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

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