Each month, we highlight news relating to digital scholarship, access and preservation at Berkeley and around the world. To contribute, email Lizzy.
“Take Control of Your Publications with eScholarship”
Catherine Mitchell- Director, CDL Publishing Group
Monday, October 19, 2009: 4:30 – 6.00 p.m at Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building, Room 101
In honor of Open Access Week, the Director of the California Digital Library (CDL) will presenting eScholarship, “an initiative of the CDL,” which began in 2002. It currently “houses over 30,000 publications with more than 9 million full-text downloads to date.” Professor Ruth Tringham is the sponsor of this event, which is open to all faculty and students.
Berkeley Prosopography Services and Collection Space Program
Information Access Seminar
Friday, October 23, 2009, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at 107 South Hall
As part of the Information Access Seminar, Patrick Schmitz, will be presenting CollectionSpace Project. The CollectionSpace project is made up of a variety of institutions, including UC Berkeley, “with the common goal of providing a platform for a collections management system.” The Information Access Seminar occurs ever Friday and is always open to the public.
Luscious Complexity: Transcending the Doohickey
October 5, 2009: Sutardja Dai Hall, Main Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Recently awarded the MacArthur award, Camille Utterback, a new media, artist, will be discuss how interactive art can engage the public without “without incurring frustration in participants”.
Around the World
The Sixth International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects
October 5-6, 2009
Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA
The California Digital Library (CDL) will be hosting the sixth International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPres). This conference will be held in San Franciso on October 5-6, 2009. This conference will “bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to explore the latest trends, innovations, and practices in preserving our scientific and cultural digital heritage,” as well as “continue the discussion of creating our digital future.”
Sun PASIG Fall Meeting
October 7-9, 2009: San Francisco, CA
“Sun Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) will be hosting a 2 day conference in October. The conference will focus on a variety of topics, ranging from storage technology, repositories, to sustainability. Presenters and current attendees come from institutions from all over the world. Co-sponsored by Stanford, Sun PASIG “is focused on sharing open computing solutions and best practices.”
Sheridan Libraries Awarded $20 Million Grant
The Sheridan Libraries at John Hopkins were awarded 20 millions dollars from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The money is for the Data Conservancy project, which aims to “build a data research infrastructure for the management of the ever-increasing amounts of digital information created for teaching and research.” The Data Conservancy project “involves individuals from several institutions, with Johns Hopkins University serving as the lead…”
Open Images is developed by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and Knowledgeland. This project is part of the Images for the Future project. The purpose of the Open Images project “is to offer online access to a selection of archive material to stimulate creative reuse.” All images are under a Creative Commons license.