News relating to digital scholarship, access and preservation at Berkeley and around the world. To contribute, email Rick Jaffe
Information Visualization for Knowledge Discovery
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 12-1 pm
Ben Shneiderman, Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maryland, speaks at CITRIS about successful new interactive information visualization tools and current research progress in the field. “By combining powerful data mining methods with user-controlled interfaces, users are beginning to benefit from these potent telescopes for high-dimensional data.” Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall.
One-day InfoCamp 2010 Berkeley
Saturday, March 6, 2010 9am-5pm
An “uncamp” for people interested in “user experience, information architecture, interaction design, information management, information design, librarianship, online search, informatics, and related fields.” South Hall.
Emerging Law & Policy Issues In Cloud Computing
Friday, March 12, 2010 8:30am-5:30pm http://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/newsandevents/events/cloudcomputingconference
A one-day conference sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, the Berkeley School of Law, and the School of Information. Even as third-party services and storage offer new, affordable opportunities for scholars (and all of us!) to manage digital materials, many of the legal issues surrounding activity on the cloud remain unresolved. UC Berkeley International House.
Around the World
Avoiding a Digital Dark Age: Data longevity depends on both the storage medium and the ability to decipher the information
Kurt D. Bollacker
American Scientist (subscription required)
A nice introduction to the problems and techniques of archiving and data preservation
TechCrunch: Memeo Connect Launches, Brings Desktop Sync to Google Apps
Tech blog discusses a new Google-based option for managing documents and syncing your desktop