WolfWalk

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Overview

WolfWalk is a photographic guide to the history of North Carolina State University optimized for mobile devices. The application includes a location-aware campus map and a photo viewer for browsing historical photographs by decade or theme. WolfWalk features 1000 photographs of important people, places and events in NC State history. WolfWalk is a pilot project to explore new user interaction models with digital collections on mobile devices.

Team

  • Tito Sierra, Digital Library Initiatives.
  • Jason Casden, Digital Library Initiatives.
  • Steven Morris, Digital Library Initiatives.
  • Markus Wust, Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center.
  • Brian Dietz, Special Collections Research Center.
  • Todd Kosmerick, Special Collections Research Center.
  • Joseph Ryan, Digital Library Initiatives.
  • Cory Lown, Digital Library Initiatives.

Implementation Details

The initial version of WolfWalk was deployed in March 2010, and works across a range of newer mobile devices. WolfWalk Mobile Web exploits the capabilities of mobile web browsers that implement the W3C Geolocation API specification to build location-aware mobile websites using open standards. Device support includes the Apple iPhone, iPod, and Android-based smartphones.

An iPhone app version of WolfWalk was released to the App Store on July 1, 2010. An iPad app version of WolfWalk was released on June 10, 2011.

Project Links

Reports and Presentations

Sierra, T. and Casden, J. (2011). "Mobile Enhanced Access to Archives and Special Collections", LYRASIS Technology Ideas and Insights Series, Elon, NC, August 4, 2011.

Sierra, T. (2010). "Opportunities for Mobile Enhanced Library Services and Collections", Digital Libraries a la Carte, International Ticer School, Tilburg, Netherlands, July 29, 2010.

Sierra, T., Dietz, B., and Wust, M. (2010). "Location-aware Digital Collections: Opportunities and Challenges", Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) Annual Meeting 2010, Chapel Hill, NC, July 19, 2010.

Sierra, T. (2010). "Opportunities for Mobile Enhanced Library Services and Collections", Johns Hopkins University Libraries Assembly 2010, Baltimore, MD, May 21, 2010.

Sierra, T. and Wust, M. (2010). "Geotagging, Geolocation, and Augmented Reality: Opportunities for Libraries to Create In Situ Learning Experiences", Academic Librarians 2010 Conference, Ithaca, NY, June 8, 2010.

Sierra, T. (2010). "Opportunities for Mobile Enhanced Library Services and Collections", Johns Hopkins University Libraries Assembly 2010, Baltimore, MD, May 21, 2010.

Woodbury, D. and Casden, J. (2010). "Providing Mobile Web Library Services", The Education Institute, April 20, 2010.

Sierra, T. (2009). "Mobile Library Projects at North Carolina State University", Coalition for Networked Information Fall 2009 Task Force Meeting, Washington, DC, December 15, 2009.

Sierra, T. and Wust, M. (2009). "Towards Mobile Enhanced Digital Collections", The Second International m-Libraries Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 24, 2009.


Last updated: August 2, 2011