Your Name and Title: Luka Starmer, Manager of the Digital Media Checkout

Library, School, or Organization Name: University Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno, @One Digital Media Technology

Co-Presenter Name(s): Nick Gapp, Manager of the Dynamic Media Lab in the University Libraries.

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Reno, Nevada

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Multimedia technology, Digital Humanities, Digital Collections, Digital Preservation, Computer Science, Archaeology, Anthropology, Museuology, Indigienous Studies,

Short Session Description (one line): A description of how our University Libraries built bridges into rural communities and our Indigenous communities with a collaborative VR project

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):  Hidden Cave is a cultural and scientific treasure located in Fallon, Nevada. Thousands of years of human and natural history fill the interior of the cave, attracting multiple teams of archaeologists in the mid-twentieth century. Since the 1980s, the Bureau of Land Management has allowed the public to tour the site in-person. Today we announce a new development: you can now visit Hidden Cave in virtual reality. The Hidden Cave Virtual Reality experience, designed by University Libraries’ @One Digital Media Team, includes a narrative tour of the cave, 3D artifacts you can pick up and handle, and multimedia information about the site, its formation, and its uses by Indigenous people for millennia. We will be discussing how the project was initated, the technologies used to complete the project, and the various outcomes.

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