IST-Data Services Wiki
Data Services provides stewardship of both academic and administrative data, as well as tools for data presentation, visualization, analysis, and collaboration. Data Services helps prepare the campus for the convergence of IST, Library, ETS, and appropriate external providers. Our Units include:
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UNIT: Data Repository Management (DRM)
Note: In the near future, the DRM unit will be renamed to reflect an emphasis on partnerships with and information services for a variety of research and scholarship communities across campus.
Key DRM accomplishments - September 2008-2009
UNIT: Services Architecture and Development
- CollectionSpace is a collaboration that brings together a variety of cultural and academic institutions with the common goal of developing and deploying an open-source, web-based software application for the description, management, and dissemination of museum collections information. Visit the project wiki or the community site.
- Project Bamboo is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary, and inter-organizational effort that brings together researchers in arts and humanities, computer scientists, information scientists, librarians, and campus information technologists to tackle the question:How can we advance arts and humanities research through the development of shared technology services? Visit the project website.
- The Delphi project provides a framework of semantic tools and community annotation for museum collections. The open-source toolkit includes linguistic analysis tools and services to produce an easy-to-use faceted browsing UI that makes it simple and fun to explore and understand museum collections. Visit the project website, the deployments wiki, or see it in action on the PAHMA deployment.
- Berkeley Prosopography Services (BPS) is an open-source prosopographical toolkit that generates interactive visualizations of the biological and social connections that link documented individuals, providing a dynamic and heuristic tool for researching historical communities documented in legal and administrative archives. Visit the project site.
Key accomplishments Sept 2008 - Sept 2009
UNIT: Enterprise Data Warehouse & Database Services