June 23, 2021

Journal Article: “Constructing a Campus-Wide Infrastructure for Virtual Reality”

The article linked below was recently published by College & Undergraduate Libraries.

Title

Constructing a Campus-Wide Infrastructure for Virtual Reality

Authors

Elisandro Cabada
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Eric Kurt
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

David Ward
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Source

College & Undergraduate Libraries
Published online: 08 Feb 2021
DOI: 10.1080/10691316.2021.1881680

The tools, techniques, and physical infrastructure to conduct VR explorations can be expensive and require specialized facilities and training, creating obstacles for faculty and students to explore potential applications. A gap exists for a trusted environment to develop and support best practices. This study documents lessons learned from the transformation of existing library spaces into VR content creation and exploration spaces, as part of an integrated campus-wide initiative. Results argue for the central role libraries can play in the VR lifecycle. The study presents recommendations for adapting to the rapidly-developing VR marketplace, suggests methodologies for standardizing hardware deployment, training, and application support, and recommends a support structure for academic VR support.

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David Ward

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