Super cool. Imagine slideshows of library collections that run in public buildings, like the HU Information Office space, the Science Center, or the fancy-pants Harvard Club in NYC. Forward, back, zoom, show me the metadata, all via the waving of hands and poking the air with fingers.
The University of Rochester and George Eastman House Announce Joint Master’s Degree Program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management
Interesting… Any ideas what this might mean for us?
The Smithsonian is taking the next step in sharing its massive collection with the public. Today marks the release of the Smithsonian X 3D Explorer, a tool that will eventually allow students, educators, and laypeople to interact with 3D models of the museum’s 137 million artifacts. The tool will also let users 3D print scale models of artifacts (including fossils and the Wright Brothers’ aircraft) that could otherwise never be touched.