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A slightly re-organized version of the slides I used for a Second Life workshop for the Northeast Florida Library Information Network (NEFLIN) on August 28, 2007.

A slightly re-organized version of the slides I used for a Second Life workshop for the Northeast Florida Library Information Network (NEFLIN) on August 28, 2007.

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Second Life: Virtual Libraries in a Virtual World Second Life: Virtual Libraries in a Virtual World Presentation Transcript

  • Second Life: Virtual Libraries in a Virtual World NEFLIN Workshop – August 28, 2007 Meg Kribble aka Anne Idler Reference Librarian Nova Southeastern University Law Library & Technology Center
  • M ulti- U ser V irtual E nvironment
  • No Rules!
  • “ The only limit is your imagination!”
  • Why NOT to be in Second Life
    • “ It’s where the users are.”
    • Toyota, IBM, Adidas, etc. are there.
    • It’s Library 2.0!
    • It increases access.
    • It doesn’t take much time or skill...
    • from Kathryn Greenhill, “Six Very Bad Reasons to Have a Library Branch in Second Life,” Librarians Matter available at http://tinyurl.com/2f5895.
  • Why? New Frontier
  • Why? Experience a New Interface
  • Why? Learn New Skills
  • Why? Integration with LMS
  • Why? Distance Education and events
  • Why? Relate to Gamers
  • Why? Global Networking
    • Second Life groups for libraries
    • Librarians of Second Life:
    • 500+ members
    • Second Life Library 2.0 (friends group):
    • 1100+ members
    • As of June 1, 2007
  • Why? Global Networking
  • Library Club TX950
  • Why? Collaboration
  • Why? Show Off Special Collections
    • “ 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
    • Community Manager
    • Linden Lab
  • Obstacles – Computer Specs
  • Obstacles – Grid Downtime
  • Obstacles – Learning Curve
  • Obstacles – “Sleaze Factor”
  • Obstacles – Glitches/Lag
  • Obstacle: Griefing
    • Antidotes:
    • Sit down--anywhere
    • Teleport away
    • Log out
  • Obstacle: Unnecessary Simulation of Real Life
  • Obstacle: Where is Everyone?
  • Obstacles – Finding the Good Stuff
  • Getting Started – Logging In
  • Orientation Island – Welcome!
  • Orientation Island – Appearance
  • Evolution of an Avatar
  • Orientation Island - Communication
  • Orientation Island – Move
  • Orientation Island – Search
  • Learning More – Help Island
  • Campus Second Life Sandbox
  • Second Life - Where to next?
  • Second Life Sims – Bedrock
  • Second Life Sims – Roma
  • Second Life Sims - Renaissance Island
  • Second Life Sims – Caledon
  • Second Life Sims - Starfleet
  • Go
  • Groups
  • Profile
  • Appearance
  • Take Off
  • Gestures
  • Friends
  • Avatar Interface 1
  • Avatar Interface 2
  • Object Interface 1
  • Object Interface 2
  • Object Interface 3
  • Don’t Like the Time of Day?
  • Second Life - The Info Archipelago
    • Alliance Library System Islands:
    • Info Island
    • Info Island 2
    • Health Info Island
    • Cybrary City
    • Cybrary City 2
    • Eduisland
    • Eduisland 2
    • ALA/Arts Island
    • Imagination Island
      • (Rachelville and Vendor Village)
    • Renaissance Island
    • Eye4YouAlliance Island
      • (Teen Grid)
    • Connected Islands:
    • Commonwealth 1-4
    • Echoditto
    • Info Architecture
    • The Newseum
    • Info Island DK
    • Ed Tech
    • SJSU SLIS
    • Mohawk College
    • UPMC
    • Canada Institute for Scientific & Technical Information
    • EduServ
    • As of March 20, 2007
  • Second Life - The Info Archipelago
  • Cybrary City 1 & 2 Libraries
    • Art Libraries
    • Australian Libraries
    • Canada Nexus
    • Chicago Public Schools
    • Claremont College Digital Library
    • Find It Illinois
    • Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Glenview, IL Public Library
    • IBM Library
    • Johnson and Wales University LIS Department
    • Library and Archives Canada
    • McMaster University
    • Michigan Library Consortium
    • Murdoch University Library, Australia
    • Nebraska Library Commission
    • NSU Law Library
    • Reader's Garden
    • Sloodle Development Center
    • South Carolina State Library
    • Special Librarians in Second Life
    • Stanford Science and Engineering Libraries
    • State Library of Kansas
    • Teen Educators in Second Life
    • Topeka Shawnee County Public Library
    • TX950 Library Club
    • UCLA
    • University College Dublin
    • University of Illinois
    • University of Montevallo Carmichael Library
    • University of North Carolina SLIS
    • University of Plymouth
    • University of South Florida
    • As of May 7, 2007
  • Cybrary City Libraries
  • What Do I Do Next if I’m Interested in…
    • Volunteering on Info Island? IM Willow Kindley
    • Teen Grid? IM BlueWings Hayek
    • Finding a Cybrary City plot? IM Lorelei Junot
    • Building? Visit the Ivory Tower of Primitives and search for free classes
    • Networking? Next Librarians of SL party is Friday Aug 31 at 9pm – toga party!
    • Other Questions? IM Anne Idler
    • or email kribblem@nsu.law.nova.edu
  • The End