Making Research Data Safe and Easy to Share

The Media Vault Program (MVP) is an interdisciplinary, community-based program that promotes archival digital scholarly workflows, enables digital information conservation, provides self-service management of digital collections, and assures a digital environment which supports research, teaching and public service. Read More…


Media Hub Service

During the Spring 2010 semester, we will be beta testing a campus-wide service for  safely storing, managing and sharing digital research media. Learn more about the Media Hub.

Featured Partner Collections

arf Archaeological Research Facility (ARF): The mission of the Archaeological Research Facility (ARF) is to encourage and carry out archaeological field and laboratory research conducted by U.C. Berkeley archaeologists and related specialists. As a field of research, archaeology is inherently interdisciplinary and collaborative; not only are there intimate research collaborations among natural scientists, social scientists and/or humanities scholars, but archaeology is practiced by scholars who expectedly hold faculty and/or research positions in a variety of departments, ranging from Classics to the Berkeley Lawrence Laboratory.

arthist_sm-11 History of Art Visual Resources Collection (HAVRC): HAVRC is creating and providing content for the academic community. Safe and accessible archival storage and delivery of mission-critical digital assets is a campus-wide problem, and should be recognized at the Institutional level and be an integral part of an Institutional Disaster Recovery Plan.

dnaDigital Nineveh Archives: In an effort to counteract the loss and to preserve and disseminate the rich archaeological record of Nineveh, the United States National Endowment for the Humanities has provided funding for a two-year digitization project being directed by Eleanor Barbanes Wilkinson and David Stronach (UC Berkeley). With this grant, the Berkeley Expedition field records are serving as the basis for the first archaeological reckoning of both the upper and Lower Town areas of the site of Nineveh. All of the available Berkeley field records, as well as some newly-found unpublished data, are currently being digitized, geographically coordinated within a three-dimensional matrix, and incorporated into a searchable database, which will then be made accessible to the public via the internet.

mipIST Data Services – Museum Informatics: The MIP image repository is a set of some 210,000 images gathered from ten different collections, some of which are actively growing and some of which have essentially been archived for long term preservation. Many of the collections would like to have more direct access to their archived images for a variety of reasons: verification, editing or replacement, dissemination, creation of derived images for use in dynamic web applications.

mvz Museum of Vertebrate Zoology: The MVZ houses over 640,000 specimens of amphibians, reptiles, birds, bird eggs or nests, and mammals, as well as over 50,000 tissue samples from these vertebrate groups. These research collections are ranked as one of the largest in the United States, and the largest of any university museum. In addition, the Museum has numerous special collections that include archived field notes and photographs, historical annotated maps and correspondence, avian sound recordings, chromosome and histology preparations, Milton Hildebrand anatomical and film collections, artwork related to terrestrial vertebrate natural history, and a library of books, reprints, and journals for curation and research activities. Specimen data are accessible online, and the Museum is working to improve data access to the other collections.

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
: The mission of the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, an organized research unit of the University of California, is to present to its audiences the processes and findings of anthropological interpretations of its collections; to illuminate the diversity and particularity of ways of being human, both past and present; and to explore how different ways of being human are made possible by the creation, modification, and use of material objects. The Museum’s collections span the world and document several thousand years of human culture and prehistory.

okapi_smaller1Open Knowledge and the Public Interest: Open Knowledge and the Public Interest (OKAPI) is a team of creative and technical professionals and UC Berkeley faculty who are focused on bringing together people, tools and ideas to improve public scholarship on the UC Berkeley campus. OKAPI is sponsored by the office of the Chief Information Officer and supported in large part through grant-funded projects.

bampfa Berkeley Art Museum/ Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA): The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections and research resources, we aspire to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond.


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