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History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
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History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
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History at Hand: Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History

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The Red, White, and Black (RWB) project was conceived as a human-guided walking-tour about African-American history at NC State University. The current generation of mobile devices has enabled us to …

The Red, White, and Black (RWB) project was conceived as a human-guided walking-tour about African-American history at NC State University. The current generation of mobile devices has enabled us to publish this interactive guide on the web, so that anyone with a smart phone can explore this important aspect of university history. This talk outlines the creation of the RWB mobile application, which integrates existing digital collections and infrastructure to provide access to events, images, and audio that highlight the lives and experiences of African-Americans at NC State. This project is one example of the ways NCSU Libraries is creating opportunities for situated discovery and learning. We will explore some of the challenges and possibilities of repurposing special collections materials to provide new avenues for learning, discuss the technologies and infrastructure that make this possible, and highlight future directions for exposing library resources using mobile devices.

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  • Released March 2010 Now 3 versions – a web app, iphone app, and ipad app
  • Released March 2010 Now 3 versions – a web app, iphone app, and ipad app
  • Released March 2010 Now 3 versions – a web app, iphone app, and ipad app
  • Released March 2010 Now 3 versions – a web app, iphone app, and ipad app
  • Released March 2010 Now 3 versions – a web app, iphone app, and ipad app
  • Released March 2010 Now 3 versions – a web app, iphone app, and ipad app
  • Released March 2010 Now 3 versions – a web app, iphone app, and ipad app
  • Released March 2010 Now 3 versions – a web app, iphone app, and ipad app
  • Released March 2010 Now 3 versions – a web app, iphone app, and ipad app
  • Released March 2010 Now 3 versions – a web app, iphone app, and ipad app
  • Released March 2010 Now 3 versions – a web app, iphone app, and ipad app
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    • 1. Handheld Librarian Conference, July 2011 Genya O ’Gara & Cory Lown SPECIAL COLLECTIONS RESEARCH CENTER DIGITAL LIBRARY INITIATIVES History at Hand Combining Special Collections and Mobile Technology to Engage Students and Faculty with African-American History
    • 2. BACKGROUND Familiar Scenes
    • 3. BACKGROUND Mobile Website
    • 4. BACKGROUND Augmented reality has strong potential to provide both powerful contextual, in situ learning experiences and serendipitous exploration and discovery of the connected nature of information in the real world. New Media Consortium Horizon 2007 Report In Situ Learning
    • 5. BACKGROUND Augmented Reality Spectrum Paul Milgram ’s Reality-Virtuality Continuum
    • 6. BACKGROUND Connect students to university history – in their spaces Engage users with the people, events, and environment that shaped campus Surface archival materials in new ways
    • 7. BACKGROUND Instead of this…
    • 8. WHY Show them this…
    • 9. WHY While listening to this…
    • 10. BACKGROUND When they ’re standing here…
    • 11. Initial events BACKGROUND
    • 12. BACKGROUND Walking Tour
    • 13.  
    • 14. BACKGROUND Opportunity
    • 15. BACKGROUND Opportunity
    • 16.  
    • 17.  
    • 18.  
    • 19. RED, WHITE & BLACK TOUR
    • 20. RED, WHITE & BLACK TOUR
    • 21. RED, WHITE & BLACK TOUR
    • 22. RED, WHITE & BLACK TOUR
    • 23. RED, WHITE & BLACK TOUR
    • 24. RED, WHITE & BLACK TOUR
    • 25.  
    • 26. EDITING CONTENT
    • 27. EDITING CONTENT
    • 28. EDITING CONTENT
    • 29. EDITING CONTENT
    • 30. TECHNOLOGIES <ul><li>Ruby on Rails with MySQL </li></ul><ul><li>jQuery Mobile </li></ul>The Mobile Web App
    • 31. TECHNOLOGIES <ul><li>Touch-optimized interface at low cost </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified cross-platform/browser support </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar HTML/JavaScript development environment </li></ul>jQuery Mobile (Beta 1)
    • 32. TECHNOLOGIES <ul><li>Solr Index of content and metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Djatoka image server </li></ul>The Digital Collections Infrastructure
    • 33. FUTURE Special Collections Students Alumni Classes Orientation Recruiting African American Cultural Center Uses
    • 34. REFLECTIONS Partnerships <ul><li>External </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>African American </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Programming & Outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Library Initiatives </li></ul></ul>
    • 35. REFLECTIONS Stories are wondrous things. And they are dangerous. --Thomas King
    • 36. REFLECTIONS
    • 37. CHALLENGES In-Browser Audio <ul><li>Should be easy </li></ul><ul><li>It ’s still tricky </li></ul><ul><li>http://diveintohtml5.org </li></ul>
    • 38. CHALLENGES JQuery Mobile is Beta (was Alpha)
    • 39. CHALLENGES Quality Assurance <ul><li>Audio must agree with text (names, dates). </li></ul><ul><li>Audio recording quality can vary </li></ul>
    • 40. FUTURE DIRECTIONS Plans <ul><li>Add content to Red, White, and Black </li></ul><ul><li>Use back-end application as framework for other projects </li></ul><ul><li>Other library apps (Library tours? Staff-facing applications?) </li></ul>
    • 41. The End Questions? Cory Lown Digital Library Initiatives (919) 513-2309 [email_address] Genya O ’Gara Special Collections Research Center (919) 513-2605 [email_address]

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