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Red letter day for Team SCARLET

27 Mar 2013

The University’s SCARLET project – which uses Augmented Reality to bring to life the rare books and manuscripts at the John Rylands Library – has won the award for innovation in higher education.

Augmented Reality (AR) layers information such as audio or computer graphics over real objects. SCARLET investigated the use of AR to enhance students’ use of special collections materials in libraries.

The team was presented with an Education Innovation Conference and Exhibition (EICE) Award by technology journalist Spencer Kelly, of BBCclick.

The awards were recognise the innovation already happening with technology in learning establishments and to celebrate excellence within primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, universities and training providers.

Dr Jackie Carter, Learning and Teaching and Social Science Data manager at the national data centre MIMAS, based at Manchester, said: “This is an enormous accolade. A hearty congratulations to the team here at Mimas and across the University.”