Structure of the Program
Our digital scholarship program embraces the entire campus community. L&IT now partners with faculty across the university including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, computer science and management. Our efforts are focused on these main areas:
- Consulting and project support: DP&S staff meet with faculty to discuss project ideas and identify relevant technologies. Consultation includes outlining project goals, developing timelines, and identifying opportunities for funding. DP&S Research Project Workflow
- Digital Scholarship Center: The Digital Scholarship Center is a space located in Bertrand Library dedicated to collaborative digital work. The space includes modular workstations, screens for video conferencing, a high-powered computer for use with GIS and other applications.
- Summer Research Grants: Grants are available for faculty who wish to complete summer research projects.
- Micro-grants: These micro-grants can provide seed money or bridge funding to encourage ongoing work on digital scholarship projects during the academic year.
- Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellows: Funding is also available for students who wish to undertake summer research projects supervised by members of L&IT's Research Services division.
- Digital Pedagogy Institute: This institute is intended to help faculty identify and create 2-3 specific modules or assignments for a course that integrate established teaching methods with emerging digital methodologies and tools in order to meet learning outcomes, increase student engagement, and further students’ digital literacy skills.
- Workshops: Library & Information Technology offer ongoing workshops on various technologies related to digital scholarship. Past examples include: GIS, multimodal storytelling, virtual and augmented reality, research data management, text encoding, WordPress, Scalar and Omeka.
- #BUDSC: The annual Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference is a major component of our digital scholarship program, bringing together faculty, students, and industry professionals engaged in innovative digital work.
There are two campus committees that provide oversight and direction to the digital scholarship program:
- Mellon Grant Advisory Committee: This group consists of Deans and Associate Deans from the College of Arts and Sciences. L&IT presents updates to this committee and receives feedback on strategic directions.
- Committee on Library and Information Resources (CLIR): CLIR offers review and approval of new larger-scale projects. CLIR is a faculty governance committee and has representatives from all divisions on campus.