Ask an Avatar Providing Services in  Second Life   Health Sciences Libraries, University of Michigan
Professional Avatars   <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Shape, skin, hair </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Anima...
Communicating   <ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Voice </li><...
Local Customs <ul><li>Avatar vs RL name </li></ul><ul><li>Personal distance </li></ul><ul><li>Eye gaze </li></ul><ul><li>P...
Real life distractions   <ul><li>Viewing chat history </li></ul><ul><li>Set Away </li></ul><ul><li>Using gestures </li></u...
Disseminating information <ul><li>Creating note cards </li></ul><ul><li>Creating landmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Teleporting s...
Software Problems  <ul><li>Lag </li></ul><ul><li>Crashes </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul>
Griefers <ul><li>Sit down </li></ul><ul><li>Add to Ban List </li></ul><ul><li>Abuse Report </li></ul><ul><li>Contact in-wo...
Gillian Mayman, Whitney Townsend, Jean Song, Mark MacEachern, and Jane Blumenthal, Patricia Anderson Health Sciences Libra...
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Ask an Avatar: Providing Library Services in Second Life

  1. 1. Ask an Avatar Providing Services in Second Life Health Sciences Libraries, University of Michigan
  2. 2. Professional Avatars <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Shape, skin, hair </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Animations </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Life information </li></ul>
  3. 3. Communicating <ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Voice </li></ul>
  4. 4. Local Customs <ul><li>Avatar vs RL name </li></ul><ul><li>Personal distance </li></ul><ul><li>Eye gaze </li></ul><ul><li>Private acts in private </li></ul><ul><li>places </li></ul>
  5. 5. Real life distractions <ul><li>Viewing chat history </li></ul><ul><li>Set Away </li></ul><ul><li>Using gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous dissemination of information </li></ul>
  6. 6. Disseminating information <ul><li>Creating note cards </li></ul><ul><li>Creating landmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Teleporting someone else </li></ul>
  7. 7. Software Problems <ul><li>Lag </li></ul><ul><li>Crashes </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul>
  8. 8. Griefers <ul><li>Sit down </li></ul><ul><li>Add to Ban List </li></ul><ul><li>Abuse Report </li></ul><ul><li>Contact in-world liaison for help </li></ul>
  9. 9. Gillian Mayman, Whitney Townsend, Jean Song, Mark MacEachern, and Jane Blumenthal, Patricia Anderson Health Sciences Libraries, University of Michigan www.lib.umich.edu/hsl
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