Whats A Nice Library 20070731

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Whats A Nice Library 20070731

  1. 1. What’s a Nice Library Like Yours Doing in a Place like This? <ul><li>Second Life, Medical Education, & Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jane Blumenthal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director, Health Sciences Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Michigan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>31 July 2007 </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Wolverines </li></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul>
  3. 3. Second Life <ul><li>3-D virtual world </li></ul><ul><li>Basic accounts are free </li></ul><ul><li>Members represented by avatars </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wrenaissance Jewell
  5. 5. Life in a Virtual World <ul><li>Tailor appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Walk, fly, drive </li></ul><ul><li>Own land </li></ul><ul><li>Create and sell goods & services </li></ul><ul><li>Caveat avatar! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Libraries and Education in Second Life <ul><li>Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>American Library Association </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan Library Consortium </li></ul><ul><li>College and University Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Public Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Individual librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Campuses </li></ul>
  7. 7. Medical Libraries <ul><li>InfoIsland </li></ul><ul><li>HealthInfo Island </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Medical Library </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Health Library </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Wellness Center </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Ultimate Virtual Library: Health Info Island <ul><li>Medical Library Association 2007 Annual Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Philadelphia, May 21, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>http://mla2007.pbwiki.com/ accessed July 26, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Perryman, Fellow and PhD Student, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer E. Watson, Assistant Professor and Department Head, Electronic and Collection Services, Library, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN. </li></ul><ul><li>Guus van den Brekel, Coordinator, Electronic Services, Central Medical Library, University Medical Centre, Groningen, Netherlands. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Welcome to Wolverine Island
  10. 10. Wolverine Island <ul><li>Owner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UM Medical School </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Sciences Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School of Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School of Dentistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Admissions Offices </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Medical Education <ul><li>3-D Molecular Models </li></ul><ul><li>Walk through anatomical models </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual hallucinations and schizophrenia </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized simulated patients </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. HSL Blueprints and Model
  13. 17. What are we doing here? <ul><li>Public quadrant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Represent UM health libraries to public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take advantage of SL uniqueness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amulets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roller coaster </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UM quadrant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partners in testing virtual reality for medical education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborators in piloting new tools for teaching information competencies </li></ul></ul>
  14. 18. Next steps <ul><li>Action plans </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>
  15. 19. Thank you <ul><li>Ted Hanss & Marc Stephens </li></ul><ul><li>Jamie Cope & Chris Landau of NFormation Design </li></ul><ul><li>Patricia Anderson, Jon Crane, Gillian Mayman, Barbara Shipman, & Agnes Thorne </li></ul><ul><li>Cheryl Cheeseman, Patricia Martin, & Anne Perorazio </li></ul>
  16. 20. For more information <ul><li>http://del.icio.us/janeblum/secondlife </li></ul>
  17. 21. Questions?

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