Libraries have embraced the recent explosion of digital content and no longer are simply warehouses of physical books. Today's libraries are gathering places that are challenged with enabling collaboration, accessing and exposing physical and digital collections, and supporting the creation and integration of new forms of knowledge.
We accept 2 page work in progress or position papers that provides an overview of your current research or research interests in the area of interactive surfaces in library spaces.
Potential topics for discussion include but are not limited to the following questions:
* What are potentially useful and attractive application areas, even beyond information exploration?
* How can we design large surface interfaces to help the exploration and analysis of library collections?
* How can interactive surface technology promote collaborative scenarios in library environments?
* What tools are available to support social experiences and collaboration?
* Stories of failure: What are the pitfalls of interactive surfaces in library spaces and what can we learn from them?
* What might be guidelines and best practices for deployment and uses of interactive surfaces?
* How can partnerships between researchers and libraries & archives be established to achieve successful collaborations for all parties?
* What is the future of interactive surfaces in library spaces and how can they be combined with other (novel) technologies and existing exploration practices?
Notification of acceptance:
ITS early registration deadline:
John Brosz – University of Calgary, Canada
Uta Hinrichs – University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Renee Reaume – University of Calgary, Canada
For any questions regarding the workshop, contact firstname.lastname@example.org