“Lawyers and Legal Issues in Second Life® and Beyond”
         2009 Law Firm Management Seminar




         July 31, 2009...
Active Worlds                  There.com
 http://www.activeworlds.com    http://www.there.com
 Getty Art Museum in Whyvill...
IBM                                                    SUN
                                                       MICRO-
 ...
Princeton U.       New York Law School       NSU Law School




Examples of universities, libraries and
nonprofit organiza...
“a world imagined & created by its residents”




Surrealist Art Exhibit   NOAA Weather Demo         Reuters News Service
...
IBM Islands on Second Life Map; inset has auditorium detail
Virtual World Information Spaces




   “there's still a personal space issue…”
“the majority of Questions are about SL”
        “a lot of How to's... and Where do I start's”
How to (examples):         ...
To contact me:
   Email: lmon@ci.fsu.edu or SL: Lorri Momiji




Mon, L. (2009). “Questions and Answers in a Virtual World...
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Law Firm Management Seminar 2009

  1. 1. “Lawyers and Legal Issues in Second Life® and Beyond” 2009 Law Firm Management Seminar July 31, 2009, Monterey, California Ida M. Jones Lorri Mon Geri N. Kahn CSU Fresno Florida State U. Attorney at Law
  2. 2. Active Worlds There.com http://www.activeworlds.com http://www.there.com Getty Art Museum in Whyville Whyville http://www.whyville.net Habbo Hotel http://habbo.com * The Blue Book: A Consumer Guide to Virtual Worlds
  3. 3. IBM SUN MICRO- SYSTEMS DELL DELL Second Life CDC http://www.secondlife.com SONY BMG Launched in 2003; 10 million+ registered (6 million unique registered users) free basic accounts in 2006; audio in 2007; over 80 universities, many libraries; 390 square miles of virtual land (6 times the size of D.C.)
  4. 4. Princeton U. New York Law School NSU Law School Examples of universities, libraries and nonprofit organizations in Second Life U. of North Carolina-CH - LIS American Cancer Society Harvard’s Berkman Law School Glenview Public Library San Jose State U- LIS Shawnee-Topeka PL
  5. 5. “a world imagined & created by its residents” Surrealist Art Exhibit NOAA Weather Demo Reuters News Service NOAA Hurricane Sim Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Chinese College Monash U.
  6. 6. IBM Islands on Second Life Map; inset has auditorium detail
  7. 7. Virtual World Information Spaces “there's still a personal space issue…”
  8. 8. “the majority of Questions are about SL” “a lot of How to's... and Where do I start's” How to (examples): Where to (examples): • earn money in SL? • go to learn skills • learn to build or script? • find specific places, e.g. • find clothes/hair? – is there a sim here for.... • dance/stop dancing? – where is … Specialists (law & health/medical librarians) reported more RL questions than generalists (reference librarians, educators): • divorce • disability • diseases and prognoses
  9. 9. To contact me: Email: lmon@ci.fsu.edu or SL: Lorri Momiji Mon, L. (2009). “Questions and Answers in a Virtual World : Educators and Librarians as Information Providers in Second Life.” Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, Volume 2, Number 1 (April 2009). http://www.jvwresearch.org/v2n1_Mon.html

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