ALS has a 1930s era sim called “Only Yesterday.” Period shops, photography, homes, and other displays give visitors a feel for life in that period.
San Jose State University Graduate School of Library and Information Science built the first library school campus in Second Life with credit classes. University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science offers non-credit classes in virtual world librarianship.
The Illinois State Library received a BIG READ grant from NEH. Funds were used to build Bradburyville, an island with a walk-in book of Fahrenheit 451, a carnival from “Something Wicked this Way Comes,” a theater, and a multimedia museum.
Stepping Into History conference – June 2008
ALS and Learning Times began offering Stepping Into Virtual World conferences beginning in June 2008 to help educators realize the potential of virtual worlds.
There are now 6 Eduislands for universities, non-profits, educators and libraries to rent space near other educators. This is Literature Alive headquarters on Eduisland 2.
Commonwealth Islands provide spaces for non-profits in Second Life.
Stanford University Libraries
Cleveland Public Library
Cybrary City, Cybrary City 2, Talis Cybrary Island
These islands provide space for libraries getting started in Second Life. They can create their own presence and work with other libraries.
Learning Times has 5 museum isles to help museums get started in Second Life
American Library Association
In 2007, graduate students from the SJSU Library School worked with Jeremy Kemp to build ALA Island.
Marc Aronson’s book “Race”
“ Fahrenheit 451” Walkin book on Bradburyville
See scenes and listen to audio from the book
Children’s literature, displays, Rachelville, Secret Garden, Mythica and more
More Imagination Island
Kansas State Library
Interactive British Gothic Mansion
University of Illinois GSLIS non-credit virtual world librarianship classes Introduction to Virtual World Librarianship Technical Skills for Virtual World Librarians How to build your library in Second Life How to work with a class in Second Life
How to set up an educational presence in Second Life
Caledon – Born Digital Libraries
Caledon is a 19 th century Victorian steam punk world
Meet Goody Throckmorton, Information bot
Goody greets visitor s to Renaissance Island. They can choose to take one of several tour s with a horse and carriage. You can also get other info from her.
Smart Investing on Investing Infoisland
ALS received a grant from ALA and FINRA to promote the library as a place for unbiased investing information. ALS had programs in real life, online, and in Second Life.