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LG-74-17-0190-17

University of Washington
Fiscal Year: 
2017
Award: 
$25,000.00
City: 
Seattle
State: 
WA
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Categories: 
National Digital Platform - Sparks

The University of Washington Health Sciences Library will plan, design, build, test, and assess a Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) program and studio for medical professionals in a health sciences library environment. They will then develop a "how to" primer for other libraries across the country. With this primer, medical and research libraries will be able to design, plan, implement, and evaluate VR and AR studios for healthcare team use in an easy to understand format. Since scholarly and medical literature are now almost entirely digital, providing the space, technology, and expertise for using VR and AR equipment can allow medical libraries to bring researchers and clinicians back into the library space.

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