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Developing a Virtual Tour for UCD Library

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Presentation given at EdTech2015, May 28-29, 2015 at the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, by Jenny Collery, College Liaison Librarian, University College Dublin Library, and Niall Watts, Educational Technology Officer, Media Services, UCD IT Services.

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Developing a Virtual Tour for UCD Library

  1. 1. Developing a Virtual Tour for UCD Library Niall Watts niall.watts@ucd.ie Educational Technology Officer Media Services, UCD IT Services Jenny Collery jenny.collery@ucd.ie College Liaison Librarian UCD Library
  2. 2. I need to read this book for my course…. We do get asked this! Teaching the Library as Place What about a place to study? Everything is online, who needs the library? Do students even read books? There is more than one floor in the library? Students don’t use the library. I need to print I need a laptop or PC Where can we do our group project?
  3. 3.  2,861 students took Peer Mentor Visits (Orientation 2014)  6,000 + new students in UCD every year
  4. 4. Project Team Melanie Simpson & Jenny Collery (UCD Library) Vincent Hoban & Niall Watts (UCD Media/IT Services)
  5. 5. Take the Virtual Tour…
  6. 6. Process Overview
  7. 7. Photography – Vincent will take picture of actual kit
  8. 8. Stitch Photos & Create Panorama • Hotspots • Import Krpano 18 • Merge photos
  9. 9. Hand Code XML: + Documentation + Forums + Code samples Coding - From Panorama to Tour Future: + Voiceover + QR Codes + Service/Collection Hotspots
  10. 10. Page Views, New Students Page UCD Library September 2014 May 2015
  11. 11. Burhanna, K. J., Eschedor Voelker, T. J. and Gedeon, J. A. (2008) 'Virtually the Same: Comparing the Effectiveness of Online Versus In-Person Library Tours', Public Services Quarterly, 4(4), pp. 317-338. Carr, A., & Ly, P. (2010, April 8). ‘The Library Scavenger Hunt Strikes Back: Teaching Library as Place.’ Paper presented at CARL Conference, Sacramento. Freeman, G. T., Bennett, S., Demas, S., Frischer, B., Peterson, C. A. and Oliver, K. B. (2005) Library as place: Rethinking roles, rethinking space. Council on Library and Information Resources Washington, DC. Goswami, S., Agrawal, H., Kumar, A., Saxena, S. C. and Singh, M. (2006) 'Virtual Walkthrough System for Library', DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology, 26(1), pp. 3-16. Towlson, K. (2012) 'Induction Practice at De Montfort University, a Move from a Didactic, Face to Face Model to a Blended, Student Centred Delivery', ALISS Quarterly, 7(2), pp. 3-6. References
  12. 12. Niall Watts niall.watts@ucd.ie Educational Technology Officer Media Services, UCD IT Services Jenny Collery jenny.collery@ucd.ie College Liaison Librarian UCD Library Questions

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