David and Jenn presented a slide deck and had a rich discussion with the Council of Humanities and Social Science Deans on Tues 2/18. This was one in a series of events in which RAE findings will be presented to academic and executive leaders of the campus. A packet of materials -- including an Executive Summary and refined 'one pager' assessments of each service area -- is under development to be distributed to the CoHaSSD and others.
In January, the CollectionSpace deployment team continued its work on the deployment for the BAM/PFA CineFiles collection. (CineFiles contains scanned images from the PFA Library's extensive collection of printed materials covering world cinema.)
By the end of November 2013, we had completed work on our first prototype featuring a significant subset of customizations and a significant subset of migrated data. Our next goal is to complete a second prototype with customizations, data, and page images. We are on track to complete that prototype by the end of January and hand it off to BAM/PFA staff for testing. Development work then switches to reports and a denormalized view of the data that will be used by the public CineFiles portal (either the current CineFiles web site or a new BAM/PFA web site that is under development).
For the University and Jepson Herbaria, we have been developing a label report and workflow that collectors will use as they prepare specimens for deposit in UCJEPS. For the UC Botanical Garden, we are beginning work on improvements to their reports that will handle more complexity in their information. For the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology (PAHMA), we are upgrading their system to version 4.0 of CollectionSpace and addressing some important stability bugs.