This project began as a library collaboration at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette between (left to right) Jennifer Hamilton, Head of Instruction, Heather Plaisance, Head of Reference, Blair Stapleton, Assistant Dean of Public Services, and Graduate Assistant for Instruction Jordan Richardson.
We have been working together to develop some initial library tours and subject guides that use the growing number of annotation and linking tools available for use with 360 images. 360 tours have so far primarily been a means of helping to orient users to library spaces. One could walk through any of these tours and get a sense of what was where, but there was little information about services and no direct access to library collections.
Our team is excited to explore how new 360 annotation tools can supercharge our 360 tours with library instruction, collection access, and the opportunity to explore related resources. We are also exploring how 360 images (from campus, other community institutions, and 3D generated fictional environments) could be used to construct immersive subject guides that might be particularly appealing to visual and kinesthetic learners.
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