QR Codes, Location Based Services, & Augmented Reality for Libraries

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  • 1. QR Codes,Location Based Services,& Augmented Realityfor Libraries Lauren Pressley | Z. Smith Reynolds Library | Wake Forest University August 4, 2011 | Elon University | LYRASIS Ideas & Insights
  • 2. Augmented Reality Technology in action What it means for usAgenda
  • 3. Augmented Reality Technology in action What it means for usAgenda
  • 4. Augmented Reality Technology in action What it means for usAgenda
  • 5. Augmented Reality1. What is it?2. Changes how people can access information3. Information literacy
  • 6. Definitions
  • 7. “Augmented reality (AR) is a term for a live direct or anindirect view of a physical, real-world environment whoseelements are augmented by computer-generated sensory inputsuch as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to amore general concept called mediated reality, in which a view ofreality is modified (possibly even diminished rather thanaugmented) by a computer. As a result, the technology functionsby enhancing one’s current perception of reality. By contrast,virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one.” Wikipedia, August 2, 2011
  • 8. “Augmented reality n. the use of technology which allowsthe perception of the physical world to be enhanced ormodified by computer-generated stimuli perceived with the aidof special equipment; reality as perceived in this way.” OED, draft edition, December 2005
  • 9. “Augmented reality is the overlay of digital information onthe physical world.” lauren’s take on it
  • 10. a physical thing withaddition information embedded in it,
  • 11. app that merges web-based information with real life,
  • 12. or even just an overlay on your television screen
  • 13. “The future isalready here —its just not veryevenly distributed.” -William Gibson
  • 14. Changes how people canaccess information
  • 15. Device evolutionimpacts howwe access information.
  • 16. The most recent case in point: the iPhone
  • 17. Google changed how we interacted with the web.
  • 18. Netflix changed how we accessed movies.
  • 19. The Kindle changedhow we read books.
  • 20. Information Literacy
  • 21. “Information Literacy is the set of skillsneeded to find, retrieve, analyze, and useinformation.” Association of College and Research Libraries
  • 22. “Information Literacy is the set of skillsneeded to find, retrieve, analyze, and useinformation.” Association of College and Research Libraries
  • 23. “Information Literacy is the set of skillsneeded to find, retrieve, analyze, and useinformation.” Association of College and Research Libraries
  • 24. “Ultimately, information literate people arethose who have learned how to learn.They know how to learn because they knowhow knowledge is organized, how to findinformation, and how to use information insuch a way that others can learn from them.They are people prepared for lifelonglearning, because they can always find theinformation needed for any task or decisionat hand.” American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, January 10, 1989
  • 25. preparing people to use new tools that comes along
  • 26. Augmented Reality Technology in action What it means for usAgenda
  • 27. Technology in Action1. QR Codes2. Location Based Services3. Augmented Reality
  • 28. QR Codes
  • 29. Text
  • 30. QR Codes: signs
  • 31. QR Codes: buildings
  • 32. QR Codes: library or business cards
  • 33. QR Codes: products
  • 34. QR Codes: novelty items
  • 35. QR Codes: clothing
  • 36. QR Codes: tattoos??
  • 37. Location Based Services
  • 38. Foursquare
  • 39. Foursquare:an app
  • 40. Foursquare:badges
  • 41. Foursquareas a game:•badges•points•mayorships•deals
  • 42. Gowalla
  • 43. Gowalla: an app for mobile devices
  • 44. Gowallavirtual bling
  • 45. Gowallabuilt aroundincentives:•stamps•pins•items•trips
  • 46. Facebookintroduced toa fullydevelopedsocial network
  • 47. Facebooksharing withfriends
  • 48. Google+
  • 49. Google+: a website....
  • 50. Google+...& an app
  • 51. Yelp
  • 52. Yelpbuilt aroundreviews:•website•app
  • 53. Yelp•share reviews•find nearbyplaces ofinterest
  • 54. Yelp:Location Based Services + Augmented Reality!
