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Do we remove all the walls? Second Life Librarianship. Presentation given at VALA conference 5 February 2008. Paper available here: ...

Do we remove all the walls? Second Life Librarianship. Presentation given at VALA conference 5 February 2008. Paper available here: http://www.valaconf.org.au/vala2008/papers2008/20_Greenhill_Final.pdf

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  • Do we remove all the walls? Second Life librarianship Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Kathryn Greenhill Emerging Technologies Specialist Murdoch University February 2008 LibrariansMatter.com Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Let’s fly Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • (embedded video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aI5zQtRh9E Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
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    • Definition - MUVE
    • Limitations of Second Life
    • Possibilities for Second Life
    • Australian Libraries Building
    • Library objects
    • Advantages for librarians
    • What we learned
    Outline Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • M ulti U ser V irtual E nvironment MUVE Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • Client/server
    • Real time
    • Multiple user
    • Each user’s own POV
    • 3D rendering
    • Graphics, sound, networking
    • Aim = Immersion
    MUVE elements Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • SL Teen Grid
    • There
    • Habbo Hotel
    • Kaneva
    • Activeworlds
    • Whyville
    • Webkinz
    • Club Penguin
    Other MUVEs Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Limitations of Second Life Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • OVERHYPED Second Life is Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 80 Percent of Active Internet Users Will Have A ``Second Life'' in the Virtual World by the End of 2011 - Gartner
    • Educause/NMC Horizon Report 2007
    But… Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Growth is levelling off Although… Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Source: Linden Labs. Second Life economy posts solid growth in Q4: http://blog.secondlife.com/2008/01/17/second-life-economy-posts-solid-growth-in-q4/ Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Where our users are NOT Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Library 2.0 … unless it matches your users’ needs NOT Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • Broadband
    • Fast processor
    • High end graphics card
    Access Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 90% Churn rate Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • Not really…
    • Fewer than 100 people per event per island
    Scalable ? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • … a creepy post-apocalyptic wasteland John Blyberg said it was like …. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • It’s evolving … Remember this …. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com (Audio of dialup modem connecting)
  • Free Full of librarians Has critical mass Available right now It is … Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Worth investigating Can only be understood by doing Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Possibilities of Second Life Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • What can you do in Second Life? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Avatars Islands Buildings Objects Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • Avatars
    • Talk
    • Modify
    • Move
    Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • Objects
    • Build
    • Upload
    • Buy, sell and trade
    • Animate
    • Script
    Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • Environment
    • Streamed media
    • Join groups and network
    • Events
    Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 2003 Second Life April 2006 Shopfront library Oct 2006 Infoisland – 2 islands Nov 2006 Australian Libraries building Feb 2007 9 islands July 2007 40 islands SL Library History Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • What are libraries doing in Second Life? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • Reference
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    • Outreach programs
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    • Collections
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    • Classes and seminars
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  • Slideshare.net Search: sirexkat More on what librarians are doing …. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Australian Libraries Building Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
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  • First – Social, met people Australian Libraries Building Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Second– Did things with objects Australian Libraries Building Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Scripted Objects Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
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  • (embedded video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOh5UF9-kmg Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Advantages for librarians who experiment in Second Life Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Learn new interface Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Understand users who game Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Break down professional isolation Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Increase coding skills Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Fun creative expression Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Join collaborative learning community Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Network about real life library topics Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Find expert professional support Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Nimble thinking and adapatable Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • What we learned about information in a MUVE Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Tom Peters, report into first year of SL library… Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • If Second Life crashed tomorrow, or all users moved away… Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • … thus resulting in tremendous loss of person hours spent building and designing in Second Life, most librarians seem to agree that the experiential and theoretical knowledge gained during this first collective exploration of virtual worlds would be a sufficiently valuable thing to take away to make the project worthwhile “
    Source: Peters, Tom 2007 A Report on the First Year of Operation of the Alliance Second Life Library 2.0 Project also known as the Alliance Information Archipelago: April 11, 2006 Through April 18, 2007 10 August 2007 TAP Information Service, Chicago. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • People want to interact with people
    • Not with things
    It’s a social network Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • If you build it, they MAY come, but you’ll have to be there.
    It’s a social network Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • Events
    • Reference desk
    • Casual get togethers
    • Outdoor settings
    • “ Friending” and using network
    • Collaboration around subject matter, not geography
    • Dance meetings
    • Volunteers working on own interests.
    What works Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • Static collections with no people
    • Closed off buildings
    • Clickable objects without “how to”
    • Solo exploration
    • Buildings without identity
    What doesn’t work Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • Create “willing suspension of disbelief”
    Challenge Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Immersion …. Challenge Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
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  • … vs. possibilities of the interface Challenge Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
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  • Evolution of the building Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
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  • Spot the problem
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    • Questions ?
    Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com