Category Archives: Resources

University Libraries’ Exhibit Highlights History of the African-American Student Experience at Ball State

African-American students at Ball State University have a rich history of campus involvement and activity.  As part of the celebration of Black History Month, University Libraries are proud to present “The Ball State University African-American Student Experience, 1970-2013: Activities, Organizations, … Continue reading

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GIS Day 2013 Held in Bracken Library

by Angela S. Gibson, GIS Specialist The Ball State GIS Knowledge Group hosted a GIS Day event in Bracken Library’s Schwartz Digital Complex on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.  Over 100 attended the event with visitors ranging from Ball State University … Continue reading

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Redesigned Digital Media Repository Enhances Access to Digital Collections

The University Libraries are pleased to introduce a new and improved Digital Media Repository (DMR), featuring a redesigned interface and incorporating the latest updates to CONTENTdm, the repository’s content management system. The newly designed DMR provides a more dynamic and … Continue reading

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New: Ball State Board of Trustees Minutes Collection

The University Libraries are pleased to announce the addition of the Ball State Board of Trustees Minutes Collection to the Digital Media Repository (DMR). This collection includes minutes between 1990 and 2012; additional years will be added in the future. In order … Continue reading

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Online Testing Lab in Bracken Library 008

Bracken Library Room 008 will once again serve as a walk-in online testing lab during spring midterms. No appointment needed; just head to Bracken’s lower level, by the base of the spiral staircase. The testing lab hours are: February 18 … Continue reading

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GIS Research and Map Collection Offers Indiana Hydrology GIS Datasets

The University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) has recently compiled and made available a comprehensive collection of Indiana water-related GIS datasets. This new resource, available to those in the Ball State Community via the University Libraries LIBGIS data … Continue reading

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New Android App Interfaces with OpenRoom Web Application

The popularity of Bracken Library’s group study rooms is high among students and faculty. To make it even easier for students and faculty to reserve a group study room, a new mobile Android app is now available for free download. … Continue reading

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African-American Digital Resources Cited in Midwest Archives Conference Publication

Providing access to digital resources to promote academic achievement for Ball State students, support teaching and research for faculty, and promote research globally is one of the goals of the University Libraries. Evidence of the success of these efforts can … Continue reading

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University Libraries Offer Customized GIS Mapping

Among all the unique services that the University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) offers, customized map creation that meets specified scale, cartographic, and dataset requirements is one that is particularly appreciated by students and faculty. The GRMC regularly … Continue reading

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Classroom Resources Available from Ball State University Libraries’ Cardinal Scholar

Students, faculty, and other educators can access important classroom resources like maps, lessons, and learning games created by the GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) from the University Libraries’ Cardinal Scholar Institutional Repository. Cardinal Scholar allows users to access these valuable … Continue reading

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