Author: libraries


  • Welcome to JOSEP

    New Special Education Open Access Journal Launched at Ball State University

    The Journal of Special Education Preparation (JOSEP), a new open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal, was launched at Ball State University with the publishing of its inaugural issue in summer 2021.  Founded and edited by Andy Marklez, Assistant Professor of Special Education at Ball State University, the journal shares research-to-practice information and materials for special education […]

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    Power (and USB Connections) at the Desktop

    One of the more frequent requests the Libraries receive from students is for more access to power for personal devices.  Students come to campus with smartphones, computers, ear pods, and other devices that run on battery power and require electricity to charge. Over the years, many electrical outlets throughout Bracken Library have been raised to […]

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  • Indianapolis Parks and Recreation Collection Header

    Indy Parks and Recreation Digital Collection Now Available

    Through a collaboration with The Indianapolis Public Library, a vast collection of over 16,000 photographs, films, and archival records from Indianapolis Parks and Recreation held by Ball State University Libraries has been digitized and published freely and accessibly online. The Indy Parks and Recreation Collection, available through the Indianapolis Public Library’s Digital Indy cultural heritage […]

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  • Beeman Historic Costumes Collection Header Image

    Beeman Historic Costumes

    The Beeman Historic Costume Collection housed in the Department of Applied Business Studies in the Miller College of Business contains over 4,000 pieces of men’s and women’s apparel dating back to the 18th century. The collection began in the 1930s when the Frank C. Ball family presented Mary Beeman, head of what was then known […]

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  • Book Arts Collaborative

    University Libraries and Book Arts Collaborative

    Book Arts Collaborative is an immersive learning course and student-managed business that offers Ball State University and community courses in letterpress printing, book binding, and collaborative opportunities for artist’s book making.   Located in the Madjax Building in downtown Muncie, the BAC shares space with Tribune Showprint, Inc. – the oldest continually-operating letterpress company in the […]

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  • Open Educational Resources

    Open Educational Resources Available

    In today’s higher education landscape, university instructors increasingly seek innovative, flexible, and customizable ways to deliver course content to learners across a diverse range of programs and disciplines to boost student success.  Meanwhile, students nation-wide continue to face the burdens of increasing tuition and textbook costs.  At Ball State University, librarians are seeking to advance […]

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    Open Journal Systems Publishing for Faculty

    In spring 2018, the University Libraries began offering Open Journal Systems (OJS) as a journal management and publishing solution for Ball State faculty. OJS enables faculty to create a wide range of scholarly communications, and present them in a professional manner online. An open-source software developed by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), OJS was designed […]

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  • Muslims in Muncie Picture

    Muslims in Muncie Oral Histories and Documentary Project

    In 2018, 11 Ball State University undergraduates led by Elizabeth Agnew, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, participated in the Muslims in Muncie project, researching and conducting oral history interviews and producing a film to document the histories, lived experiences, and cultural identities of Muslims living in Muncie, Indiana.  Earlier this year, University Libraries archived and […]

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  • House History 101 Workshops

    Have you ever pondered the untold stories and unique histories behind homes and residential neighborhoods that are often invisible to modern inhabitants?  Thanks to the work of professionals at Ball State University Libraries and Muncie Public Library, local residents can learn the research skills needed to explore archival records that uncover these fascinating, hidden pasts. […]

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