Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Log Number: LG-73-17-0141-17

Team members at Virginia Tech, Indiana University, and the University of Oklahoma will organize meetings to develop a roadmap and white paper for library adoption of Three Dimensional (3D) and Virtual Reality (VR) services. Lower costs and greater computational power have made 3D and VR technologies financially realistic for a broad variety of institutions. Many academic libraries have developed archives for other forms of research data, but there is an absence of standards and best practices for producing, managing, and preserving 3D and VR content. This gap is an information management problem suited to the strengths of libraries and can benefit librarians and researchers alike across institutions. The team will host three national forums, each on a different 3D and VR theme: content creation and publishing, visualization and analysis, and repository practice and standards.
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