How Maryland Libraries Are Using Virtual and Augmented Reality (and How Your Library Can Too)
When Jennifer Bishop and Liz Sundermann-Zinger brought virtual reality (VR) to their library users, they were wading into new territory. Sundermann-Zinger was the Data, Communication, and Services Coordinator for the Maryland State Library when she decided to invest in OSVR headsets in 2014. The public interest far exceeded her expectations the first time she hosted a program at Prince George’s County Memorial Library System.
“We had to improvise and pass out tickets because 450 people showed up,” she says. “It was the most diverse crowd we’ve seen for an event. All ages and cultural backgrounds. And even the people who... Read more