Category: Archives and Special Collections


  • 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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    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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  • 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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    Students, Faculty Address Humanitarian Concerns through GIS Day Map-a-thon

    On Wednesday, November 13, over 50 Ball State University students, staff members, and faculty volunteered to contribute to the Missing Maps Project by meaningfully updating online digital maps using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology at Bracken Library’s Schwartz Digital Complex. As part of the global GIS Day every November, the Missing Maps Project Map-a-thon coordinates […]

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