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Thursday, April 18 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
XR: Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality programming in libraries: Integrating immersive media into library collections

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Over the last three years California, Washington and Nevada launched statewide initiatives to integrate Xtended Reality (XR) systems and programming into libraries. John MacLeod, Director, XRLibraries will share the best practices developed in each of their states as libraries installed XR systems. Participants will learn the process of how libraries can introduce AR and VR to patrons through demonstrations, programs and community events. Integrating XR  into teen, adult, senior and special needs library programming will be featured, along with  how to setup an XR digital collection. with examples of staff and patrons immersive stories produced using 360 cameras.  A look to the future of new devices, and applications will be discussed with examples of wireless VR and AR headsets, and how to have an adaptable system in place for an emerging field where standards are just beginning to emerge. The session will solicit input from those attending to share their experiences as libraries explore this new frontier.

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John MacLeod

Director, XRLibraries
For the last 25 years, he has worked to make technology available and accessible to the community through his non-profit New Media Learning and XRLibraries. He continues to build a national clearinghouse for libraries to share best practices in the use of XR technologies in libr... Read More →

Thursday April 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Reception Hall