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Second Life Libraries for DttP

Second Life Libraries for DttP

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  • 1. Second Life: Libraries, Government, Political Parties in the Virtual World What’s in it for Government Information Librarians? Prepared for DttP ALA GODORT February, 2008 Marcia Meister
  • 2. Getting Started:
    • http://www.secondlife.com/
    • Sign up – it’s free
    • Create your avatar
    • Get oriented in a welcome center
    • Communicate with other avatars via in-world chat, voice, and IM
    • Attend a class, presentation, concert or meeting in real-time
    • Explore!
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  • 4. Second Life Libraries & Info International
    • Alliance Library System leads the way with innovation, creativity and funding
    • Info Island grew into an “information archipelago” and includes a Main library and the Bell library towers with collections developed by volunteer librarians
    • Reference Service is provided by volunteer librarians
    • International areas attract a multi language and cultural audience
    • Programs sponsored include a recent Lit Fest, the Land of Lincoln simulation, a Museum of Music with a multimedia show on the British Invasion
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  • 14. Government Agencies - NOAA
    • NOAA presents interactive displays
    • Weather displays and predictions
    • Experience a hurricane or Tsunami
    • Fly a weather balloon
    • Experience a Tsunami
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  • 19. NASA
    • Interactive displays on space programs
    • Research
    • Weather
    • Conference center
    • Mars simulation, and more
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  • 24. Virtual Congress
    • 110 th Congress swearing in was streamed to SL in a simulation of Capitol Hill
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  • 27. Politics in SL
    • Political candidates and parties in SL
    • Live (virtual) rallies
    • Fund raising
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  • 31. Libraries represented in Second Life
    • ALA
    • Law Libraries
    • Academic Libraries
    • Special Libraries
    • State Libraries
    • Public Libraries
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  • 34. Displays
    • Museums
      • Museum of Music houses an exhibit on the British Invasion
    • Exhibits
      • Cleveland Public Library’s historical photos
    • Celebrations
      • Land of Lincoln simulation of the Lincoln White House opened celebrating the Lincoln inauguration with an authentic period White House
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  • 37. Second Life Explorations captured for DttP The end

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