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  • 1. Libraries and Second Life Susan Acampora Systems Librarian The College of New Rochelle April, 2010
  • 2.  
  • 3. WELCOME!
  • 4.  
  • 5. Presentation Resources
    • http:// libraryguides.cnr.edu/secondlife
  • 6. Where is Virtual Reality? L'atmosphère: météorologie populaire - Camille Flammarion, 1888 Image from Wikipedia
  • 7. Second Life http:// www.secondlife.com
  • 8. Imagined, Owned, Created by Users
  • 9. A Virtual Class at InfoIsland
  • 10. A Conference Presentation
  • 11. SL grew out of gaming tradition but it is not a game.
  • 12. www.virtualworldsreview.com/
  • 13. Rather, SL is…a MUVE a Multi-User Virtual Environment
  • 14. Owned envisioned, created and managed by SL users.
  • 15.
    • SL is made up of scores of digital land parcels called islands that together form “the grid” or the whole of SL.
  • 16.  
  • 17.  
  • 18. Avatars can… Do much the same things “in-world” as they do elsewhere…
  • 19. and we can fly…
  • 20. The 3D Web
  • 21. A Bit of SL History
  • 22. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson 1992
  • 23. Philip Rosedale -In 1999 opened Linden Labs, on Linden Alley in San Francisco. -Evolved his early virtual world experiments into Second Life.
  • 24. Second Life was originally called Linden World
  • 25. A complex, interactive community.
  • 26. Second Life, Learning and Libraries
  • 27. The Horizon Report
  • 28. Praise for Virtual Worlds
      • “ … they are growing in popularity because they combine many of the elements that make Web 2.0 really exciting: social networking, the ability to share rich media seamlessly, the ability to connect with friends, a feeling of presence, and a connection to the community.
      • http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2007_Horizon_Report.pdf
      • “ Over 200 academic institutions in SL as of 2008.”
      • Pathfinder Linden
  • 29. NMC : New Media Consortium
  • 30. A Class at NMC Campus http:// sl.nmc.org /about/
  • 31. NMC Movie “Seriously Engaging: The Story of the NMC Campus in Second Life”
      • NMC Blog: The Campus Observer sl.nmc.org /
    http://sl.nmc.org/2006/06/12/seriously-engaging-movie/
  • 32. Second Life Acknowledges and Supports Education
    • SLED Second Life for Educators Web Site http:// secondlife.com /education
    •   SLED Blog
      • https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/community/education
    • SLED Listserv
      • https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/educators
  • 33. SL-EDucators maintain a SLED Wiki http:// www.simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title = Second_Life_Education_Wiki
  • 34. Central Florida Memory Project www.cfm.org
  • 35.  
  • 36. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LQKklJrIS0
  • 37. Smithsonian Institution Latino Virtual Museum
  • 38.  
  • 39.  
  • 40.  
  • 41. Exhibit of Posters from the Division of Community Education of Puerto Rico
  • 42. San Jose State University GSLIS
  • 43.  
  • 44. SJSU Library Student at Work
  • 45.  
  • 46. What Are Librarians Doing in SL?
  • 47.  
  • 48. Reference Local Chat, IM, Group IM, Voice
  • 49. Building Collections
  • 50. Volunteer Work
  • 51. Events
  • 52. A concert at Innovation Island
  • 53. Classes
  • 54. Planning for the Future
  • 55.
    • Research and Development
        • Exploring and Integrating New Tools for Better Information Delivery
  • 56. Information Delivery
  • 57. Reference Services
  • 58. The Use of Digital Objects
  • 59. Linking to Notecards
  • 60. Linking to Places Via Teleport
  • 61. Teleport Directory
  • 62. Teleport to Subject Library
  • 63. Objects Linking to Media: Slideshows Library Events History of Virtual Reality
  • 64. Objects Linking to Video
  • 65. Objects Linking to Web Sites
  • 66. That launch your web browser and bring you to a website.
  • 67. Architecture as Information The Environment Speaks for Itself
  • 68. Sistine Chapel at Vassar The Environment speaks for itself
  • 69.  
  • 70. The Globe Theatre
  • 71. A Walk Through Vincent’s Starry Night
  • 72. St. Pauls Cathedral
  • 73. Immersive Learning Environments Role Playing and Re-enactments
  • 74.  
  • 75. Jousting on Renaissance Island
  • 76. The Land of Lincoln
  • 77. Visit Ancient Rome
  • 78.  
  • 79.  
  • 80. Systems Integration
  • 81. SLOODLE which combines Second Life with the Moodle learning management system. http://web.me.com/dlaks/FSO_Blog/LMO/Entries/2009/5/3_Future_Trends.html
  • 82. The New SL Viewer 2 Beta
    • In addition to improved features for users to manage their second life experience including:
      • A browser-like navigation bar with forward and back buttons
      • Save favorites and review teleport history
      • Side Bar with navigation tools
      • Search function now powered by Google Search Appliance technology for ease in finding friends, places, and things to do
    • NOW with Shared Media™Content creators can place Web pages, video, Flash content, and other web media, onto any surface in Second Life
  • 83. Libraries in Second Life
  • 84. Two Major Library Initiatives The Alliance Virtual Library The Alexandrian Free Library Consortium
  • 85. Alliance Virtual Library
    • Alliance Virtual Library
      • Alliance Library System of Peoria Illinois spearheaded by Lori Bell/Lorelei Junot
      • Second Life Library Project
      • Started with InfoIsland and evolved to 43 island Archipelago
      • Staffed by international volunteers 80 hrs/week
      • Partnered with
        • Non Profit (ALA)
        • Educational Institutions (SJSU)
        • Government Agencies (CDC)
    • Main Islands
      • Info Island International
      • Info Island 1, 2
      • Infotainment
      • Innovation Island
      • Cybrary City, 1 and 2
      • Ala Arts/Info island
      • Renaissance Island
      • Health Info Island
      • Educ Islands 1,2,3,4
  • 86.  
