Augmented reality is a ‘location-aware,’ emerging technology comprising of a digital overlay of computer-generated imagery within the real-world environment. Allowing for instant access and direct interaction through the tethering of information from multiple sources, AR has the potential to bridge the gap between electronic and physical resources within the library. While some practical applications of AR include shelf-reading and inventory applications, marketing methods, and location services, each is dependent on contextual, user created tags. Currently, these tags lack an overarching, semantic organizational system which can cause data retrieval, modification and processing to be an unnecessarily complicated ordeal. This project focuses on the responsibility and challenges librarians currently face implementing this exciting, new technology in their communities.
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