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

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

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Second Life and Virtual Reference: Are We There Yet? Second Life and Virtual Reference: Are We There Yet? Presentation Transcript

  • Second Life & Virtual Reference: Are We There Yet? AALL Annual Meeting 2008, Session G-5 Meg Kribble - kribblem@nsu.law.nova.edu Emerging Technologies, Reference, & Instructional Services Librarian Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • What is Second Life?
  • Like games, but different
  • Interact with avatars
  • IM-style chat or voice option
  • Photo by wiccked on Flickr http://flickr.com/photos/wiccked/88501680/
  • No!
  • Unnecessary layers
  • Patrons not there
  • Patrons not there
  • Computer and software requirements
  • Learning curve