Breaking Rules, Building
Virtual Bridges:
Using Second Life for
Information Awareness in
the Enterprise

Scott Brown, MLIS...
How did we get here?
• Unique corporate characteristics




                                                              ...
How did we get here?
• Unique corporate characteristics
• Digital Libraries & Research staff with “inquiring minds”




  ...
How did we get here?
    Unique corporate characteristics
•
    Digital Libraries & Research staff with “inquiring minds”
...
What did we do?
• Baby steps
  > Part 1 and 2 – part 1 non-threatening and familiar
• Adapted already-existing content



...
What did we do?
• Baby steps
  > Part 1 and 2 – part 1 non-threatening and familiar
• Adapted already-existing content
• C...
What did we do?
• Baby steps
  > Part 1 and 2 – part 1 non-threatening and familiar
• Adapted already-existing content
• C...
What did we do?
• Baby steps
  > Part 1 and 2 – part 1 non-threatening and familiar
• Adapted already-existing content
• C...
What did we do?
• Baby steps
  > Part 1 and 2 – part 1 non-threatening and familiar
• Adapted already-existing content
• C...
Results
• It felt like a physical setting




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     ...
The “aha”!




• quot;I felt like I was in the room. It was amazing to be
  sitting next to someone while watching the spe...
Learnings




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Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
Bridge the gap and find your niche




                                                            13
          Sun Propri...
Think differently about learning in
Second Life




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      ...
Think differently about learning in
Second Life




                                                             15
      ...
Think differently about learning in
Second Life




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      ...
Think differently about what you
can provide




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         ...
Partnering is essential for success




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           Sun Pro...
Events are a great entry point into
Second Life




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      ...
The technology is still evolving




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           Sun Propri...
Effective participation requires
even more of a team effort




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Resource links
 • Digital Libraries & Research blog:
   http://blogs.sun.com/library
 • Virtual Worlds at Sun blog: http:/...
Scott Brown | scott.brown@sun.com
Sun Learning Services - Digital Libraries & Research
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
http://blogs...
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Using Second Life for Information Awareness in the Enterprise

  1. 1. Breaking Rules, Building Virtual Bridges: Using Second Life for Information Awareness in the Enterprise Scott Brown, MLIS Senior Information Specialist Digital Libraries & Research Sun Microsystems, Inc. Broomfield, CO, USA scott.brown@sun.com
  2. 2. How did we get here? • Unique corporate characteristics 2 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  3. 3. How did we get here? • Unique corporate characteristics • Digital Libraries & Research staff with “inquiring minds” 3 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  4. 4. How did we get here? Unique corporate characteristics • Digital Libraries & Research staff with “inquiring minds” • Executive leadership • Executive mandate • 4 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  5. 5. What did we do? • Baby steps > Part 1 and 2 – part 1 non-threatening and familiar • Adapted already-existing content 5 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  6. 6. What did we do? • Baby steps > Part 1 and 2 – part 1 non-threatening and familiar • Adapted already-existing content • Called for help! HELP! 6 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  7. 7. What did we do? • Baby steps > Part 1 and 2 – part 1 non-threatening and familiar • Adapted already-existing content • Called for help! • Called for help again! HELP! 7 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  8. 8. What did we do? • Baby steps > Part 1 and 2 – part 1 non-threatening and familiar • Adapted already-existing content • Called for help! • Called for help again! • What does success look like? 8 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  9. 9. What did we do? • Baby steps > Part 1 and 2 – part 1 non-threatening and familiar • Adapted already-existing content • Called for help! • Called for help again! • What does success look like? > Hint: it looks different 9 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  10. 10. Results • It felt like a physical setting 10 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  11. 11. The “aha”! • quot;I felt like I was in the room. It was amazing to be sitting next to someone while watching the speaker!quot; 11 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  12. 12. Learnings 12 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  13. 13. Bridge the gap and find your niche 13 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  14. 14. Think differently about learning in Second Life 14 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  15. 15. Think differently about learning in Second Life 15 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  16. 16. Think differently about learning in Second Life 16 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  17. 17. Think differently about what you can provide 17 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  18. 18. Partnering is essential for success 18 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  19. 19. Events are a great entry point into Second Life 19 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  20. 20. The technology is still evolving 20 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  21. 21. Effective participation requires even more of a team effort 21 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  22. 22. Resource links • Digital Libraries & Research blog: http://blogs.sun.com/library • Virtual Worlds at Sun blog: http://blogs.sun.com/vw • Project Wonderland blog: http://blogs.sun.com/wonderland • Sun's Immersive Special Interest Group http://sun- isig.org/ • Search for Sun Microsystems in SL Search > Places and visit 22 Sun Proprietary/Confidential: Internal Use Only
  23. 23. Scott Brown | scott.brown@sun.com Sun Learning Services - Digital Libraries & Research Sun Microsystems, Inc. http://blogs.sun.com/library Information | Inspiration | Innovation

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