The Indiana State Library is proud to offer kits to help libraries determine if they should invest in new technology, robots or a Virtual Reality program. Kits can remain at your library for a period of up to 30 days so you can test the various components and determine what would be a good fit for your library. The kits can also be used with patrons.
Contact your Regional Coordinator for more information.
HTC Vive Virtual Reality Kit Components:
- 1 set of HTC Vive Virtual Reality Equipment (including head set, 2 hand controllers, 2 light houses and cables)
- 2 tripods for the lighthouses
- 1 computer
- 1 keyboard
- 1 mouse
- Downloaded games list on HTC Vive VR Kit
Frequently asked questions:
How much does all this cost?
The State Library has complied a list of current prices to be used as a guideline should your library wish to purchase any of the components from either kit. Note, this is just a guideline. Retailers will vary.
How do I incorporate these into library programming?
Below are some websites that ISL staff have found valuable.
- Public Libraries Online – provides programming ideas
- California’s Virtual Reality Experience – installed VR systems in over half of the public library jurisdictions in underserved communities
- Library Use of New Visualization Technologies – a blog post by MIT Information Science Graduate Intern, Diana Hellyar
Where can I get more help?
Below are some YouTube Playlists that ISL staff have found curated to help you with learning the bots:by