Here are some of the things we’ve been working on.
February is multimedia month
Come to the library on Wednesdays at noon during the month of February to learn about new improvements and services for multimedia scholarship and teaching. February 6 is the open house for the Second Floor Studio, located behind the East Reading Room. The studio is a new space for students and faculty to easily create videos of presentations and themselves. February 13 will return to the 2nd Floor Studio for “7 Tips for Using the 2nd Floor Studio in Your Classes.” On February 20 there will be a session on using 360 video equipment and virtual reality in the Digital Scholarship Studio. February 27, in the Digital Scholarship Studio, will be on “7 Tips for Using Mediaspace.”
Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellows
Library & IT invites rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors to apply for a competitive fellowship to develop an independent digital scholarship project. This program is open to students from all three colleges at the University. Broadly defined, digital scholarship entails research that is made possible by digital technologies, or that takes advantage of technology to ask and answer questions in new ways. Fellow will learn to use digital tools and methodologies, and apply them to a digital research project of your design. Librarians will mentor fellows through the process of identifying a research question, understanding research methodologies, and discovering resources, such as locally housed library and archival collections.
Please encourage your students to contact either Carrie Pirmann (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Courtney Paddick (email@example.com) to discuss potential research questions and project feasibility. An information sessions will be held February 6, 2019 at 12 PM in the Library Lab. Applications are due: February 15, 2019
Scholarly Communication Workshop: ORCID
There will be a workshop on learning how to use ORCID on February 7 in the Digital Scholarship Studio from noon to 1 p.m. ORCID is a non-profit organizations that provides unique identifiers to researchers across the world. ORCID’s vision is a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time. Learn how creating your own ORCID identifier can help others find your research faster.
Digital Scholarship Studio Open House
The renovations on the first floor of the library last summer provided us with an opportunity to reenvision our digital scholarship spaces. Our new Digital Scholarship Studio is located behind the 24-hour student chamber. Join us on Tuesday, February 12th at noon (light appetizers provided) for an open house to see the new project and meeting rooms, along with innovative technology spaces (VR, AR).
Summer Research Program application deadline
Library & Information Technology Summer Research Grants support faculty interested in utilizing digital tools and methods to further their research. These grants are aligned with the University’s digital scholarship initiative, whereby research is enhanced, extended, or reconsidered through application of technology and furthers the goal of engaging students in digital scholarship outside of the classroom. Proposals should focus on a faculty member’s professional research; student participants should engage in digital forms of analysis and/or publication that contribute to the larger research project. Grants provide $3,000 for student summer funding and a stipend of $500 for the faculty member.
You can view examples from previous years. Applicants are expected to discuss their proposal with a Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship staff member in advance of submitting an application, and to identify in the proposal specific staff and technology support that is required to undertake the research project.
SRP proposals for the summer of 2019 are due by Friday, Feb. 9, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Grants are competitive and will be evaluated by the Associate Provost, Associate Deans, and CLIR in consultation with L&IT. Applicants will be notified before spring break.
Faculty Scholarship Reception
The faculty scholarship reception will take place on February 26 in the Weis Center Atrium. More details on the reception will be coming soon.
DP&S recently hosted three January workshops for faculty development. Attendees at Introductory Video Storytelling learned about media literacy, video production, and teaching assessment. The Nvivio Workshop introduced faculty to the computer assisted qualitative data analysis software. Finally, the Introduction to Digital Pedagogy showed how to incorporate digital projects into the classroom.
Next Steps for Digital Scholarship at Bucknell
Faculty were invited to hear about the recent developments in digital scholarship at a lunch hosted by L&IT in late January. The discussion included an overview of continuing support for the Summer Research Program and the Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellows; new and renovated spaces in the library such as the 2nd Floor Video Studio, the GIS Underground, and the Digital Scholarship Studio; and a discussion of how digital scholarship fits into the L&IT and Bucknell strategic plan. The discussions happen at the start of each semester and are an opportunity for faculty to learn about new developments in digital scholarship and provide feedback for future improvements. We welcome feedback at any time from everyone involved in digital scholarship at Bucknell.