BisonNet Goes Public
We are done testing BisonNet, the improved high performance computing infrastructure, and ready to support the new services across campus. The improvements were funded by a Campus Cyberinfrastructure Grant from the National Science Foundation. The award is a unique opportunity for Bucknell to showcase its student-centered mission across the disciplines.
The project includes 4 major upgrades to Bucknell IT infrastructure:
- Research Network: to create a high-speed, independent network for research that will improve Bucknell’s ability to exchange GIS, bioinformatics, and clinical data with partners inside and outside of Bucknell.
- High Performance Computing Cluster: improved performance for research computing resources and to prepare students for postgraduate work and study in data-intensive fields.
- Archival / Object Storage: will centralize and consolidate storage and back-up to assist faculty and students with short- and long-term research data management.
- Remote Lab: improvements to lab infrastructure at key locations on campus for the exchange of geographic, multidisciplinary, and large datasets.
Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference
Bucknell University will host its sixth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC19) from October 11th-13th, 2019. The theme of the conference is “From Wonder to Action: the Journey of Digital Scholarship.”
#BUDSC19 is committed to expanding the definition of digital scholarship to be more inclusive across diverse communities, both inside and outside of academia. The conference will bring together a broad community of practitioners–faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational technologists, students, administrators, and others–engaged in digital scholarship in both research and teaching who share an interest in the journey of digital scholarship.
Fall 2019 Digital Scholarship Workshops
- BisonNet – Learn more about BisonNet at our open houses with the Engineering Computer Support Team and members of the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Department. Find out how you can connect to the high performance cluster, transfer files around the world with Globus, and store your data for archiving. Each open house will be from noon – 1 p.m. in 124 Bertrand Library, Digital Scholarship Studio
- September 11 and 25
- Multimedia – During the month of October DP&S will be hosting four open houses on new and exciting opportunities in multimedia. Each open house will be from noon – 1 p.m. in 124 Bertrand Library, Digital Scholarship Studio.
- Virtual Reality: October 2
- Mobile Videography: October 9
- 2nd Floor Studio: October 16 (including a demonstration in the studio on the 2nd floor of Bertrand library)
- Mediaspace: October 23
- Faculty portfolios – In November DP&S will be hosting two open houses for faculty who are interested in enhancing their online web presence using WordPress. Each open house will be from noon – 1 p.m. in 124 Bertrand Library, Digital Scholarship Studio.
- November 6 and 13
WordPress 5.0 Upgrade
If you have been wanting to explore WordPress for a personal or professional website, now is a great time to start! This summer, a major update, the Gutenberg editor, came to Bucknell WordPress sites Gutenberg makes designing your own website easier, faster, and more intuitive than ever before. If you’d like to begin working on your own site, head over to blogs.bucknell.edu and sign in to get started.
Summer Research Projects 2019
L&IT sponsored seven digital scholarship projects over the past summer. Faculty and students collaborated with DP&S staff on the following projects:
- Philip Asare (Electrical and Computer Engineering) worked with Arsh Noor Amin on “Digital Narratives at a Community Garden Revisited”
- Kevin Daly, & Stephanie Larson (Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies) worked with Sage Lamade on “Digitizing the Ancient Objects of Thebes”
- Mehmet Dosemeci (History) worked with Emma Downey on “Stories of Disruption”
- Jan Knoedler (Economics) worked with Griffin Perrault on “Analysis of the Socioeconomic Factors Driving the most recent elections: The Culture of Discontent”
- Vanessa Massaro (Geography) worked with Colling Mills on “The unexpected costs of prison closure: understanding local economic dependency as a barrier to progressive prison reforms”
- Ghislaine McDayter (English) worked with Lauren Ziolkowski on “Literature of Flirtation”
- Stu Thompson (Electrical and Computer Engineering) worked with Rachel Cherrey on “ARe you ReadySetFit? Exploring Augmented Reality for the ReadySetFit Project”
Let us know if you are starting or continuing a digital scholarship project. We are happy to help. firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellows
L&IT sponsored five summer research fellows over the past summer. The five students worked with staff on the following projects:
- Zoonotic Diseases in Latin America – Cassandra Brown ’22
- Chinese Food in the U.S: A Story About Cultural Adaptation – Yanyu (Lily) Li ’21
- Human Trafficking in The US – Morgan McMullen ’21
- Case Studies in Urban Sustainability: Los Angeles and New York City – Meredith Newman ’21
- The Burma-Bucknell Connection – Aung Pyae Phyo ’21