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Presented at the Cyber Zed's Shed at ACRL 2007

Presented at the Cyber Zed's Shed at ACRL 2007

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  • Welcome, today I’m speaking about Second Life, Second Life Library 2.0 and the academic libraries and librarians involved in using gaming technology to explore new avenues of outreach, networking, and collaboration.

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  • Second Life: Academic Libraries on the MUVE Presented by: Rhonda B. Trueman Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte, NC March 31, 2007
    • Second Life:
    • 3-D virtual environment (Mulit-User Virtual Environment or MUVE)
    • Populated by over 1.9 users
    • Created by its users
    • Approximately 100 colleges and universities in-world
  • Demographics – Age Groups Linden Labs – “Second Life Virtual Economy Key Metrics (BETA) http://s3.amazonaws.com/static-secondlife-com/_files/xls/SL_Virtual_Economy_Metrics_02-02-07.xls Age Band % of Active 18-24 27.46% 25-34 38.78% 35-44 21.00% 45 + 11.52%
  • Demographics Linden Labs – “Second Life Virtual Economy Key Metrics (BETA) http://s3.amazonaws.com/static-secondlife-com/_files/xls/SL_Virtual_Economy_Metrics_02-02-07.xls   Gender     F M 2007   January 41.11% 58.89% Country % of Residents United States 31.19% France 12.73% Germany 10.46% United Kingdom 8.09% Netherlands 6.55%
    • www.secondlife.com
    • Free basic account
    • Create an avatar
    • Learn Second Life skills
    • Use search to locate areas of interest
    • Explore, learn, meet, chat, discover!
    www.secondlife.com
    • PC Minimum System Requirements:
    • Internet Connection*: Cable or DSL
    • Operating System: Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
      • OR Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4)
    • NOTE: Second Life does NOT currently support Windows Vista
    • Computer Processor: 800MHz Pentium III or Athlon, or better
    • Computer Memory: 256MB or better
    • Video/Graphics Card**:
      • nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better
      • OR ATI Radeon 8500, 9250, or better
    http://secondlife.com/corporate/sysreqs.php
    • Mac Minimum System Requirements:
    • Internet Connection*: Cable or DSL
    • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or better
    • Computer Processor: 1 GHz G4 or better
    • Computer Memory: 512MB or better
    • Video/Graphics Card**:
      • nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better
      • OR ATI Radeon 8500, 9250, or better
    http://secondlife.com/corporate/sysreqs.php
    • Expandable
    • Landscapes
    • Second Life resides and evolves on a Linux scalable server grid.
    • Each server is an unique geographic area.
  • Avatar Customization
  •  
    • Building Tools
    • Building Interface
    • Geometric Primitives
    • are the building blocks
    • of Second Life
    • Collaborative Creation
    • Built-in Custom Scripting Tools
    • Uploadable Textures and Audio
    • Rigid Body Physics Simulation
    • Dynamic
    • lighting and
    • shadowing
    • Realistic
    • weather system
    • Voice capability
    • Alliance Library System:
    • First library to be established in Second Life
    • Volunteer collaboration between academic, public, and special librarians
    • Two projects
    • – Adult Grid with over 5,000 visitors per day
    • – Teen Grid (ages 13-17) with over 1,000 visitors per day
    Lori Bell of ALS, a.k.a Lorelei Junot
    • Staffed by nearly
    • 400 volunteers
          • Librarians
          • Library staff
          • Library students
          • Retired librarians & library Staff
          • Educators
          • Others
  • Alliance Library Systems April 2006 – Rented space May 2006 – InfoIsland Currently: 11 ALS Islands 11 Associated Islands
    • Support academic classes and projects in Second Life
    • Provide access to digital resources
    • Promote academic libraries and institutions
    • Promote library profession
    • Experiment and explore library services in a 3D environment
    • Deliver traditional library services
    Academic Libraries in Second Life
  • Classes and Workshops
    • Second life skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Technology use -
    • graphic software,
    • podcasting,
    • machinima, etc.
  • 3-D Exhibits & Displays
    • Religious Resource Area
    • Marie Antoinette
    • Science Center
    • Color Blindness
    • Alzheimer's
    • Exhibit
    • Digital collections
  • Midnight at the SLL2 Reference Desk
    • Benefits to librarians participating in SLL2
    • Networking
    • Partnerships
    • & Collaboration
    • Events, workshops,
    • discussion groups
    • Meeting space
    • Creative space
    • Coming soon:
    • Continuing education
    • Library education
  • Library Schools in Second Life University of South Florida San Jose State University University of Michigan University of Pittsburgh City University of NY University of Arizona UNC Chapel Hill UNC Greensboro
    • ALA in Second Life
    • ALA Headquarters
    • ALA Washington Office
    • RUSA
    • ASCLA
    Donavan Vicha at the RUSA office 
    • David Lankes from Syracuse University delivered ALA's Washington Office's first interactive presentation in Second Life http://iis.syr.edu/projects/PNOpen/
    • Second Life: Academic Libraries
    • AND Academic Librarians on the MUVE
    • Supporting students and faculty in Second Life
    • Expanding services and exploring new possibilities
    • Promoting libraries and librarians
    • Making connections, learning, and growing!
    • Rhonda Trueman
    • Johnson & Wales
    • University Charlotte
    [email_address] Abbey Zenith on Second Life