Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Videos, PSAs Highlight Libraries' Programs, Services, Collections

In 2004, Dr. Arthur W. Hafner, Dean of Ball State University Libraries, initiated the Libraries’ Web-Streamed Library News Magazine. Each semester a few students from Ball State’s nationally renown Telecommunications Department have been employed to create 30- and 45-second videos that showcase the University Libraries’ programs, services, and collections.

Currently eight of these videos are available for viewing, www.bsu.edu/library/librarynews/videos. Some are shown as part of a continuing display on large plasma screens in Bracken Library’s lobby and in the dormitory lobbies.

In partnership with the University Teleplex Service, the University Libraries produced six PSAs. These 30- to 60-second videos highlight the Libraries’ programs and services and are aired hundreds of times yearly over the University’s public television channel, WIPB. View these,www.bsu.edu/library/newsgallery.

The Ball State Virtual Press, a project of the University Libraries, is also home to a collection of streaming video that shows artistic performances in Bracken Library’s lobby. These performances are part of the Libraries’ objective to promote the humanities, particularly the performing arts. View, www.bsu.edu/library/virtualpress/musicale.


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