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My slides for the AALL 2008 annual meeting session I-2.

My slides for the AALL 2008 annual meeting session I-2.

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  • 1. Energize! Teleporting to Second Life: Exploring the Legal and Library Communities in a Virtual World
    • AALL Annual Meeting 2008, Session I-2
    • Meg Kribble aka “Anne Idler”
    • Emerging Technologies, Reference, & Instructional Services Librarian
    • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
    • [email_address]
  • 2. Dwight Schrute explains…
  • 3. Yes, there are obstacles
  • 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. So, why explore Second Life?
  • 6. Experience a new interface
  • 7. Learn new skills
  • 8. Distance events
  • 9. Networking
  • 10. Fun
  • 11. Collaboration
  • 12. Virtual field trips
  • 13. Teaching real life legal concepts
  • 14. Exploring virtual world law
    • 'Stranger than Fiction': Taxing Virtual Worlds, Leandra Lederman, Indiana University
    • The Virtual World as a Company Town - Freedom of Speech in Massively Multiple Online Role Playing Games, Peter S. Jenkins, York University
    • Leave Those Orcs Alone: Property Rights in Virtual Worlds, Kevin Edward Deenihan, UCLA
    • Anti-Social Contracts: The Contractual Governance of Online Communities, Joshua Fairfield, Indiana University
    • Virtual Worlds: Yet Another Challenge to Intellectual Property Law, Martine Boonk and Arno R. Lodder, Free University of Amsterdam
  • 15. Evolution of the NSU Law Library in Second Life
  • 16. First building on Cybrary City
  • 17. Larger building on Cybrary City II
  • 18. Flat, static displays
  • 19. Old school OPAC link
  • 20. Current build: modular
  • 21. Lessons learned: no walls, no doors, no stairs--and more fun!
  • 22. Cabana courthouse
  • 23. The future
  • 24. Vivaty, Lively
  • 25. Thank you A current version of these slides will be available at http://slideshare.net/mak506/