librARy and e-leARning: further adventures with augmented reality

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Presented at the m-libraries 2014 Conference on 28th May 2014 by Nitin Parmar, Kate Robinson and Marie Salter. The abstract can be found at http://bit.ly/1q3c7MC

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librARy and e-leARning: further adventures with augmented reality

  1. 1. LibrARy: adventures with AR
  2. 2. Augmented Reality: An ‘app’ which adds a layer to what you see when looking through your phone or tablet at an object, a poster or perhaps even a building. The Observer newspaper: Sunday 21 March 2010
  3. 3. Enthusiasts: • Archives • E-learning • Library • Public Engagement • Students Union
  4. 4. Experiments: • identify a range of small scale projects • use the technology and explore options • publicise widely and share
  5. 5. Projects: • augmenting an image • augmenting an object • augmenting the campus
  6. 6. How did we do it? • Considered our options • Talked to others: education & commercial • Took a ‘pragmatic’ approach
  7. 7. What was the response? • Enthusiasm • Excitement • ‘High profile’ • On-going interest
  8. 8. Now for the technical bit…
  9. 9. Augmented Reality tools
  10. 10. Aurasma Studio
  11. 11. Driven by a request from student body Raising visibility of publicly-available printer and PC locations across campus Issues using GPS coordinates in a restricted area and within buildings Concerns around accuracy of available information Augmenting the Campus
  12. 12. A public exhibition held across the city of Bath. Researchers explain their work using an image and a short description. Gives insight into the wide range of research being undertaken at the University of Bath. Showcases how research activity makes a difference to society and produces real benefits. Images of Research
  13. 13. Images of Research For the 2013 exhibition “Six of the posters feature augmented reality. See a new dimension to these images with the free Aurasma app, available on certain smartphones. Once you've installed the app, open your browser and visit: http://go.bath.ac.uk/iraura13 to follow the Images of Research channel.”
  14. 14. Images of Research 2013
  15. 15. Any Questions? Kate Robinson, University Librarian k.m.robinson@bath.ac.uk Marie Salter, E-Developments Manager m.salter@bath.ac.uk Nitin Parmar, Learning Technologist n.r.parmar@bath.ac.uk

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