“ It counts as a library insofar as we intend to store out conference presentations there as well as on our website.” – David Kane, WIT Libraries (Irish consortium of academic libraries)
“ I assume that various excellent Sci-Fi films and TV programs indicated that a Sci-Fi Library would interest people. The popularity of Harry Potter novels and some Steven King novels indicate an interest in Fantasy at the adult level.” – Frances Jaekle
“ Second Life represents a particular opportunity to develop our web presence and make the services and information that CILIP provides available in the virtual world.” – Ian Snowley, CILIP president
“ The Library is aware of what I'm doing: the University Librarian was in the front row for my presentation at our Learning & Teaching Conference. Again, I think they're tacitly supportive, as per the eLearning team. All unofficial at the moment though -- just getting a feel for things.” – Peter Miller, Liverpool University
“ Our LRC Manager has joined our Second Life staff group. I think I’ve also got her interested by telling her about what other library things are going on in SL.” – Pauline Randall, Elmwood College
“ The library is very keen to be involved (and indeed three of their librarians have avatars on our island).
The librarians are using SL for their own staff development – networking with other information professionals around the world and attending meetings / workshops / seminars in-world.” – Peter Twining, Open University
“ The library at Anglia Ruskin is very interested - they are one of the first departments who wanted a demonstration and explanation of SL.
However, they are not sure what SL might do for them - even after looking at various libraries in-world it is not clear what benefits there are over their current provision.” – Mike Hobbs, Anglia Ruskin University
PR value (announce to local press, trade press, customer newsletters, website).
Permanent 24/7 3D multi-user collaborative and interactive exhibition – showcase products, play corporate videos, links to website, brochure handouts.
Business meetings (national/global participants, no conference call/video conferencing costs, save travel costs, better interaction amongst participants, save record of the discussion, watch PowerPoint/video presentation together).