Category: Featured


  • Airtame on monitors in Bracken Library's Studyrooms. Center of the image is a lightning bolt icon graphic over an image of Bracken Library.

    Wireless Presentation Service in Group Study Rooms

    The University Libraries recently installed wireless screen sharing technology in 16 group study and meeting rooms in Bracken Library.  This technology permits a laptop or a MacBook to share screen content on the large display without video cables.  Instructions for how to connect to the display are posted in the rooms where these devices are […]

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    New Digital Exhibit Celebrates History, Legacy of Multicultural Center

    Ball State University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections, in collaboration with the Multicultural Center, recently debuted a new, freely-accessible, online, digital exhibit entitled The Ball State University Multicultural Center: Ambassadors of Campus Inclusion and Diversity.  Drawing heavily from primary sources from the University Archives and alumni collections, the exhibit provides a detailed, reflective, and compelling […]

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    The Ball State University Black Student Association Collection is Now Live in Ball State’s Digital Media Repository

    The University Libraries continues to provide access to university history with a new Digital Media Repository [DMR] collection.  The Ball State University Black Student Association [BSA] digital collection provides access to organizational documents, internal documents, memos, publications, photographs, posters, flyers, and scrapbooks. BSA began as an off-campus organization under the name Black Student Union in […]

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    University Libraries Collection Spotlight – Diversity Awards

    The University Libraries is pleased to present a new Collection Spotlight highlighting items from the Libraries’ collections that have received awards for addressing issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion or are authored by members of underrepresented, marginalized and minoritized communities. These Diversity Award Winning Books are conveniently arranged by award, over 20 and growing, […]

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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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    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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  • 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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