A library "page" is a person who puts books back on shelves, organizes, and makes sure every book is in the right location. Working as a "page" in a library is a tedious, task never-ending, job. The process of organizing the books on the shelf, to make sure they are in order, is called "reading the stacks," for those who do not know. In decades, nothing has changed to help our weary pages.
Bo Brinkman, associate professor from Miami University, is attempting to change everything with his augmented reality (AR) app called ShelvAR. This AR system lets anyone use a phone or tablet to view a shelf, and it shows which books are out of place. The biggest challenges Brinkman admitted was tagging all the book with special AR codes. Like the Dewey Decimal System, Something like this will be attached to the spines as books are processed, I am sure. The next step is to increase the speed of the system, and widen the identification of the misplaced books. Great work, I look forward to seeing more on this one.
Library, sad, fact: All my nieces and nephews have no knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System. All of their research is done online now. A sad state of affairs, indeed.