Getting a Second Life (Ohionet) Part1

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What is Second Life, and how does it relate to libraries? What are libraries already doing in this virtual world (and should mine be there, too)? What's involved in getting involved? Come prepared to toss aside preconceived ideas and assumptions while you get answers to these questions and learn about the world's most popular online virtual environment.

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  • Getting a Second Life (Ohionet) Part1

    1. 1. Laura Solomon / Lebachai Vesta Library Services Manager Ohio Public Library Information Network(OPLIN) [email_address] http://www.librarygeekwoes.com Getting a Second Life: An Introduction to the Metaverse for Libraries PART I
    2. 2. You?
    3. 3. Today we’ll cover…
    4. 4. (Maybe)
    5. 5. Part I <ul><li>What is Second Life? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it take to run? </li></ul><ul><li>The AVL Project </li></ul><ul><li>**BREAK** </li></ul>
    6. 6. Part II <ul><li>Things to think about </li></ul><ul><li>Good and bad reasons to go inworld </li></ul><ul><li>**BREAK** </li></ul>
    7. 7. Part III <ul><li>SL etiquette lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on portion of the class </li></ul><ul><li>Back to RL </li></ul>
    8. 8. What is Second Life ? A 3D online digital world imagined, created and owned by its residents
    9. 9. Virtual world, real dollars
    10. 10. What Second Life isn’t game
    11. 11. What can you do in Second Life?
    12. 12. http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =b72CvvMuD6Q
    13. 14. Webkinz it’s not
    14. 15. Any big names in Second Life? <ul><li>Toyota </li></ul><ul><li>Sun Microsystems </li></ul><ul><li>CNN </li></ul><ul><li>Reuters </li></ul><ul><li>CNET </li></ul><ul><li>NPR </li></ul><ul><li>Adidas </li></ul><ul><li>Reebok </li></ul><ul><li>H&R Block </li></ul><ul><li>Wired </li></ul><ul><li>NASA </li></ul><ul><li>Kraft </li></ul><ul><li>Dell </li></ul><ul><li>SirsiDynix </li></ul><ul><li>Countless colleges & universities </li></ul><ul><li>Many, many more… </li></ul>
    15. 23. Anyone we know? <ul><li>Political candidates </li></ul><ul><li>Big musical names </li></ul><ul><li>Cleveland’s {red} an orchestra </li></ul>
    16. 25. Ann Meyers Medical Center
    17. 26. First Unitarian Church of SL
    18. 28. Temple Beit Israel
    19. 33. American Library Association
    20. 36. Ohio University
    21. 37. Case Western Reserve Library
    22. 38. Appearances can be deceiving
    23. 40. Time for a video! <ul><li>Educational Uses of Second Life </li></ul>
    24. 41. SimTeach wiki <ul><li>http:// simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title = Institutions_and_Organizations_in_SL#LIBRARIES </li></ul>
    25. 42. http://jvwresearch.org/
    26. 45. What does it take to run? <ul><li>Broadband connections </li></ul><ul><li>800MHz Pentium III or Athlon, or better processor </li></ul><ul><li>512M memory (1G recommended) </li></ul><ul><li>Video/graphics card: </li></ul><ul><li>nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>ATI Radeon 8500, 9250, or better </li></ul>
    27. 46. Notes <ul><li>SL is like many pieces of software; not designed for public computing environments </li></ul><ul><li>Constant (mandatory!) updates </li></ul>

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