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Harri Holappa, Johanna Ylipulli, Sami Rautiainen, Ilya Minyaev, Matti Pouke, and Timo Ojala. 2018. VR Application for Technology Education in a Public Library. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2018), Slim Abdennadher and Florian Alt (Eds.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 521-527. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3282894.3289719

VR Application for technology education in a public library

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Author: Holappa, Harri1; Minyaev, Ilya2; Ylipulli, Johanna3;
Organizations: 1Oulu City Library, Oulu, Finland
2University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3University of Helsinki, University of Oulu, Helsinki, Finland
4University of Oulu, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.5 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201901152186
Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-01-15
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Abstract

In this video paper we report on our experiences of deploying a VR point at a public library for the purpose of educating library patrons on VR technology. The primary application offered at the VR point is called Virtual Library, a VR application developed specifically for the Oulu City Library. The Virtual Library application provides an immersive virtual interface into selected library services, as well as allows library patrons to browse literature recommendations inside genre-specific fantasy realms. Based on the observations of the first week weeks of deployment, the VR point and the Virtual Library are successful approaches for technology education in a public library.

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ISBN: 978-1-4503-6594-9
Pages: 521 - 527
DOI: 10.1145/3282894.3289719
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1145/3282894.3289719
Host publication: MUM 2018 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, Cairo, Egypt Nov 25-28, 2018
Host publication editor: Abdennadhen, Slim
Florian, Alt
Conference: International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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Funding: This work has been supported by the Open Innovation Platforms spearhead project (A70202) and the Open City Model as Open Innovation Platform pilot project (A71143) funded by the ERDF and the City of Oulu under the Six City Strategy program, and the COMBAT project (293389) funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland.
Copyright information: © 2018 is held by the owner/author(s). This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2018), Slim Abdennadher and Florian Alt (Eds.), https://doi.org/10.1145/3282894.3289719.