One form of emerging media attracting interest from educators is the creation of virtual worlds such as those developed in Second Life. The Center for Middletown Studies is exploring ways to make digital resources generated by Middletown research available in these environments.
The Middletown Studies Collection Library and Archives in Second Life is now active. The center is also developing a Virtual Middletown living history museum, drawn from the extensive documentation of life in Muncie during the early 20th century.
Center for Middletown Studies
Bracken Library (BL), Room 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.