Monthly Archives: October 2011

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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Technology Innovations Serve as Model for Other Educational Institutions

A recent visit by representatives from Indianapolis’ Warren Central High School demonstrated how the Ball State University Libraries provide a model for employing innovative technology, creating collaborative spaces, and offering a comfortable learning environment for students and faculty. On August … Continue reading

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Using a Smartphone to Find Journal Articles and Other Powerful Information Resources

Nielsen reports that 55% of mobile phone purchasers choose smartphones. With smartphones becoming a larger part of the mobile phone market, academic database publishers such as EBSCOhost are making Smartphone friendly interfaces to their databases. So now students and faculty … Continue reading

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University Libraries are a Destination for Research, Learning, and Friends

The University Libraries finished the fiscal year ending in June 2011 with a turnstile count of 1,536,273, an increase of 5.5% over the preceding fiscal year. The daily average attendance was over 4,300 visits for each of the 355 days … 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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