Hi, my name is Zack Lischer-Katz and my official position here at OU Libraries is “CLIR Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Virtual Reality Preservation and Archiving for the Sciences.” This is a two-year fellowship through the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), with funding from the Sloan Foundation. My work involves developing guidelines, specifications and the technologies necessary to support the preservation of digital content and technologies related to VR. As of now, common standards and best practices for the archiving and preservation of VR-related data have not been widely adopted, offering a variety of preservation challenges. This is a problem if OU Libraries is going to be able to support campus-wide research and teaching that is beginning to use these types of emerging technologies.

You can check out my other research at http://zacklischerkatz.com