The IT Division has begun the process of researching how new visualization technologies and learning spaces can play a role in nurturing research, collaboration and innovation within the Alkek Library.
The Committee will be researching other higher education case scenarios and scheduling focus group sessions from faculty and staff to determine the logistics and content for the appropriate space to be determined on the Alkek Library Second Floor.
The Technology and Educational Use
The Visualization walls include energy efficient flat-screen monitors configured to meet the requirements of the users and location. These visualization walls use high-powered computers combined with high-resolution screens that can be combined with interactive touch and 3d technologies.
- Large audience presentation, viewing, and collaboration.
- Information and scientific visualization.
- Viewing advanced digital arts and media.
- Public speaking and showcase events.
Higher Education Institute Examples
University of Texas at El Paso
North Carolina State University Hunt Library
Project Progress and Updates
Sessions will be held:
Focus Group Sessions
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or
Wednesday February 5, 2014. 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sessions will include:
- A brief overview of visualization technologies.
- Examples of current use in higher education.
- Question/Answer and feedback session.
To register for a focus group session please visit
Contact and More Information
For more information about the Alkek Visualization Walls please contact the Library Administration Office at (512) 245-2133.