October 23rd, 2017

Open Access Week, October 23–29

  Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. You can celebrate Open Access Week by: Visiting our open access repository of Bucknell scholarship, the Bucknell Digital Commons. Checking out our Research Guides to Services for Scholarly Publication, and Open Access Publishing & Policies. Looking up research articles in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Review a publisher’s copyright policies using SHERPA / RoMEO. You can join the Open Access movement by depositing your research in the Digital Commons, or publishing in an open access journal, or […]

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October 18th, 2017

Faculty Authors Reception – Fall 2017

Faculty Authors Reception – Fall 2017 Library & Information Technology and the Provost’s Office are sponsoring a Faculty Authors Reception on Tuesday, October 24, 2016, 11:30 am – 1 pm., in the Bertrand Library’s Traditional Reading Room. This reception recognizes Bucknell University faculty members who have published books and book chapters in 2016-2017.

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October 13th, 2017

Services for Scholarly Publishing

Library and Information Technology supports the publication of the research of Bucknell authors in many ways.  A handy guide to many of our services can be found here: Services for Scholarly Publication. In October, we will be celebrating Open Access Week (October 23-29), and will be hosting a Faculty Authors’ Reception, Tuesday October 24th 11:30 am — 1:30 pm in the Library Traditional Reading Room.

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October 12th, 2017

From Special Collections/University Archives: Bucknell Junior College

Before Wilkes College, now Wilkes University, in Wilkes-Barre, PA had become the Colonels, they were the Bucknell Bison. In early March of 1930, Bucknell was approached by school principals and community leaders in the Wyoming Valley area to establish a junior college in Wilkes-Barre. The Wyoming Valley was the only area of its size in Pennsylvania without a local college. During the Great Depression, many students yearned for an education beyond high school, but were unable to attend college locally. Bucknell agreed with the proposal and provided the charter, endowment, equipment, faculty, and administration staff to create the Bucknell University […]

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October 6th, 2017

New Database Trial: Geofacets

Bucknell faculty, staff, and students:  We have arranged to receive a trial of Geofacets, a geoscience solution that helps you discover downloadable geologic maps and tables across trusted publishers, like Wiley and the Geological Society of America, which can be integrated into GIS, Google Earth, PowerPoint, and other software. The evaluation runs until October 28.  You must access the database from on campus (bucknell.edu wireless or wired connection). Geofacets will help us find geologic maps and tables quicker and more efficiently, facilitate knowledge growth amongst students, and accelerate research. You can use Geofacets to: Characterize a geologic basin or other geologic […]

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October 5th, 2017

From Special Collections/University Archives: Bucknell’s Alma Mater

One of the first traditions new Bucknellians experience is the singing of our very own alma mater, “Dear Bucknell.” For a time in its history, Bucknell did not have an official alma mater, but many tunes were composed and worded by alumni and friends to honor their University. These tunes were often compiled into “Bucknell song books,” published by Bucknell classes and alumni and bringing together existing songs and original scores written specifically for Bucknell. Some examples are “Orange and Blue” with words by Mary Bartol, Class of 1894, and “A Song for the Orange and Blue” written by the […]

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September 25th, 2017

ioS 11 and High Sierra: What you need to know!

Dear Faculty and Staff: Last week Apple released a new operating system for their mobile devices (iOS 11). They also plan to release “High Sierra” (Mac OS 10.13) for their Macintosh computing platform this week. Here are some important things you should know. Bucknell-owned Macintosh computers will be blocked from installing High Sierra. This is for everyone’s benefit until it can be tested and we determine it is fully compatible with our existing Bucknell systems and infrastructure. If you have a personal Macintosh computer, iPhone, or iPad, it’s up to you what you would like to do. However, if you […]

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September 20th, 2017

From Special Collections/University Archives: The SS Bucknell Victory

Did you know that an armed cargo ship in service during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars was named after Bucknell University? Built in 1945 by the United States Government, the SS Bucknell Victory was one of 150 armed cargo ships named after outstanding American Universities. The SS Bucknell Victory was built by the Permanente Metals Cooperation at the Kaiser Yard in Richmond, California. At 455 ft. long, 10,800 tons, with a speed of 15 knots, the SS Bucknell Victory was christened on February 10th by Mrs. H. F. Walker with six other Bucknell Alumni in attendance: […]

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September 14th, 2017

From Special Collections/University Archives: Who is Ellen Clarke Bertrand?

In 1963, J. Olin Oliphant, professor of history at Bucknell and the first archivist of the University, referred to Ellen Clarke Bertrand as, “the greatest contributor to Bucknell in all its history.” Mrs. Bertrand’s charitable gifts are forever honored by all Bucknellians who have ever studied, discovered, or learned, within the walls of the beautiful library that bears her name. Born on September 11, 1892, Ellen was the daughter of Samuel J. Clarke and Agnes Robertson Clarke. A woman of considerable wealth, she attended the Gardiner School in New York City. In March of 1929, she married Herbert Bertrand, and […]

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September 12th, 2017

A Collaborative Project: Bucknell’s New Ticketing System

This summer, Library & IT worked with the Campus Box Office to implement a new ticketing system. The new system went live in early August, and offers many features designed to enhance the ticketing process and better meet the ticketing needs of the Bucknell community. ● Tickets can be purchased over the phone or online to be sent via email instantly or sent to a mobile phone. Tickets that are shown on a mobile phone will be able to be scanned for entry at events. ● Improved MyBucknell integration will provide easier access to Bucknell Community events and discounts. ● […]

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