What is Interactivity and How Much does it Cost? Key ideas of the Novosibirsk Interactive Museum of the Book Concept

ERMOLENKO, Stanislav (2017) What is Interactivity and How Much does it Cost? Key ideas of the Novosibirsk Interactive Museum of the Book Concept. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2017 – Wrocław, Poland – Libraries. Solidarity. Society. in Session 231 - Rare Books and Special Collections.

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What is Interactivity and How Much does it Cost? Key ideas of the Novosibirsk Interactive Museum of the Book Concept

“Priority of preservation over availability” as the main principle of handling a rare and collectible book changed considerably in the digital era. Today, rare books are available to the general audience in the glass shopping windows, but also on the displays of expensive multimedia devices in museums, libraries and archives. Modern multimedia technologies are called interactive, because they enable the viewer to interact with the book’s e-copy – that is, enlarge and diminish the image, elaborately examine small details and similar – and, for instance, augmented reality technology actually makes it possible to see on the modern gadget screens the monuments of the book culture that have not survived. However, multimedia technologies, accompanying equipment and software all have a very high cost. In addition, technologies are continuously upgraded and equipment rapidly becomes obsolete, which ultimately leads to the constant supplementary costs of their maintenance and improvement. The Concept of the Interactive Museum of the Book that is going to appear in Russia, in Siberia, in Novosibirsk in 2018 demonstrates that the notion of “interactivity” is much wider than the “interactive technologies” term and purchasing of the multimedia equipment is the last and not the most important stage of the organization of an interactive book exposition. I suggest considering interactivity as an entire compound of phenomena, qualities and characteristics, rather than in its narrow sense.

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