Reed Digital Scholarship Conference
Courtney Paddick & Carrie Pirmann, from L&IT, presented It Takes a Village: Building and Supporting an Undergraduate Digital Scholarship Fellowship at the conference in early March. In summer 2017, Bucknell University launched the Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellows (DSSRF) program, a librarian-led initiative which introduces students to digital scholarship tools and methodologies, and equips them with the skills necessary to undertake an independent, digitally-based research project. Collaboration is key in supporting the program; the facilitators rely on a model of distributed expertise, drawing on the knowledge and skills of staff across our Library & IT organization to lead workshops on topics such as TEI and data visualization. The fellowship also integrates inter-institutional collaboration, through meet-ups with students and facilitators from similar programs, reinforcing the notion of building a community of practice.
Library and Information Technology Strategic Planning
L&IT has been engaged in a strategic planning process since last fall. Digital scholarship plays a key role in the academic goals for L&IT over the next few years. Staff members involved in digital scholarship have been meeting and discussing ways to increase support for digital scholarship across campus. The planning process was discussed during the most recent L&IT faculty reps luncheon.
Planning for the fifth Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference has begun. The conference will be October 5-7, 2018. More information will be posted online. If you have ideas or suggestions for keynote speakers, or topics which should be included in the call for proposals please contact Jill Hallam-Miller or Todd Suomela.
VR Webinar with Craig Barr
Craig Barr, a leading developer and instructor in 3d modeling and virtual reality will be hosting a webinar to discuss modeling, VR, and education. The event will be on April 13 11am-1pm.
Digital Scholarship Center Moving to Bertrand 3rd Floor
The Digital Scholarship Center will be moving from the first to the third floor of the library over the summer. The move is part of physical renovations to the library that will take place during the summer, including a new 24-hour study space, tutoring offices for the TLC, and a first-floor carpet refresh.