Welcome to the BNHM-IST Partnership Wiki

The BNHM-IST Partnership Program at UC Berkeley is dedicated to advancing the informatics capabilities of museums and researchers in the Berkeley Natural History Museum consortium in a sustainable and manageable manner.

Active Membership

Essig Museum of Entomology

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology

UC Museum of Paleontology

University and Jepson Herbaria

UC Botanical Garden

Information Services and Technology - Research and Content Technologies, Informatics Services

Governance

Steering Committee

Steering Committee meetings, 2011-12
  • October 11, 2011, 10:00-11:00
Steering Committee meetings, 2010-11
  • April 22, 2011 meeting with BNHM Directors, CIO Waggener, DCIO Mundrane (agenda, briefing document)
  • See agendas and notes in email summaries
Steering Committee meetings, 2009-10

Advisory Committee

IT Bank Proposals and CTC presentations

Project Spotlight and Updates

CollectionSpace and UCB deployments

CollectionSpace functionality overview (as of October 4, 2011)

CollectionSpace deployment timeline (as of October 4, 2011)

In 2008, we became an early member of the CollectionSpace program that aims to develop a scalable and extensible open source Collection Management platform for use across campus collections including those of BNHM. A major focus of this project was to gain the benefits of a strong community source project coupled with an architecture that would drive interoperability and rapid deployment.

Program documents and analysis, 2010-11

April 22, 2011 meeting with BNHM Directors, CIO Waggener, DCIO Mundrane (agenda, briefing document)

Program documents and analysis, 2009-10

Collection Management System Strategy and Selection

In April 2010, the BNHM-IST community completed a thorough evaluation and selection process related to a common Collections Management platform. In April 2010, BNHM Directors signed a document approving a multi-year plan based on the selection of CollectionSpace as the strategic platform for BNHM collection management systems.

Project Request List (2009-10)

Staff Allocation by Activity (as of 4/27/2010)

Standardized Activity Allocations for Each Museum

Forecast Time Allocations for Each Museum

2009-2010 Funding Analysis

Program documents and analysis, 2006-2008

BNHM-IST Planning and Background Materials

Contact Us

For further information, please contact Chris Hoffman or Patrick McGrath

The Informatics Services Group (within IST-Research and Content Technologies) works with faculty, museum, academic and research communities to identify, develop and deliver cyberinfrastructure and informatics solutions to the campus. The goals of this unit are directly linked to the education, research and outreach missions of the University as stated in the Campus-wide Information Technology Strategic Plan. Informatics Services is particularly concerned with: collection management systems; digital asset management and repositories (media vaults); controlled vocabularies; semantic services; data exchange, integration and dissemination; and interfaces with services that provide other functionality, such as geospatial services and visualization.