Immersive Futures Gathering Speed and Coming Closer

From my #cityLIS blog:

Digital Realities

At #cityLIS we start Library and Information Science Foundations with the much loved History of Documents extending from rock art to digital libraries.  We then spend much of our time  studying the present or near history/future in order to grasp the most pressing theories and professional practice for 21st century librarians and information managers.  However we are also encouraged to contemplate the future: the future of the book, the future of libraries, the future of publishing and the future of information societies.  One key theme we’ve been introduced to is what a new generation of immersive, multisensory and transmedia documents may look like and what this will mean for library and information services.

I’ve been laid up in bed recently with the flu which whilst debilitating and then boring does provide plenty of time to catch up on neglected reading including a big pile of news feeds.  So far it seems 2015…

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Alison Pope

I spend my working life creating maps and models of invisible, intangible things such as ideas, concepts, organisation structures, systems, information, software and cultures. I'm currently working for the University of Reading as a Business Analyst and on a PhD thesis proposal.

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