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A Second Life for the archivist: what do we have to look for in virtual worlds?

A Second Life for the archivist: what do we have to look for in virtual worlds?



KVAN Conference, May 30th 2007

KVAN Conference, May 30th 2007



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    A Second Life for the archivist: what do we have to look for in virtual worlds? A Second Life for the archivist: what do we have to look for in virtual worlds? Presentation Transcript

    • Content of the letter
      • Web 2.0
      • E-communities
      • Virtual worlds: Second Life
      • Web 3.D
    • Web 2.0 The new version of the web?
      • Eh… so what was Web 1.0 then?
      • Did I miss something already?
      • Movie: Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us / ing Us
      • Web 2.0
      • Wikipedia
      Web 1.0 Britannica
    • Web 2.0 Some characteristics
      • Internet as a desktop application instead of static websites
      • Working together online, seeing and sharing
      • Most of all characterized through virtual communities (e-communities)
      • Social interaction
    • Web 2.0 Some example applications
      • Wiki’s ( Limburg Genealogy Wiki *): share knowledge
      • Flickr ( Picture Australia ): share pictures
      • YouTube : share movies
      • Rss ( Netvibes , ArchivesBlogs ): share news
      • Del.icio.us ( tags ): share favorites
      • Mashup ( Crime map *): combining information
      • * Dutch website
    • Web 2.0 Social interaction
      • Virtual worlds ( Second Life ): share world
      • Hyves and Zooof : share friends and family
      • Weblogs ( The Digital Archivist ): share thoughts
      • Discussion groups ( Genealogy Benelux *)
      • Forums
      • Instant messaging and chatting ( Meebo , Al@din* )
      • * Dutch website
    • E-communities …according to Wikipedia
      • Virtual communities consist of people, who communicate and/or work together, through the internet or another information technology, instead of meeting each other in real life
      • (Translation of Dutch version of Wikipedia)
    • E-communities Some characteristics
      • It is about the people, not the software
      • It is about the social network, not the techniques
      • Key word: together
      • A community usually uses different kinds of techniques:
      • discussion groups, websites, databases and so on
    • E-communities A complicated/simple* example
      • Our study center isn’t their study center anymore… Their study center is more and more an e-community!
      • Forget about the building, the public rooms, the study center, the archives…
      • … but remember the ideas behind them!
      • (Dutch websites will follow)
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    • Virtual worlds
      • Look like a game… but most certainly are not!
      • Have no predefined mission, no goals, no beginning and no ending
      • Are mini worlds, that are designed, built and occupied by their residents
      • Are first of all new platforms for communicating, working, learning, sharing and so on
    • Virtual worlds Second Life
      • In Second Life there are:
      • Casino’s
      • Sex clubs
      • Criminals
      • So… what do archivists have to look for there?
    • Virtuele werelden Second Life
      • Well… in Second Life there are also:
      • Governments
      • Libraries
      • Museums
      • Education organisations
      • And… customers… more and more in the future!
      • Christi Janus in Second Life: ‘…to boldly go where no archivist has gone before!’
      • Info Island is thé place to be for librarians, educators and so on (May 28th 2007)
      • The main library on Info Island will soon be redesigned again (April 15th 2007)
      • Just two days old… and already having a tour through the library (February 3th 2007)
      • Book discussion at the Open Air Auditorium on Info Island (February 10th 2007)
      • Hard work during a celebration weekend: one year of Info Island (May 19th 2007)
      • Every month the reference librarians discuss almost everything (April 15th 2007)
      • Searching for myself, in Real Life and Second Life, with the SLQ infoStation
      • Chatting with Hallie, a Second Life Chatbot with Artificial Intelligence (May 28th 2007)
      • The genealogists were ahead of the archivists… in Second Life (February 28th 2007)
      • Information about archives, photos and links on Jewish genealogy (May 28th 2007)
      • Archivists talking about a mission, displays, buildings and so on (March 18th 2007)
      • As far as I know, the first archives coming to Second Life (April 22th 2007)
      • And what does an archivist do when he has his day off…?
    • Web 3.D Is Second Life the future?
      • Second Life is…
      • At this moment the ultimate, visual form of an e-community
      • Probably not the future… but virtual worlds are… at least a part of that!
      • Is most of all a testing area, a play ground… a place to get experience
    • Web 3.D Is Web 3.D the future?
      • Integration of the internet and virtual worlds ?
      • Internet :
      • Good for content, for texts, images, movies and databases
      • Virtual worlds:
      • Good for communication, for networks, presentations, group learning, working together and social contacts
      • Follow me during my explorations!
      • The Digital Archivist
      • http://digitalearchivaris.blogspot.com
      • Or travel with me!
      • IM me in-world as Christi Janus