Libraries and Museums Group Announced

BOSTON, MA — March 14, 2013

Immersive Education Library Technology Working Group (LIB.TWG) has expanded under Smithsonian and Boston College leadership

The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that its Library Technology Working Group (LIB.TWG) has expanded to include museums, forming the Libraries and Museums Technology Working Group (LAM.TWG). The newly expanded group is responsible for defining, implementing, evolving and maintaining applications and open standards related to the provision of library and museum services in the age of Immersive Education.

The new group is chaired by LIB.TWG founder Jerome Yavarkovsky, Boston College University Librarian Emeritus, and Melissa Carrillo, Director of New Media and Technology for the Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC) at the Smithsonian Institution.

The LAM.TWG virtual launch event, scheduled for late March, and upcoming open house gathering are open to the public. Agenda items include:

  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Cultural Heritage and the Role of Digital Curation
  • 3D Printing and Augmented Reality
  • Immersive Study Rooms & Collaboration Spaces
  • Case Studies and Member Profiles

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