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Beyond the pages: unleashing holograms and holographic technology in Caribbean academic libraries

Adrian St. Patrick Duncan (Department of Library, University of the West Indies at Mona, Mona, Jamaica)

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 16 February 2024

Issue publication date: 30 April 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper is intended to spark discourse on the impact of holograms and holographic technology on libraries and the possibility of their usage in Caribbean academic libraries for assisting users, especially those from the physically challenged community, as well as distance library users.

Design/methodology/approach

A thorough assessment of literature was done of all academic and higher institution libraries across the English-speaking Caribbean to determine the effective use of holograms and holographic technology in Caribbean libraries. Literature from several developed countries was studied, paying keen attention to the emerging holograms and holographic technology and the plausibility for inclusion and exploitation by academic libraries.

Findings

Revealing the possibilities for fostering great levels of efficacy, as well as saving time and reducing the possibility for inefficiencies in the system through smoother check-in and check-out while offering more accountability.

Research limitations/implications

This research focused primarily on holograms and holographic technology that can assist libraries and their users in the near future. It further attested to the need for there to be greater consideration for physically challenged individuals and their access to material from the library.

Originality/value

This paper is the genesis for discussion surrounding holograms and holographic technology in the English-speaking Caribbean. It sought to bring awareness to the possible uses of holograms while exploring the practical implications of its use in libraries across the English-speaking Caribbean.

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Citation

Duncan, A.S.P. (2024), "Beyond the pages: unleashing holograms and holographic technology in Caribbean academic libraries", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 41 No. 3, pp. 8-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHTN-11-2023-0197

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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