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Library Virtual Tours A Case Study

In response to student expectations and the growing place of the Internet in information dissemination, many university libraries are now using online methods to orient students to the library space, services, and resources. This article defines online orientation within the context of online instruction and traditional library orientation and discusses the benefits and drawbacks of online orientation from both student and librarian perspectives. Since few data are currently available on the learning outcomes of online orientation programs, information on the pedagogical effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) is studied and applied to online orientation.

En réponse aux attentes des étudiants et compte tenu de la place croissante de l’Internet dans la diffusion de l’information, de nombreuses bibliothèques universitaires utilisent maintenant des méthodes en ligne pour initier les étudiants à l’environnement de la bibliothèque, aux services et aux ressources qu’il offre. Cet article définit l’initiation en ligne dans le contexte de l’enseignement en ligne et de l’initiation traditionnelle à la bibliothèque et présente les avantages et les inconvénients de l’initiation en ligne du double point de vue de l’étudiant et du bibliothécaire. Du fait que peu de données sont actuellement disponibles sur les résultats de l’apprentis-sage au moyen de programmes d’initiation en ligne, nous avons étudié des informations sur l’efficacité pédagogique de l’enseignement assisté par ordinateur (EAO) et les avons appliquées à l’orientation en ligne.



Birmingham University Library 360 Virtual Tour

Posted on September 30, 2016 Under Case Studies, HTML5, Virtual Tours

The new library building at Birmingham University is an impressive space, packed full of academic spaces and of course, books. The university required a way of marketing it’s newest build online and a virtual tour was decided to be the best way of doing this. We were contacted and asked to produce a tour that shows off 6 key locations within the library with added virtual reality (VR) function.

On the day of the shoot we helped advise the team onsite as to the best locations for each scene and helped ensure the spaces were ready for shooting. The tour is produced solely in HTML5 giving it the best accessibility across devices. VR functionality has been added allowing users on smartphones to slip the tour into a Google Cardboard headset to virtually navigate through the tour.

View the Birmingham University Library 360 below – 

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