5-7th October 2018


Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference 2018
Lewisburg, PA, USA


/ About Event

Digital Scholarship: Expanding Access, Activism, and Advocacy

#BUDSC18 will bring together a community of practitioners–faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational technologists, students, administrators, and others–committed to promoting access to and through digital scholarship. We consider “access” in the broadest possible terms: accessible formats and technologies, access through universal design for learning, access to a mode of expression, access to stories that might not otherwise be heard or that might be lost over time, access to understanding and knowledge once considered beyond reach.

Bucknell University

With 3600 Undergraduate students Bucknell University is a national university where liberal arts and professional programs complement each other.

Celebrating 5 Years

In 2018, the Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference is celebrating its fifth year.

Library & IT

Library & Information Technology at Bucknell University is proud to host #BUDSC18. View our digital scholarship portfolio here.

Safety and Inclusion

We are committed to providing an environment where all participants feel safe, included, and comfortable at the conference.

#BUDSC History

79digital posters
177institutions represented

/ Keynote Speakers

Kelley KreitzAssistant Professor of English at Pace University
Whitney QuesenberyCo-Founder at Center for Civic Design

Engage with the #BUDSC18 community!

/ Event Overview

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5th October 20183:30pm - 8:00PM
3:30pm – 6:30pm Elaine Langone Center Hallway
3:30pm – 5:00pm Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library Lobby
Campus Tour
5:00pm – 6:00pm Weis Center Atrium Lobby
Opening Reception
6:15pm – 8:00pm Terrace Room
Dinner and Keynote Address
6th October 20189:30am - 4:30PM
7:30am – 9:00am Terrace Room
Full Breakfast
7:30am – 9:00am Elaine Langone Center Hallway
9:00am – 10:30am Various Locations
Concurrent Sessions
10:30am – 10:45am Elaine Langone Center Hallway Break
10:45am – 12:15pm Various Locations
Concurrent Sessions
12:45pm – 2:00pm Terrace Room
Lunch and Keynote Speaker
2:00pm – 3:30pm Various Locations Concurrent Sessions
3:30pm – 3:45pm Elaine Langone Center Hallway Break
3:45pm – 4:45pm Various Locations
Concurrent Sessions
5:00pm – 6:00pm Terrace Room
Cocktail Hour, Poster and Digital Demonstration Session
6:00pm – 8:00pm Elaine Langone Center Room
Dinner in Lewisburg Meet Up
7th October 20189:30am - 4:30PM
7:30am – 8:30am Terrace Room
8:30am – 10:00am Various Locations
Concurrent Sessions
10:00am – 10:15am Elaine Langone Center Hallway Break
10:15am – 11:45am Various Locations
Concurrent Sessions
11:45am – 12:00pm Elaine Langone Center Hallway

Why should I attend #BUDSC18?

The keynote speakers are stimulating, the sessions enlightening & informative – and the opportunity to hear from students is wonderful – and the atmosphere is collegial & generous.

This conference is a highlight of my year and one of the best communities of digital scholarship folks around.

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Travel Options


For driving directions and information on nearby bus and train stations, airport shuttles and rental cars, please refer to Bucknell University’s directions to Bucknell webpage.


If you are flying in for the conference, there are four airports in the area. Williamsport is about 30 minutes from Lewisburg but has fewer flights. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Harrisburg and State College airports are one hour away from Lewisburg but have a larger selection of flights. It’s worth comparing prices at the different airports as you can often find very good deals by flying in to one airport and out of another one.

Need Transit?

Here are two companies that provide shuttle service between Bucknell and local airports:

If you’d like to connect with other attendees to coordinate transportation please join our Slack Channel. Send an email to budsc@bucknell.edu to signup.

Conference Venue

Elaine Langone Center

All conference events (other than the opening reception in the Weis Center Lobby) will take place in the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.  From U.S. Highway 15 enter campus at Moore Avenue (brick and concrete Bucknell sign).  The Elaine Langone Center (LC) is located on the right side (on a hill) at the intersection of Moore Ave. and Seventh St.  Parking is available across the street along Moore Avenue or in visitor spaces adjacent to Moore Ave.

