Seeking knowledge in an Immersive Experience Environment: A case-study by the NTNU University library of Trondheim.
|Dates:||6 November 2014|
|Times:||16:00 - 18:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Environment, Education and Development|
This seminar will present the Mubil project, a collaboration between the NTNU University Library and the Department of Computer Sceinece at NTNU and the Percro laboratory of Scuola Superiore de Santa Ann at Pisa.
Mubil explored how novel technologies could be used to disseminate heritage collections. As an interdisciplinary cooperation it was positioned at the intersection between archive studies, museum studies and software engineering. It took place at the Gunnerus library, the oldest scientific library of Norway, an institution established in 1768 by the Royal Norwegian Society of Science in Trondheim. Its cultural heritage collections are rich in valuable manuscripts, Libri Rari, various official records, private archive, photos, maps or printed material published in Europe from the time of Gutenberg until today.
Old books and manuscripts represent significant cultural heritage remains of our times with a continuous impact on societies as physical objects designed to meet the very different needs of society in accessing knowledge. Books are also seen as artifacts of cultural heritage linked to their urban and human environment as well as civil society institutions and communities. Norwegian museums and archives have a long tradition in adapting new technological methods in disseminating the content of their collections for and with their users.
The project communicates with new groups of users and explores design models for activities that can support learning, reinforcing public interest by creating dynamic linkages between old collections and new technology, communication platforms, exhibition layouts and educational programs.
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Ellen Wilkinson Building