Endangered Data Week at the UVA Library

The UVA Library is hosting a number of events as part of Endangered Data Week (February 26 - March 2), a collaborative effort, coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. The Library is also highlighting datasets and tools that are open and serve as examples of how to prevent data from becoming endangered.

All events are free, and light refreshments will be served.

Containers on Rivanna

Containers are packages of libraries, executables, and, optionally, data that encapsulate software and workflows in a way that is portable and can be easily shared with others.  The most popular container server is Docker, but Docker makes some assumptions that render it unsuitable for a multi-user high-performance computing system.  Singularity was developed to respond to these issues and is growing in popularity at HPC sites.  We have now installed

Upgrades to Rivanna Home Directories

As part of the maintenance scheduled for January 16, your home directory will be upgraded to a new, faster file server providing 50GB of storage per user. Please note however that this new directory cannot be mounted as a remote drive to Windows or Mac. Your old directory (a.k.a, the “ITS Home Directory” or “J-Drive”) will still be available to you as /tiny/mst3k (substitute your user ID).

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