Registration for the conference is located on the 2nd level.

Campus map with conference location and parking information (.pdf file)
Online campus map

Preferred Lodging

Hampton Inn Lewisburg

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn for October 5th and 6th at a rate of $179 plus tax per night. The Hampton Inn is an approximately 5-minute drive from campus. Call the hotel and mention our block of rooms (reserved under BUDSC18) to reserve your room. The block is available until September 5, 2018.

Hampton Inn
140 International Dr.
Lewisburg, Pa.

Country Inn and Suites

A block of rooms at the Country Inn and Suites has been reserved for October 5th and 6th at a rate of $140 plus tax per night. Country Inn and Suites is approximately 5 minutes from campus by car. Call the hotel and mention our block of rooms (reserved under BUDSC18) to reserve your room. The block is available until September 1, 2018.

Country Inn and Suites
134 Walter Dr.
Lewisburg, Pa.

Other Hotel Options

Within 3-5 minute drive of campus:

Comfort Suites
4775 Westbranch Highway
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Best Western Country Cupboard Inn
Rt. 15 North
Lewisburg, Pa.

Days Inn
Rt. 15
Lewisburg, Pa.

Within walking distance of campus:

The Pineapple Inn Bed & Breakfast
(570) 524-6200
439 Market St.
Lewisburg, Pa.

The Tawsty Flower Bed and Breakfast
106 S. Fourth St.
Lewisburg, Pa.

Copper Beech Manor Bed & Breakfast
17 Market Street
Lewisburg, Pa.

The organizers of #BUDSC18 are committed to providing an environment where all participants–regardless of age, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, nationality, marital status, military status, religion, socioeconomic status, childcare requirements, or dietary requirements–feel safe, included, and comfortable at the conference. We will do our best to accommodate specific needs; please notify one of the organizers (you can identify us by our orange name badges) if an issue arises or if we can be of help.

All Gender Restrooms: there are all gender bathrooms on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor of the ELC. There will be directions on the registration table.

There is no place at this conference for harassment or intimidation of any kind. Please use the following supportive behaviors:

  • Use welcoming language that honors pronoun preferences and favors gender-neutral collective nouns
  • Encourage and yield the floor to those whose viewpoints may be under-represented in a group
  • Seek concrete ways to make physical spaces and online resources more universally accessible
  • Accept critique graciously and offer it constructively
  • Give credit where it is due

It is important to understand the range of behaviors that may constitute harassment, and we encourage you to stay alert to the welfare of those around you. Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments and triggering language that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion (or lack thereof)
  • Sexual images in public spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate or unwelcome physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

To report incidents of any sort please report incidents to a staff member or volunteer; if one is not available please contact budsc@bucknell.edu.

(Sources of Inspiration: DHSI, DLF, NDLC, US OpenGLAM)

Samek Art Museum

Women’s Work
Oct.2, 2018-Feb. 3, 2019

In partnership with Bucknell University’s Classics Department, Women’s Work is an exhibition that reexamines the traditional power structures found in classical tales. This group of artists explores agency, power, the gaze and desire, and the act of reading and responding. Classical texts such as Daedalion, the tale of Cupid and Psyche, store of Diana and Actaeon, and The Athenian Woman: An Iconographic Handbook and more are reinterpreted by contemporary book artists. In keeping with the inspiration of classical texts, the exhibition will feature contemporary illustrations from Antigonick, the first year common reading for Bucknell’s class of 2020 Along with questioning the values traditionally placed on women’s work, viewers will leave with a new understanding of what a book can be.


Mifflinburg Oktoberfest

Mifflinburg, PA
Oct. 5-Oct. 6

German music and dancers, festival and German foods, imported beer from Germany, and German style wines.

Friday begins with the tapping of the keg at 1pm marking the official opening of Oktoberfest. German music, dancing, and beers continue throughout the evening. Saturday, the festival begins again at 11am with more music, dancing, and family activities. There are hay rides, the traditional keg toss and mug lift competitions, and wonderful German foods and American festival food favorites to enjoy with your beer!


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