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The Galileo's World Exhibition: Using state-of-the-art technology to drive library exhibitions to new heights

Grant, Carl (2016) The Galileo's World Exhibition: Using state-of-the-art technology to drive library exhibitions to new heights. In: ELUNA 2016 Annual Meeting, May 1-6, 2016, Oklahoma City, OK USA.

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The University of Oklahoma is celebrating its 125th anniversary. In recognition, the University Libraries launched "Galileo's World: An Exhibition Without Walls." It covers 3 campuses, 7 locations around the state and 20 exhibits. Every work on display was digitized and loaded into a Fedora repository with an Islandora interface layer. A NavApp was developed using indoor/outdoor guidance positioning technologyt to lead users between locations on campus as wall as through the exhibits. Tablet technology was used to provide detailed ebooks and videos supporting the exhibits. A new Drupal website was developed to weave everything together and make it possible for people everywhere to experience the exhbition and all of the displays, virtually. A 20 foot replica of the Tower of Pisa was built in the library lobby. Finally, hack-a-thon's were used to engage students. The exhibition shows users how knowledge builds on knowledge and why libraries and science are so very important today.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title:ELUNA 2016 Annual Meeting
Subjects:General Topics
Divisions:ELUNA Conference Proceedings
ID Code:1336
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:07 Jun 2016 21:19
Last Modified:08 Jun 2016 00:05

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