Disruptive technology: A look at virtual reality

Will virtual reality technology change the world? Maybe, according to this Time article from 2015. A lot of VR technology has been focused on the games sector, but there are lots of applications for libraries and other community organisations according to one article on Public Libraries Online: Many patrons already check out books virtually and don’t […]

Postcard: Visualising Deakin University historical collections

Today’s postcard comes to us from Josephine Le Clerc from Deakin University Library in Melbourne, Australia:  At Deakin University’s Waterfront Campus library we are showcasing and revitalizing our historic collections in engaging and interactive ways. Images from classic Australian fairy tale books held in our special collections were digitised and brought to life through animation on […]

Copyright: Digitisation

Let’s talk about arguably the biggest copyright question that libraries throughout the world are asking: “Can I digitise this?” There are so many reasons why libraries are digitising their collections that it is hard to give even an overview. Here are a few reasons why libraries might digitise materials: It is a means of preservation. […]

Visualising digital collections

How do we represent our digital collections? Traditional print collections are easy enough to display creatively and in a way that encourages discovery over search if you have the room.  There are also many suppliers of cool shelving and funky display alternatives if you have the budget for it. Displaying (and making discoverable) digital collections is […]