February 15th, 2018

Bucknell Faculty: Apply for the Digital Pedagogy Institute!

What: Digital Pedagogy Institute When: Monday, May 21 – Friday, May 25 and Tuesday, August 14th Where: Bertrand 025 (Library Lab) Application Deadline: Monday, March 12, 2018 Purpose: This institute is intended to work with faculty to 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 your learning outcomes, increase student engagement, and further students’ digital literacy skills. The institute is aligned with the University’s digital scholarship initiative, whereby teaching and research are enhanced, extended, or reconsidered through application of technology. Structure: Over the course of the […]

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February 15th, 2018

Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellow Deadline EXTENDED!

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 […]

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February 5th, 2018

Journal Citation Reports and impact factor.

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 […]

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January 22nd, 2018

Geofacets Database to search for maps and more

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 […]

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January 19th, 2018

LexisNexis Academic is now Nexis Uni!

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 […]

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December 12th, 2017

Haley Stodart’s Going Abroad!

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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December 1st, 2017

From Special Collections/University Archives: Bucknell Students on Strike

On May 4, 1970, four students were killed at Kent State University for protesting the Vietnam War, the same war that Bucknell students could no longer remain silent about. That evening, as the nation mourned the lives of these students, representatives from the Association of Bucknell Students (ABS) appeared at the Bucknell faculty meeting to declare a student strike on Bucknell’s campus. The student strike on Bucknell’s campus was just one of the many strikes planned across the nation in response to the war. The strike was not against the University, but was intended to show renewed opposition and disapproval […]

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November 16th, 2017

Attention Bison Basketball Fans: Upgraded Wi-Fi in Sojka!

The first Bucknell home men’s basketball game is on Monday, Nov 20!  Sojka Pavilion will be packed with fans enjoying the game and using their mobile devices. To improve the experience of Bison fans at games in Sojka Pavilion, our networking group designed and implemented an enhanced wireless solution for the arena. As a part of this project, 50 wireless access points were installed to provide game day wireless coverage. Last season, during the Men’s basketball Patriot League Championship game, the new network got quite a workout and performed very nicely. During peak usage, nearly 2000 devices were connected in […]

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November 13th, 2017

Data Services Month

 Library & IT staff continue to focus on our support for faculty, staff, and students who use data in their research. For assistance with your data management plans or to answer specific questions about data management services at Bucknell, please contact dataservices@bucknell.edu Check out our Data Management Planning page at researchbysubject.bucknell.edu/dataservices If you are interested in how data is being used in research at Bucknell University, please view the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Showcase   http://showcase.blogs.bucknell.edu/

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November 8th, 2017

From Special Collections/University Archives: The Diary of Sarah R. Meixell

Did you know you can find a diary in the Special Collections/University Archives with a first-hand account of life in Lewisburg during the Civil War? This diary belonged to Sarah Rebecca Meixell, a Lewisburg resident born on July 12, 1844 and an 1860 graduate from the Lewisburg Female Institute. The diary presents vibrant details of Sarah’s life during the critical years of the Civil War and gives the reader a personal perspective on important events during that time. Sarah’s entry dated April 10, 1865: “This morning the news came that the Rebel General Lee had surrendered his army and such […]

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