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Second Life, Libraries, Universities and Murdoch University Library

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Presentation at the Queensland University Libraries Office of Communication event, Social Software in Libraries, Wednesday 9th October 2007.

Presentation at the Queensland University Libraries Office of Communication event, Social Software in Libraries, Wednesday 9th October 2007.

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  • Today, I’m going to take you for a visit to Second Life, but first I’m going to talk about What is Second Life ? Library Services in Second Life Advantages to librarians. Demonstration Questions and discussion Feel free to ask for factual clarification as we go along…but let’s save discussion for the end.
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    • 1.
      • Second Life
      • Librarians
      • Universities
      • Murdoch University Library
      Kathryn Greenhill, Murdoch University Library October 2007 Slides at: LibrariansMatter.com Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 2. Who am I ? Australian Libraries Building Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 3. What is Second Life? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 4. A 3D Online Digital World Imagined, Created and Owned by its residents MUVE : Multi User Virtual Environment Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 5. Avatars Islands Buildings Objects Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 6.
      • YES
      • Graphic, user controlled interface
      • Avatars
      • Inventory
      • Interact with environment
      • Interact with others
      Isn’t it just a game ?
      • NO
      • No rules
      • No points
      • No strategy
      • No win/lose
      • No start and end
      Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 7.
      • Avatars
      • Talk
      • Modify
      • Move
      What do you do Second Life ? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 8.
      • Objects
      • Build
      • Upload
      • Buy, sell and trade
      • Animate
      • Script
      Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 9.
      • Environment
      • Streamed media
      • Join groups and network
      • Events
      Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 10. Librarians Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 11. Information Archipelago
      • April 2006 Shopfront
      • Sept. 2006 2 islands
      • February 2007 9 islands
      • July 2007 Over 40 islands
      Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 12.
      • Reference
      Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 13.
      • Outreach
      Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 14.
      • Collections
      Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 15.
      • Classes and Seminars
      Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 16. Universities Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 17. Australian Universities
      • USQ – Terra incognita
      • QUT – Law Faculty
      • RMIT
      • AFTRS
      • Monash
      • Griffiths
      • Murdoch
      • (CSIRO and ABC)
      Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 18. What are they doing?
      • Presentations
      • Teaching
      • Conferences
      • International Networking
      • Showcasing University
      • Replicating physical layout
      • Showing new buildings
      Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 19. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 20. Murdoch University Library Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 21. Murdoch University Library: Discovering your Second Life Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 22. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 23. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 24. Murdoch University Open Day 2007 Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 25. http://murdochsecondlife.pbwiki.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiH7dkOVaLc Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 26. Murdoch University Island Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 27. Delivered 28 Sept 2007 Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 28. ICT333 / TLC277 6 students Job interview simulation Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    • 29.
      • Contact me.
      • Kathryn Greenhill
      • Second life name: Emerald Dumont
      • http://librariansmatter.com
      • [email_address]
      Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

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