Sunday, March 27, 2011

Android app to help librarians with shelving and collection inventory

Posted today on ReadWriteWeb, an article about an new Android app which "reads a bookshelf, and with an AR [augmented reality] overlay, quickly flags those books that are misplaced. It will also point to the correct place on the bookshelf so the book can easily be re-shelved correctly".

Nice. Developed at Miami University's Augmented Reality Research Group (MU ARRG). Still some stuff to work out before this app can be taken seriously by university libraries, but that may not be far off....here's the video



And the app will be demoed next month at the Association of College and Research Libraries 2011 conference.