Your Name and Title:

Ken Fujiuchi, Emerging Technology Librarian

Library, School, or Organization Name:

Buffalo State College

Co-Presenter Name(s):

Joseph Riggie, Christopher Hulsman, Jason Barone

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

Buffalo, NY USA

Language in Which You Will Present:


Target Audience(s):

Libraries, Museums, Schools

Short Session Description (one line):

A community-driven repository to preserve immersive contextual experiences.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Empire State Immersive Experiences (ESIE) is a service of the Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC). We provide a repository platform for 360-degree images of places, locations, and objects. These images are searchable through user-generated metadata and can be transformed into virtual tours using integrated tools to add directional inputs and hotspots. The primary goal was to create a community-driven repository to preserve immersive contextual experiences. 360 images provide a snapshot of a geographic location and time, and the custom metadata and tour building tools allow the user to frame the images in context. A secondary goal was to make 360 photography and mixed reality technology more accessible to the community. Come see how version 1.0 turned out, and what we plan for the future of this project.

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