I want to share with you some of the work we’ve been doing in recent months and alert you to upcoming events and opportunities.
DP&S hosted 3 workshops during the first week of January. Diane Jakacki, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, led the “Developing Your Digital Scholarly Edition” workshop. Brianna Derr, Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship Specialist for Video, led the “Multimodal Storytelling” workshop. Todd Suomela, Interim Assistant Director for Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship, led the “Data Management” workshop. Twelve faculty participated in the workshops. We are all available to answer questions related to the content of these workshops. Let us know if you would be interested in participating in a future workshop on these or similar topics.
Our DP&S Showcase sites highlights some of the digital scholarship projects we have been working on during the past few months.
- Latinx Twitter; Elena Machado, English
- Disaster Preparedness and Transportation Resilience; Corrie Walton-Macaulay, Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Kittiwake Foraging, Microclimate, and Reproductive Success; Morgan Benowitz-Fredericks, Biology
- Environmental and Social Change in the Western Arctic; Andrew Stuhl, Environmental Studies
The American Census: A Social History
We tend to think of the census as stable, but throughout its history, controversy has surrounded the population count — from the questions asked, to the methods for data collection and analysis, to concerns about how the data would be used. This semester a group of us interested in exploring these issues will be reading The American Census: A Social History by Margo J. Anderson, Professor of History and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
Interested in joining the book discussion? Contact Kathleen McQuiston (email@example.com) if you are interested in participating.
Digital Scholarship Summer Research Grants 2018
Library and Information Technology is offering grants to support faculty who are interested in utilizing digital tools and methods to further their research. The L&IT Summer Research Project 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. These grants are competitive, and therefore submission does not insure an award; proposals should focus on a faculty member’s professional research, with student participants engaging in digital forms of analysis and/or publication that contribute to the larger research project. Faculty receive a stipend of $500. Students are eligible to receive a stipend of $3,000 and are provided on-campus housing (subject to appropriate withholding taxes). All funded projects will involve collaboration with a Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship staff member.
Please see the DSC website for more details about grant eligibility and the application process: http://dsc.bucknell.edu/srg2018/
Application deadline is February 9. Before submitting your application, please contact a member of the DP&S department or email Diane Jakacki (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss the specifics of your projects and the digital methods or tools you hope to use over the summer.
Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellows
DSSRF student applications: http://dssrf2018.blogs.bucknell.edu/, application deadline February 16
Library & Information Technology invites rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors to apply for a competitive fellowship to develop an independent digital scholarship project focused in the arts, humanities, and/or humanistic social sciences. 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. As a fellow, you will learn to use digital tools and methodologies, and apply them to a digital research project of your design. Librarians will mentor you through the process of identifying a research question, understanding research methodologies, and discovering resources, such as locally housed library and archival collections, that will support your project. You will be creating a dynamic digital resource rather than a static website. We are particularly interested in projects that engage with the Bucknell or local community. You will work independently and collectively to understand and participate in a community of practice.
Endangered Data Week
Endangered Data Week is a new, collaborative effort, coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. The week’s events can promote care for endangered collections by: publicizing the availability of datasets; increasing critical engagement with them, including through visualization and analysis; and by encouraging political activism for open data policies and the fostering of data skills through workshops on curation, documentation and discovery, improved access, and preservation. Events will be the week of February 26–March 2, 2018. Look for more updates at http://dataservices.blogs.bucknell.edu/