What is Open Education Week? Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. We want to highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in education, whether that’s to develop skills and knowledge for work, supporting formal studies, learning something new for personal interest, or looking for additional teaching resources. Who is contributing to Open Education Week? Open Education Week is coordinated by the The Open Education Consortium, an association of hundreds of institutions and organizations around the world that are committed to the ideals of […]
In 1856, Larison Hall was built to house the women attending the Lewisburg Female Institute, a school affiliated with and administered by the University to educate young women. As the first building on the “women’s college campus,” and initially named the Lewisburg Female Institute Building, Larison Hall was completed in 1857. Female Institute students and faculty moved to the newly constructed building from the school’s former site, the Casey Mansion in Lewisburg. Larison Hall was designed to include music and recitation rooms, a dining hall, and a third floor residence area. Larison Hall was central to the education of women […]
Reverend Eugenio Kincaid, often called the “Hero Missionary,” was an important figure in the early history of Bucknell University. A Baptist minister and missionary, Reverend Eugenio Kincaid was a trustee of the University at Lewisburg (former name of Bucknell University) from the time the University was chartered in 1846 until 1850. As a trustee and friend of the University, Reverend Kincaid volunteered his time to lead the effort to raise the $100,000 required by the State of Pennsylvania to establish the University as an institution of higher education. Reverend Kincaid was also a fundamental influence with encouraging Maung Shaw Loo […]
In 1935, the Bucknell Bison came face to face with the Miami Hurricanes in the first Orange Bowl game, and arose from the storm victorious. Commemorating the game with a shut out of 26-0, Bucknell University surely celebrated this historical event with a triumphant, ‘Ray! The football tradition of the Orange Bowl game, played every New Year’s Day in Florida, arose from a struggling community in the midst of the Great Depression. This athletic event, originally called the Palm Festival, was to be the medicine the Miami community needed to aid their local economy. In 1933, during the first Palm […]
February 26 — March 2 is Endangered Data Week, an awareness campaign organized by the Digital Library Federation, and supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources and many academic libraries. The goals are to raise awareness of threats to publicly available data; explore the power dynamics of data creation, sharing, and retention; and teach new ways to make endangered data more accessible and secure. Bucknell Library & IT has organized an information campaign and activities: We will host a Webinar on Tuesday, February 27th, 9:00 am — 10:30 am in the Digital Scholarship Center, near the Library entrance. What Can Be Done to Protect Endangered Government […]
Bucknell Students: The application deadline to apply for a summer research fellowship has been extended to 2/23! Program description: Library & IT 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 […]
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is a different sort of database – it provides a ranking of journal titles, through a formula based on how often the articles in that journal publication are cited. This is called a journal “impact factor” and authors are eager to publish where their research will have a high impact! JCR is integrated into the Web of Science database, ranking journals in science and the social sciences. It allows users to compare titles, review entire subject categories, and visualize data. JCR is currently available on the Web of Science page, see the tab at the top […]
The Geofacets Database is a new tool for discovering reliable geoscience information: over 1.75 million maps, figures, and tables from scientific publications. It is not just a bibliography, it includes GIS shape files, TIFF and JPEG files that can be integrated with ArcGIS, Google Earth, Excel, and PowerPoint. It provides links to articles we subscribe to at Bucknell, in addition to a read-only pdf of every source article included in the database. Geofacets can be searched by subject (text) or by location to find relevant georeferenced maps and shape files, as well as photos, plots and graphs, stratigraphic columns, geologic sections, tables […]
Over the break, LexisNexis made changes to their name and user interface. Nexis Uni retains access to the source material we had in LexisNexis Academic, and new content is expected to be added. You’ll find Nexis Uni in the Library’s Databases A-Z list. You are not required to create an individual user account. User accounts allow for personalization, including saved searches, folders, and annotations. If you have LexisNexis Academic bookmarked, you’ll need to update your bookmarks. The new URL is http://www.nexisuni.com For help navigating the new interface, view the Nexis Uni tutorials playlist at https://tinyurl.com/nexisuni. For additional help, feel free […]
Dear Readers, Our intrepid Special Collections/University Archives blogger, Haley Stodart ’19, is going abroad for the spring semester. Thankfully, she has written a number of wonderful, informative posts that we will share in the coming months. We wish her well, and hope that she has a fantastic and enlightening experience overseas in the Spring.
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