ATG Article of the Week: 3 Technology Solutions Universities Can Use to Upgrade Their Libraries

by | May 18, 2019 | 0 comments

This brief post by freelance writer, Dan Tynan notes that “from virtual reality to state–of–the–art makerspaces, higher education institutions are bringing digital innovation to a traditional academic hub on campus.”

Mr. Tynan goes on to say that “Despite the innovations happening on college campuses, university libraries continue to be an academic center for students. In order to keep up with the continuous marriage of education and technology, universities are implementing new digital solutions in their libraries.

He then gets into specifics:

“At Western Michigan University, students are piloting telepresence robots to ensure users get the help they need no matter where a librarian is on campus.

“Librarians can’t be everywhere at once,” May Chang, library CTO for the University of Cincinnati and chair of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ 2019 conference on robots in libraries told EdTech. “So a telepresence robot allows them to spread their reach and be in two places at the same time…”

The post continues and provides a few more helpful technology solutions as well as a number of relevant links that make it more than worth checking out – which you can do by clicking here.

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