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Mobile Technologies in Libraries | Supporting Libraries in the use and development of mobile technologies - AR

Mobile Technologies in Libraries | Supporting Libraries in the use and development of mobile technologies - AR | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
By Jo Alcock:

"Of the many emerging mobile technologies that libraries are looking at one that has always appealed to me is augmented reality (AR). Compared to other technologies that are discussed AR has:

- fewer introductory barriers to overcome;
- is virtually cost-free;
- does not require specialised technical staff;
- the general public will increasingly have some familiarity with it;
- can also be a lot of fun."
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Special focus on augmented reality (AR) > 9 possible uses of AR in libraries!

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Birmingham City University library's use of Aurasma to provide useful and timely information, plus tutorials to its customers. Via @sallyheroes

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Top 10 ideas for using Augmented Reality in your library

Top 10 ideas for using Augmented Reality in your library | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Some imaginative and practical ideas for incorporating Augmented Reality into any library.

A perfect resource for teacher-librarians and ICT people who want to find fresh ways to engage their visitors.

 

"1. Books
Add rich media and social media to any book or object. For example augmented reality can connect your books to Video, 3D, Images, Audio, Pinterest, goodreads, Shelfari, Great Book Stories, YouTube, Vimeo, facebook, Twitter, Amazon and more."

2. Posters, etc."

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QUT - News - Libraries: sandbox space for new technology

QUT - News - Libraries: sandbox space for new technology | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Associate Professor Marcus Foth:

"Libraries could be a testing ground for new technology such as Google's augmented-reality glasses and advances enabled by the roll-out of the National Broadband Network, a QUT expert says."

 

"Associate Professor Marcus Foth, director of the Urban Informatics Research Lab at QUT, said libraries and other cultural institutions could showcase how to think beyond traditional uses and engage the public in new technology.
He said Google, for example, had released the design for its futuristic glasses in April so the public could give input before the glasses go on sale later this year.
Professor Foth said libraries and other cultural institutions had the opportunity to become places for everyone to experiment with new technologies, particularly with the roll-out of the NBN."

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