Because Joe worked within the research arm at the Cal Academy, we learned about the software that was used to enable and empower research at the Academy. This post doesn't cover the software that the Academy uses to manage the museum floor, from things like membership to ticketing to operations.
Institute for Biodiversity Science & Sustainability
Research institute located within the California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco, CA
The Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability (IBSS) is a part of the California Academy of Sciences. The Cal Academy is a museum and research organization in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The organization runs programs for science education, outreach, and advocacy. Founded in 1852, the Academy employs 700 people and focuses primarily on natural sciences. With met with Joe Russack, a computer scientist who supports genomic research in ISBB.
years in operation
Large file transfer
The Cal Academy is a huge organization made of many different arms. We focused solely on the research arm, where many industry tools were needed to make sure that data was processed correctly, efficiently, and quickly. The group also had any ongoing digitization efforts, to allow their collections to be more accessible to everyone.