  • 87. Info Island Foster Library
    • Library collections on agriculture, art and crafts, astronomy, fashion, geography, history, math, military science, sports, veterinary science, world literature.
  • 88. Info Island International
  • 89. Information, Communications and Technology Library
    • General Info Tech Resources and Teacher’s Toolkits
    • SL guides to building, scripting, appearances
    • Vendor Products Links
    • Freeware
  • 90. Sci Fi and Fantasy Portal
    • A Tribute to Snow Crash
  • 91. Peace Park – Religious Resources
  • 92.  
  • 93. Health Info Island
    • The Consumer Health and Medical Libraries - CDC
  • 94. Rachelville Childrens Library A whimsical environment of creatures, castles, secret gardens embedded with links to children’s and young adult literature
  • 95. Mystery Manor
  • 96. The Alexandrian Free Library Consortium
  • 97.
    • AFLC
    • A consortium of community-based libraries.
            • Affiliated with:
            • -Alliance Virtual Library,
            • -The Second Life Library Project,
            • -Information Island.
    • Provides services and resources suited to the various theme-based communities they serve.
  • 98. Caledon
  • 99. A community dedicated to the 19 th century imagination.
  • 100. Caledon Library Director JJ Drinkwater
  • 101. The Caledon Whitehorn Library
  • 102. The Madam Curie Library
  • 103.  
  • 104. Library Reading Room
  • 105. Winterfell
  • 106. “ Winterfell is a twilight dream realm…”
  • 107. “ A gothic fantasy region inspired by the magnificence of medieval castles…”
  • 108. The Alexandrian Free Library Consortium “ and the romantic elegance of Victorian manors…”
  • 109. The Alexandrian Free Library Consortium “ basking in the splendor of twilight…”
  • 110. “ Designed and inspired by stories, dreams and creative interpretations of reality.”
  • 111. With a magestic Library
  • 112. Amatsu Shima Heavenly Island
  • 113. An Asian inspired community devoted to tranquility, creativity, and reflection
  • 114. Filled with exquisite scenery
  • 115. Getting Started
  • 116.  
  • 117. Art Gallery
  • 118. Exhibit: The Dreams of Children
  • 119. Getting Started Gathering Spaces
  • 120. Getting Started
  • 121. Exquisite Resources
  • 122.  
  • 123. New Toulouse
  • 124. Dedicated to the spirit of New Orleans, LA and its surrounding swamplands and bayous from 1890-1920
  • 125. Complete with a re-creation of the famous New Orleans cemeteries
  • 126. Cobblestone streets and shops
  • 127. Take a Ride on the Streetcar Named Desire
  • 128. Relax in a Café Listen to Radio Riel
  • 129. Visit The Toussaint L'Overture Community Library
  • 130. New Toulouse Library
  • 131. Collections
  • 132. Library Galleries
  • 133. A Special Collection
  • 134. Louis Armstrong Exhibit and Dance
  • 135. Louis Armstrong Exhibit
  • 136. Getting Started
    • Go to http:// secondlife.com
    • Check the Technical Specifications
    • Register free account
    • Create an Avatar
    • Download the Second Life Viewer
    • Log in to enter Second Life
    • Arrive at Orientation Island to learn the basics of getting around, chatting, etc.
  • 137. Virtual Ability http://virtualability.org/
        • An Island dedicated to assisting people with disabilities explore and integrate into virtual worlds.
        • AN EXCELLENT SITE FOR ALL BEGINNERS IN SL
      • Provides lessons, exercises and tests
      • Ends with
        • a free shopping spree to help develop appearance
        • a Mentor section where you may ask questions
  • 138. Learn to Move
  • 139. Manage Your Appearance
  • 140. Learn to Communicate, Make Friends, Join Groups
  • 141. Navigate
  • 142. Control Your Perspective
  • 143. Learn to Fly
  • 144. Dance
  • 145. More Help Getting Started F1
    • SL Support Portal
      • http:// secondlife.com /support
        • Knowledge Base
        • Second Life Support Videos
    • SL Blogs and Wikis and Forums
      • https:// blogs.secondlife.com /
      • http:// wiki.secondlife.com/wiki /
      • http:// forums.secondlife.com /
    • New Media Consortium Training Videos
      • http:// sl.nmc.org/wiki/Intro_videos
    • Videos – You Tube – SL Tutorials
    • http:// www.youtube.com/results?search_type =& search_query = second+life+tutorial&aq =f
    • SL’s Guide to Getting Started
      • http://static-secondlife-com.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/Second_Life_Quickstart.pdf
  • 146. Join me in Second Life
    • New Toulouse Community Library
    • And The CNR Library Annex, our latest endeavor