Following on from the recent ‘Academic Book of the Future’ project the co_LAB team has been a part of over the past year, Martyn, Jon and Stephen, along with a couple of student participants, were invited to deliver a public workshop as part of ‘Academic Book Week’ at the British Library, London in January 2017. The workshop brought together key stakeholders, including digital publishers, librarians, academics and post-graduate students, to discuss and debate the future of the academic book through a series of brainstorming exercises. Additionally, we developed a working augmented reality prototype that enabled interaction between books and mobile devices, which was exhibited during an interactive demonstration at the British Library.
Stop the Press!
The workshop recently received coverage in The Times Higher Education in an article entitled From Books to BOOCS: What is the Future?