North Carolina State University Libraries Now Lending Google Glass
Three weeks ago we posted that the Yale University Library had started lending Google Glass to student and faculty groups.
Today, word that the North Carolina St. University Libraries Technology Lending Service has also launched a Google Glass lending program.
From the NCSU Libraries Announcement:
Initially, our Google Glass pilot program will be available to selected faculty and graduate students with an urgent research need for the technology. In mid-March the Libraries will begin accepting requests from other researchers working with augmented reality, innovative computer interfaces, and other key uses of the new tool.
Currently the Libraries lends over 200,000 technology items a year, including everything from DSLR cameras and e-readers to digital media equipment, design and modeling tools, and electronic prototyping platforms such as the Arduino and MaKey MaKey inventor kits. Adding the Google Glass helps to ensure that our researchers have access to a key tool that is promising to dramatically change how humans interact with computing resources.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.