The Ball State University Libraries’ Office of Digital Scholarship advances the creation, dissemination, and preservation of open access research and digital scholarship created at Ball State University through:

  • collaborative opportunities
  • workshops and instruction
  • consultative services
  • technology solutions
Publishing Platforms
Cardinal Scholar - Ball State University's institutional repository that includes published articles, presentations, videos, posters, and more.
Digital Scholarship Platforms - Web-based works of digital scholarship which includes WordPress, Scalar, and Mukurtu.
GIS – ArcGIS StoryMaps, ArcGIS Pro, GIS e-learning, and GIS Datasets. More information about GIS Research and Map Collection.
Open Journal Systems Platform - Open access peer-reviewed and edited academic journals.
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Do you have questions about what digital scholarship means in the context of your work? Interested in an introduction to exploring digital research? Are you looking to understand particular platforms, software, or issues? We are happy to schedule a consultation session and work through your questions. We also provide custom-designed course instruction regarding various aspects of digital scholarship, publishing, and open access. Use our meeting request form to give us an idea about your needs so that we can more effectively assist you.

We provide guidance on creating, planning, and maintaining digital scholarship. Work with us to:

  • Get started creating digital research
  • Design/produce a digital exhibit
  • Publish an open access academic journal or publication
  • Create StoryMaps, maps or geospatial data
  • Explore digital research tools and platforms
  • Manage your research data
  • Design and test digital scholarship
  • Digitize materials for a research project

We offer diverse resources to guide the publishing of scholarship available online, including:

  • Web hosting for research projects
  • Preservation and publication platforms
  • Copyright consultation
  • Assessment metrics consultation
  • Peer review consultation
  • Publishing venue consultation
  • CV review to identify open access opportunities