[vc_row brando_row_style=”image” brando_row_image_type=”parallax” brando_parallax_image_type=”parallax8″ show_overlay=”1″ brando_overlay_opacity=”0.8″ brando_row_bg_image=”5762″ brando_row_overlay_color=”#131d43″ brando_z_index=”0″][vc_column alignment_setting=”1″ desktop_alignment=”text-center” desktop_mini_alignment=”md-text-center” ipad_alignment=”sm-text-center” mobile_alignment=”xs-text-center” width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][brando_section_heading brando_token_class=”brando_heading_1537387421-2-14″ brando_heading_type=”heading-style13″ heading_preview_image=”heading-style13″ brando_text_color=”custom” brando_heading=”Welcome to #BUDSC19″ brando_heading_text_color=”#e87722″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Dear Conference Participant,

It is a sincere pleasure to welcome you to central Pennsylvania and Bucknell University for our annual digital scholarship conference. We first conceived this years theme with the hope of attracting projects, scholarship, teaching, and other topics that are at varying stages. We want you to tell us about your journey, what inspired you and filled you with a sense of wonder, and how you hope to share that wonder with others:

From Wonder to Action: the Journey of Digital Scholarship.

Now in our sixth year, we’re proud that we’ve organized an event where all who are involved in digital scholarship can participate in rich and meaningful ways. It is unusual to see faculty, administrators, educational technologists, librarians, archivists, graduate and undergraduate students all attending and interacting at the same conference, but at #BUDSC, it has become the norm.

We hope that you will experience the next few days as a time to share your research, pedagogy, and the experiences you have gained at your home institutions; learn about innovations and advancements developing elsewhere; and participate in the development and growth of this shared intellectual endeavor.  More than anything else, it is our hope that each of us will return to our respective institutions having gained friendships, built new partnerships and increased opportunities for collaboration in this exciting field.

None of this would have been possible without a number of individuals here at Bucknell who have worked tirelessly over the past year to bring us together this week:

Conference Organizers: Tracy Hower, Susan Musser, Tam Troup, Leo Botinelly, Courtney Paddick

Events Technology Support
Events Management
Dining Services
Publications, Print & Mail
Public Safety

The work of the conference committee was made much easier thanks to the support and guidance from Param Bedi and all of our colleagues in Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship and Research Services.

Again, we are very excited to have you here with us.  If at any time during the conference you are in need of assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to any member of the Library & IT team with an orange lanyard.  We are so glad that you are here!

Very Best Wishes,

Your Conference Co-Chairs
Jill Hallam-Miller, Director, Research Services
Brandon Karcher, Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist
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