation from leading Universities around the world. The ideas coming from these were refined, and converted into a set of deliverables for the first phase of implementation.
Berkeley Prosopography Services
Under the auspices of project Bamboo, we are developing a set of services to support research on social relations and networks in ancient corpora. Progress is slow due to very limited resources, but we developed a services model for basic corpora management, prototyped a model for a probabilistic name disambiguation, and worked with humanities scholars from around the world to model a user interface for configuring the name-disambiguation reasoner.
We contributed to a series of grant proposals for BPS, and won a NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant that supports some ongoing development.
U.C. Berkeley continues to develop the services back-end of CollectionSpace, and is taking a larger role in the technical leadership and the work to build a strategy for sustaining CollectionSpace. Patrick Schmitz is now the overall technical lead (lead architect) for the project.
UCB played a significant role in two major grants that support development and deployment work:
CollectionSpace will ship the 1.0 version early in the next quarter, including support for the basic procedures defined in the SPECTRUM standard for collections management.
We presented the project at several conferences, and at campus venues.
We were invited to an architecture workshop for the ArchivesSpace project, and work closely with their team as they plan for a development project. We are also invited to consult with Project OLE (Open Library Environment), the ResearchSpace project, and the ConservationSpace project, on shared services and infrastructure models.
We hired a new Senior Java Developer to help build the services that support CollectionSpace.
Services Governance and Standards activities
We continue to drive, and contribute to, two complementary efforts around services governance:
Delphi Museum Collections Browser
We continue to support the PAHMA deployment, and while resources are very limited, slowly add new functionality for ontology maintenance.
Outreach and publications