  • 55. Augmented Reality
  • 56. accrossairNearestTweets
  • 57. Wikitude
  • 58. LayarBrowser
  • 59. Augmented Reality Technology in action What it means for usAgenda
  • 60. What it means for us1. Changes in the information environment2. Impact on library services3. It’s a long ways off... in the short term4. Connecting library services
  • 61. Changes in the informationenvironment
  • 62. Information EnvironmentBased in a physical world
  • 63. Information Environmentcomplex systems
  • 64. Information Environmentpiles with less organization
  • 65. Information Environment using search
  • 66. Information Environment ...or Google/Apple & Some combination thereof
  • 67. Impact on library services
  • 68. Library Services People think of libraries as traditional spaces
  • 69. Library Services while they live in a largely online world
  • 70. Library Services they can access information anywhere
  • 71. Library Services and remixes unimaginable a few years ago
  • 72. Library Services they might even want to tag things, wherever they are
  • 73. It’s a long ways off...in the short term
  • 74. What you can do: can talk with other librarians about what they do
  • 75. What you can do: play with apps and smartphones
  • 76. What you can do:brainstorm withcolleagues
  • 77. What you can do:map out a plan
  • 78. Connecting library services
  • 79. Connecting Library Services library tours
  • 80. Connecting Library Services tutorials in the stacks
  • 81. Connecting Library Services virtual subject guides
  • 82. Connecting Library Services colocate ematerials
  • 83. Connecting Library Serviceslink from physical books to online resources
  • 84. Connecting Library Services embed archives in the real world
  • 85. Connecting Library Servicessupplement in marketing materials
  • 86. Connecting Library Services It all starts with experimenting!
  • 87. Augmented Reality Technology in action What it means for usAgenda
  • 88. Photo CreditsDefinitionsMinority Report Poster from Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Minority_Report.jpgTerminator 1984 Movie Poster from Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Terminator1984movieposter.jpgAR3 by Ian Truelove at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cubistscarborough/2775306507/PLANETART work in MoMA, New York by PLANETART at http://www.flickr.com/photos/PLANETART/5065846901/NFL Demo by Paul Mayne at http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulm/2233026957/Baby Shower Super Bowl by Joe Shlabotnik at http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/2251964780WIlliam_Ford_Gibson from Wikipedia at http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/File:William_Ford_Gibson.jpgInformation EnvironmentMy Stack by archie4oz at http://www.flickr.com/photos/halfaloafoftofu/102494538/My iPod Touch 8G with Macbook screen reflection by guccio@ at http://www.flickr.com/photos/yggg/2141154996/Google Lego 50th Anniversary Inspiration by Antonio Manfredonio at http://www.flickr.com/photos/manfrys/2226178289/NetFlix by Andrew Alforque at http://www.flickr.com/photos/alforque/33028494/ebooks kindle amazon by Michael Porter at http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryman/2048264201/tcdisrupt_tc-5 by TechCrunch at http://www.flickr.com/photos/TechCrunch/5743785861/Puzzling (R0012047) by Jon Lim at http://www.flickr.com/photos/snowblink/3105218991/
  • 89. Photo CreditsQR CodesTriOut Poster by Wayne Sutton at http://www.flickr.com/photos/waynesutton/5137889651/Times Square - cotobre 2010 by QRious Code at http://www.flickr.com/photos/QRiousCODE/5111237485/library loaner card with QR code by Matias Singers at http://www.flickr.com/photos/MatiasSingers/4890601028/I am a PaperCamp Cup. by Jeremy Keith at http://www.flickr.com/photos/adactio/3203904948/QR Code Cupcakes by Clever Cupcakes at http://www.flickr.com/photos/clevercupcakes/4397152402/Me being QR Scanned by Finnur Magnusson at http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035769372@N01/5526008766/QR Code Temporary Tattoo SCANS!!! by Scott Blake at http://www.flickr.com/photos/17144770@N00/5036227559/Location BasedSo this happened by dennis crowley at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpstyles/4667273216/Holy crap! Just spotted @foursquare in Apples new iPhone "pet finder" ad! by dennis crowley at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpstyles/4539944714/Foursquare by Esther Vargas at http://www.flickr.com/photos/24614969@N04/5445471198/Ooofah. by JulianBleecker at http://www.flickr.com/photos/JulianBleecker/4176401036/Gowalla CEO, Josh Williams, shows off his iPhone app by Robert Scoble at http://www.flickr.com/photos/scobleizer/4422080446/122of365[NTR23] by ntr23 at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ntr23/4581501569/Toy Blocks by Jo Carter at http://www.flickr.com/photos/angelsk/4029290591/
