Category Archives: Collections and Departments

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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November 20: GIS Day 2013

GIS Day is Wednesday, November 20. To celebrate, the Ball State University GIS Knowledge Group will host an event in Bracken Library’s Schwartz Complex from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., where everyone is invited to: Learn about GIS resources on … 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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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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Library Research Instruction Enhances Undergraduate Learning

The Ball State University Libraries’ Instructional Services Program offers unique, research instruction sessions to faculty members wishing to include information fluency skills in their courses. Faculty and librarians work together in an academic partnership to implement interactive, hands-on learning experience … Continue reading

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Using GIS to Relocate and Commemorate Historic Washington Street Ballpark

In the fall semester of 2010, Ball State University scholars from the Department of English, the Department of Landscape Architecture, and the University Libraries applied for and received a grant from the Ball State Office of Institutional Diversity. The project … Continue reading

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University Libraries’ Cartographic Resources Used by Storm Chase Teams

Each summer, Ball State University offers the six credit-hour course Geography 490, Field Observation of Severe Local Storms. The members of the class are called the Great Plains Storm Chase Team. As part of the class, they travel between the … Continue reading

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