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Monday, December 10 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
3.3 Developing Library Strategy for 3D and Virtual Reality Collection Development and Reuse

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3D and virtual reality (VR) technologies show great promise for a range of scholarly fields as they offer new potential for interactive visualization and analysis of artifacts, spaces, and data. Lower costs and greater computational power have made 3D and VR technologies financially realistic for a broader variety of institutions. As a result, sustainable programs and infrastructure for access and management of 3D and VR data are now vital. This presentation will provide an update on the Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant (LG-73-17-0141-17)—a partnership between three academic libraries (Virginia Tech, Indiana University, and the University of Oklahoma) to study and make recommendations for library adoption of 3D and VR services. We will present preliminary findings synthesized from our three forums hosted in 2018. Audience members will have a greater understanding of resources required for developing, managing, and hosting 3D models, datasets, and associated technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Hall

Nathan Hall

Director, Digital Imaging and Preservation, Virginia Tech
I am an associate professor at Virginia Tech, where I direct digital imaging and digital preservation services for the University Libraries. I am PI on the IMLS funded project, Developing Library Strategy for 3D and Virtual Reality Collection Development and Reuse. I am interested... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Wittenberg

Jamie Wittenberg

Head of Scholarly Communication & Research Data Management Librarian, Indiana University Libraries
I am head of the scholarly communication department at the IU Libraries. My work focuses on enabling open access to scholarship, facilitating reuse, transparent research practices, and innovation. My team runs a repository service, library publishing service, and research data service... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
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