The GeoHub: An on-line platform for geo-exploration and learning

Guest post by Dr. Santiago Lopez, Associate Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
Since 2014, groups of students and faculty have collaborated to develop a geographical database (a.k.a. “Geodatabase project”), with geospatial information about the natural and human-made features that make up the socio-environmental setting of the UWB campus and the Bothell area…

Feminist Archive Exhibits: Highlighting Open Feminist Knowledge through Undergraduate Research

Guest post by Dr. Julie Shayne, teaching professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell.
My Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows grant was a tremendous success for the University of Washington Bothell as an institution, the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences in general, as well as Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, and my students. As outlined in my proposal, I worked with IAS student Jesse Blaire and Digital Scholarship librarian Denise Hattwig to develop Feminist Archive Exhibits, a project related to my class, Histories and Movements of Gender and Sexuality…

Open Education Week 2022: March 7-11

Open Education (OE) Week is this week, March 7-11. OE Week puts a spotlight on the use and development of Open Educational Resources (OER), defined as any teaching, learning, and research resources that allow for free use and repurposing by others. Ever heard from students frustrated with the cost of textbooks? Incorporating OER into your courses can have a tangible, positive impact on students’ ability to afford higher education.

Announcing Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows 2021-2022

The UW Bothell Library has awarded 2021-22 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows awards to Dr. Santiago Lopez, associate professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, ​and Dr. Julie Shayne, teaching professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. This new Library-sponsored initiative supports UW faculty in developing a digital scholarship project over the course of the academic year. Lopez will develop an open digital collection of curated geospatial datasets that will be available for exploration, research, planning and decision making. Shayne will develop a collection of student-created open digital exhibits that highlight feminist archives, engage students in public…

Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows: Call for Applications 2021-2022

The UW Bothell/Cascadia College Library is pleased to announce a new Library-sponsored opportunity for UW Bothell faculty, the Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows grant. The Library seeks to support 1-2 UW Bothell faculty in developing a digital scholarship project over the course of the 2021-2022 academic year. Faculty fellows will receive a $5000 stipend and support from the Library’s Head of Digital Scholarship and Library staff. Applications are due November 30, 2021. Award The award for Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows includes the following: $5000 stipend to be used to fund your own research and development time, paid undergraduate student assistance, supplies, or other pre-approved costs …

Digital Scholarship Services in the Library: 2021-2022

The Library offers a suite of digital scholarship services for faculty and students. We’re here to help with your open scholarship and publishing, open pedagogy, and sharing research with new publics. The UW Libraries also provides hosting services for your digital scholarship, with platforms such as Pressbooks, Omeka, WordPress, and more.  Some Digital Scholarship services offered by the Library include: Project visioning and planning Choosing tools and platforms Sharing research and scholarship with communities and publics Open pedagogy tools, assignment design, and teaching collaboration Open Access publishing And more!  Heading into Fall (or any time!) please let us know if…

Becoming a (WordPress) Learner: Using SPLOTbox as a course website in BCUSP 100

Becoming a Learner at the University of Washington Bothell Guest post by Deborah Hathaway, IAS, and Chelsea Nesvig, UWB/CC Library The academic journey of each student at UW Bothell is unique – depending on their major, previous educational experiences, and overall goals for their time on campus. When students register for BCUSP 100: General Learning Strategies, they are offered the opportunity to reflect on that unique journey in a variety of creative ways. The course’s more specific title is “The Habits of Highly Successful Students” – this means that the syllabus discusses topics such as  time management, emotional intelligence, engaged…

Open Hosting Digital Scholarship Platforms are Here to Stay

The UW Libraries has been piloting open hosting platforms over the past few years and we are pleased to announce that Manifold Publishing (digital book publishing), Digital Scholarship Hosting (Omeka, WordPress, Scalar, and more) and UW Pressbooks (for creating and adapting Open Educational Resources) are now part of the UW Libraries’ permanent service offerings! The UW Bothell Library looks forward to supporting you in creating knowledge and sharing it openly through digital means with these platforms. Please read on to see sample projects created over the past two years through our pilot and to learn more about getting started with these platforms! Explore  How can YOU…

New Digital Collection: CCUWBee Native Bee Collection

UW Bothell and Cascadia College’s CCUWBee research team has been studying native bee pollinators on campus for the past several years. Led by Dr. Amy Lambert, IAS Associate Teaching Professor, and Sustainability Coordinator Alexa Russo, students, staff, faculty, and alumni in the Research Initiative have photographed and documented diversity of native bee species over time. These research photographs are now available in the open CCUWBee Native Bee Collection. The CCUWBee Native Bee Collection includes photographs from abundance and diversity surveys on the UW Bothell and Cascadia College Campus. Images show bees of various species throughout several years of surveys and…