New article published! “(In)accessibility and the Technocratic Library: Addressing Institutional Failures in Library Adoption of Emerging Technologies,” available now in a special issue of the journal First Monday
I just published an article with Jasmine Clark (Temple University), “(In)accessibility and the Technocratic Library: Addressing Institutional Failures in Library Adoption of Emerging Technologies,” available now in a special issue of the journal First Monday, “This Feature has been Disabled: Critical Intersections of Disability and Information Studies” https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v28i1.12928.
New Journal Article Published in LISR: A methodological framework for studying visual information practices
Check out my new article published in LISR! Lischer-Katz, Z. (2022). A methodological framework for studying visual information practices. Library & Information Science Research, ahead of print, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2022.101188 Visual information dominates our modern information landscape and plays a critical role in the production of knowledge. However, research in information studies has not fully considered how people engage […]
Chapter published: “Virtual Reality and the Academic Library of the Future” – American Philosophical Society
Lischer-Katz, Z., & Cook, M.N. (2022). Virtual reality and the academic library of the future. In Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society: The Past, Present, and Future of Libraries, American Philosophical Society: Philadelphia, PA. This chapter is based on a presentation Matt Cook and I gave at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia in 2018. It was […]
New Journal Article in Journal of Documentation (2022): The emergence of digital reformatting in the history of preservation knowledge: 1823- 2015.
Lischer-Katz, Z. (2022). The emergence of digital reformatting in the history of preservation knowledge: 1823- 2015. Journal of Documentation. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-04-2021-0080 Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand the emergence of digital reformatting as a technique for preserving information within the cultural heritage preservation community by reviewing historical trends in modern preservation research. […]
Article Published in College & Undergraduate Libraries (2021): “Practical steps for an effective virtual reality course integration”
Cook, M., & Lischer-Katz, Z. (2021). Practical steps for an effective virtual reality course integration. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 27(2-4), 210-226. Abstract Today’s virtual reality (VR) technologies enable students to traverse immersive learning environments populated with highly engaging course content that closely resembles real-world artifacts and sites, scientific specimens, and otherwise inaccessible training scenarios. The […]
New Publication in Preservation, Digital Technology, & Culture “Using 3D/VR for research and cultural heritage preservation”
Using 3D/VR for Research and Cultural Heritage Preservation: Project Update on the Virtual Ganjali Khan Project. This paper describes the Virtual Ganjali Khan Project, an ongoing research initiative that is using 3D scanning and immersive virtual reality (VR) technologies to document a large historical landmark in the desert city of Kerman, Iran, the Ganjali Khan […]
New Publication in Records Management Journal, “Archiving experience: An exploration of the challenges of preserving virtual reality.”
Purpose This paper aims to explore the opportunities and challenges that immersive virtual reality (VR) technologies pose for archival theory and practice. Design/methodology/approach This conceptual paper reviews research on VR adoption in information institutions and the preservation challenges of VR to identify ways in which VR has the potential to disrupt existing archival theory […]
New Publication in the Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy, “Barriers to Supporting Accessible VR in Academic Libraries”
Co-authored with Jasmine Clark (Digital Scholarship Librarian, Temple University Library) Published in The Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy, https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/barriers-to-supporting-accessible-vr-in-academic-libraries/ Virtual reality (VR) shows great promise for enhancing the learning experience of students in higher education and academic libraries are at the forefront of efforts to bring VR into the curriculum as an innovative learning tool. This paper reviews […]
Paper Published in Library Trends: “Reconsidering technical labor in information institutions: The case of analog video digitization”
My paper “Reconsidering technical labor in information institutions: The case of analog video digitization” was just published in a special issue of Library Trends on “Labor in Academic Libraries.” It was a pleasure working with editors Emily Drabinski, Aliqae Geraci, and Roaxanne Shirazi, and I’m honored to be included in this important collection of essays that tackle pressing questions […]
The third paper from our IMLS-funded LIB3DVR Project was published in December 2019 in the International Journal of Digital Curation: “Challenges and Directions in 3D and VR Data Curation: Findings from a Nominal Group Study” http://www.ijdc.net/article/view/588/551 Authors: Nathan Hall (Virginia Tech); Juliet Hardesty (Indiana University); Zack Lischer-Katz (University of Oklahoma); Jennifer Johnson (Indiana University – Purdue […]
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