During the second weekend in October, 2019, 100+ participants gathered at Bucknell University for the sixth annual Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference (BUDSC). The conference opened in the Weis Performing Arts Center with a lively reception, followed by dinner and opening keynote. The following two days included a full schedule with lunchtime keynote, presentations, workshops, and panels in the Elaine Langone Center.
Jean Leggett, CEO of One More Story Games, delivered the opening keynote address on Friday evening, in which she talked about her journey in the realm of interactive digital media, about the importance of games as a cultural medium, and about how young girls can build a sense of empowerment through the development of games.
Our lunchtime keynote on Saturday featured Jane Alexander, Chief Digital Information Officer for the Cleveland Museum of Art. Alexander discussed the ARTLENS Gallery, which makes the museum’s exhibits more accessible to patrons through a fun, interactive experience. She also discussed how openly licensing the collections makes them more accessible and allows reuse, remixing, and revising works.
At this year’s conference, attendees participated in twenty-one presentation sessions and sixteen poster sessions. #BUDSC brings together a community of practitioners including faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational technologists, students, administrators, and others to discuss a wide berth of topics related to digital scholarship.