University of Rochester Library, River Campus Libraries presentationPresentation Transcript
Carol Perryman, MSLIS TRLN Doctoral Fellow SILS, UNC - Chapel Hill Carolina Keats Consumer & Medical Librarian Coordinator, Consumer Health Projects, Second Life
“ Second Life Residents logged nearly 400 million hours in 2008, growing 61% over 2007.” Copied from https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/features/blog/2009/01/15/
“ User-to-user transactions increased 54% from Q4 2007. In Q4, Residents again spent more than $100 million USD on virtual goods and services in Second Life.” Copied from https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/features/blog/2009/01/15/
Grants written and administered by the Alliance Library System in support of consumer health information services Funding: Greater Midwest Region, National Network of the National Library of Medicine Funding: National Library of Medicine 2008 AIDS Information and Outreach in the Virtual World of Second ……….. Life Providing Consumer Health Outreach and Library Programs to Virtual World Residents in Second Life Libraries on the MUVe: HealthInfo Island to Provide Accessibility Resource Center in Second Life.” Share the Health: Training People with Disabilities and Chronic Medical Conditions on how to Locate Quality Health Information 2006 2007 2008
Second Life Consumer Health Library
Q: What kinds of questions do you get? A: Every kind!
Presentation and forum: Grassroots Advocacy in Second Life Nick Dupree Panel: Principles of Universal Design in a Virtual World
Project Objectives and Accomplishments to be Achieved:
To build an AIDS information and community center in the virtual world of .. Second Life.
To train AIDS/HIV patients, their families, and others on how to search for .. quality information on all aspects of the disease.
To collaborate with other AIDS/HIV and health information agencies to .. provide quality health information.
AIDS.gov provides access to Federal HIV/AIDS information through a variety of new media channels, and supports the use of new media tools by Federal and community partners to improve domestic HIV programs serving minority and other communities most at-risk for, or living with, HIV. The CODE office seeks to partner with students, community members, colleges or universities, faith leaders, HIV/AIDS organizations, and/or others interested in HIV/AIDS outreach efforts. From http://cfar-code.unc.edu/ FightAIDS@Home […] uses your computer's idle cycles to assist fundamental research in discovering new drugs, building on our growing knowledge of the structural biology of AIDS.