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Friday, November 8 • 10:45am - 11:25am
Traversing the Continuum of Virtual Reality: From 360 Video to Augmented Reality. A look at the Present and Future from the Perspective of a Library and a Vendor

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Immersive content for higher education and beyond exists along a continuum that correlates ease of creation, prevalence of availability and cost to deploy. Virtual Reality, 360 video, 3D objects, and Augmented Reality may be accessible on a multitude of platforms (freely available or costly) using mobile devices (low cost or expensive hardware). Libraries and publishers are progressing along this continuum at equal pace, but with a shared awareness that in the not-too-distant future the continuum will compress, and content will be accessible as easily, or more easily, than the content is today. What challenges does this pose for the library and its industry partners? Join us in exploring this question as Sarah Howard of Queensland University of Technology and David Parker of ProQuest share where QUT and ProQuest are on this continuum at present, and the risks and opportunities to traverse thinking 10 years out.

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David Parker

Senior Director, Product Management, ProQuest
David Parker is SVP Video Products and Distribution for Alexander Street a ProQuest company – the leading provider of video, audio and unique, curated databases to the global university library market with more than 12,000 institutional customers. Prior to his role with Alexander... Read More →
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Sarah Howard

Liaison Librarian, Queensland University of Technology
Sarah is a Liaison Librarian with responsibilities for the library and information requirements of the Schools of Nursing, and Optometry and Vision Science. With many years of experience in academic libraries, Sarah has worked on a variety of projects exploring the use and practical... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:25am EST
Drayton Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401