  • 90. Photo CreditsAnother new Gowalla item > Kettle #14 by Jo Carter at http://www.flickr.com/photos/angelsk/3928211203/DSC_0076.JPG by Andrew Feinberg at http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewfeinberg/2324843973/Nice try Facebook Places (while in London). Thanks, but Ill stick with @Foursquare :) by paulamarttilaat http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulamarttila/5004565054/Facebook Places by Erik Morner at http://www.flickr.com/photos/morner/4971281236/A Great Day At Google! by Trey Ratcliff at http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/5991453746/Google+ by Tim Ubial at http://www.flickr.com/photos/timubial/5948934309/Google+ by Ruben Bonache at http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-smith/5936990473/JeremyStoppelman,Yelp by Dow Jones Events at http://www.flickr.com/photos/djevents/5149042591/Yelp Icon by yelp.com at http://www.flickr.com/photos/yelp/5540543936/The grid of icons seems to be an emerging trend in iPhone apps. by Joshua Kaufman at http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshuakaufman/4285859919/IMG_0228 by Kramchang at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kramchang/5723714527/Augmented RealityWikitude by szlagor at http://www.flickr.com/photos/szlagor/4669872860/Noticings Layar by James Bridle at http://www.flickr.com/photos/STML/4270806401/Information Environment pt. 2Catalogue by Cher Amio at http://www.flickr.com/photos/underpuppy/4703228Pulling Out THe Cantos. by Patrick Gage Kelley at http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrickgage/3213873373
  • 91. Photo Credits20080727-_DSC2896 Horton Harvest by Clifton Beard at http://www.flickr.com/photos/11444813@N03/2721443285A Nice Place to Stay on the Internet by Thomas Hawk at http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/76761120An apple with the logo of Google made with laser by Ana Belen Ramon at http://www.flickr.com/photos/missha/2209205063Day 301/365-I Have Been Assimilated by Kevin Harber at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevharb/3794113704/Library ServicesZSRLibrary by Ken BennettMy Desk by Simon Starr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/simonstarr/2610457820Nr Symonds Yat, Gloucestershire 25-05-2008 by David Jones at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dgjones/2527968094/Playing with Wikitude outside the Bank of England by Francis Storr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/fstorr/4028545211/Lost in Tagging by Alexandre Dulaunoy at http://www.flickr.com/photos/adulau/2124178869Dropbox by Johan Larsson at http://www.flickr.com/photos/johanl/4580058581/DISH (Digital Heritage Strategies) 2011 Advisory Board Meeting by DISH2011 at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dish2011/5465927990/P1000665DISH (Digital Heritage Strategies) 2011 Advisory Board Meeting by DISH2011 at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dish2011/5465923320/
  • 92. Photo CreditsUse in LibrariesDay 180: in the stacks by Laura Taylor at http://www.flickr.com/photos/bookgrl/1348356383/A Quick Tour of Philosophy by Steve Fernie at http://www.flickr.com/photos/albinoflea/362125635/iPad library by Ownipics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/Ownipics/4838107868/Urban Visions Book: A Coruna by a r e s at http://www.flickr.com/photos/rlares/3615900549/Chorley by Lancashire County Council at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lancashirecc/5208354373/QR Coe at Mulvane Art Museum by David Lee King at http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidking/5055325064/BlackBerry Storm Smartphone by Cheon Fong Liew at http://www.flickr.com/photos/liewcf/3547134847/
  • 93. Questions?Comments?Lauren Pressleyhttp://twitter.com/laurenpressleyhttp://laurenpressley.comlauren@laurenpressley.com Interested in QR Codes? See http://guides.zsr.wfu.edu/qrcodes!