Energize! Teleporting to Second Life:  Exploring the Legal and Library Communities  in a Virtual World <ul><li>AALL Annual...
Dwight Schrute explains…
Yes, there are obstacles
“ There was a day when I looked forward to my browser  not taking several minutes to load. . . . We're not World of Warcra...
So, why explore Second Life?
Experience a new interface
Learn new skills
Distance events
Networking
Fun
Collaboration
Virtual field trips
Teaching real life legal concepts
Exploring virtual world law <ul><li>'Stranger than  Fiction': Taxing Virtual Worlds, Leandra Lederman, Indiana University ...
Evolution of the NSU Law Library in Second Life
First building on Cybrary City
Larger building on Cybrary City II
Flat, static displays
Old school OPAC link
Current build: modular
Lessons learned:  no walls, no doors, no stairs--and more fun!
Cabana courthouse
The future
Vivaty, Lively
Thank you A current version of these slides will be available at  http://slideshare.net/mak506/
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Energize! Exploring Legal and Library Communities in a Virtual World

  1. 1. Energize! Teleporting to Second Life: Exploring the Legal and Library Communities in a Virtual World <ul><li>AALL Annual Meeting 2008, Session I-2 </li></ul><ul><li>Meg Kribble aka “Anne Idler” </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Technologies, Reference, & Instructional Services Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. Dwight Schrute explains…
  3. 3. Yes, there are obstacles
  4. 4. “ There was a day when I looked forward to my browser not taking several minutes to load. . . . We're not World of Warcraft. We're not structured like any game. Second Life is a 3-D version of your browser in 1993.” --Jean Miller , Linden Lab Community Manager, February 2007
  5. 5. So, why explore Second Life?
  6. 6. Experience a new interface
  7. 7. Learn new skills
  8. 8. Distance events
  9. 9. Networking
  10. 10. Fun
  11. 11. Collaboration
  12. 12. Virtual field trips
  13. 13. Teaching real life legal concepts
  14. 14. Exploring virtual world law <ul><li>'Stranger than Fiction': Taxing Virtual Worlds, Leandra Lederman, Indiana University </li></ul><ul><li>The Virtual World as a Company Town - Freedom of Speech in Massively Multiple Online Role Playing Games, Peter S. Jenkins, York University </li></ul><ul><li>Leave Those Orcs Alone: Property Rights in Virtual Worlds, Kevin Edward Deenihan, UCLA </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Social Contracts: The Contractual Governance of Online Communities, Joshua Fairfield, Indiana University </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Worlds: Yet Another Challenge to Intellectual Property Law, Martine Boonk and Arno R. Lodder, Free University of Amsterdam </li></ul>
  15. 15. Evolution of the NSU Law Library in Second Life
  16. 16. First building on Cybrary City
  17. 17. Larger building on Cybrary City II
  18. 18. Flat, static displays
  19. 19. Old school OPAC link
  20. 20. Current build: modular
  21. 21. Lessons learned: no walls, no doors, no stairs--and more fun!
  22. 22. Cabana courthouse
  23. 23. The future
  24. 24. Vivaty, Lively
  25. 25. Thank you A current version of these slides will be available at http://slideshare.net/mak506/
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