Paper Published: “Challenges and Strategies for Educational Virtual Reality Results of an Expert-led Forum on 3D/VR Technologies Across Academic Institutions”
Our paper, “Challenges and Strategies for Educational Virtual Reality Results of an Expert-led Forum on 3D/VR Technologies Across Academic Institutions” was just published in the journal Information Technology and Libraries! This paper presents on the findings from the IMLS-funded forum that we hosted at University of Oklahoma in June 2018:Co-Authored With:
Matt Cook, Harvard University; Nathan Hall, Virginia Tech; Juliet Hardesty, Indiana University; Jennifer Johnson, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis; Robert McDonald, University of Colorado Boulder; & Tara Carlisle, University of Oklahoma.Abstract:Virtual reality (VR) is a rich visualization and analytic platform that furthers the library’s mission of providing access to all forms of information and supporting pedagogy and scholarship across disciplines. Academic libraries are increasingly adopting VR technology for a variety of research and teaching purposes, which include providing enhanced access to digital collections, offering new research tools, and constructing new immersive learning environments for students. This trend suggests that positive technological innovation is flourishing in libraries, but there remains a lack of clear guidance in the library community on how to introduce these technologies in effective ways and make them sustainable within different types of institutions. In June 2018, the University of Oklahoma hosted the second of three forums on the use of 3D and VR for visualization and analysis in academic libraries, as part of the project Developing Library Strategy for 3D and Virtual Reality Collection Development and Reuse(LIB3DVR), funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This qualitative study invited experts from a range of disciplines and sectors to identify common challenges in the visualization and analysis of 3D data, and the management of VR programs, for the purpose of developing a national library strategy.This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (LG-73-17-0141-17). The views, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
December 16, 2019 / ZLK /
Paper Published: “Supporting Virtual Reality and 3D in Academic Libraries: Defining Preservation and Curation Challenges” Paper Published in IJDC: “Challenges and Directions in 3D and VR Data Curation”
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