Academic Library Technology Lending Programs Increasingly Feature Virtual Reality

Primary Research Group Inc. has published the: Survey of Academic Library Leadership: Plans for Virtual Reality Technology in the Library, ISBN 978-157440-590-3

This report  presents data from 116 academic library directors, deans and other high level officials about their current use of and plans for virtual reality technology in the library. The study furnishes detailed data on the percentage of libraries who consider virtual reality a priority for their libraries, and to what extent.  It includes data on  academic library spending on virtual technology over the past two years, and plans for spending over the next two years.   The study also looks at the type of equipment desired by the libraries, and the departments of the library entrusted with virtual reality technology development. Survey participants also discuss the subject disciplines and other college and university departments most interested in using virtual reality technology in or from the library. The study’s findings are highlighted in 28 tables and 12 graphs and charts.

Just a few of the study’s many findings are that:

Male directors and deans were more interested than female directors and deans in developing virtual reality technology.

Close to 14% of respondents said that their library technology lending programs included virtual reality goggles or other virtual reality technology.

Survey participants expected virtual reality spending to more than double over the next two years.

A PDF version of this 38-page report is currently available from Primary Research Group for $95.00 and a print version at the same price is in development and will be available for shipment on July 7, 2019 and can be ordered now.  Site licenses are also available.  To view a table of contents and excerpt, and a list of participants, view the product page for this report on our website at:

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