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AlexLib - Study in Virtual Communities

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From Internet Librarian 2008
The Alexandrian Free Library: A study in Virtual Community

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AlexLib - Study in Virtual Communities

  1. 1. Second Life Library Profiles The Alexandrian Free Library A study in Virtual Community
  2. 2. AFL The Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Community-based Libraries In, and beyond, Second Life Is a
  3. 3. What We Do Presence Services Exhibits Collections In, and beyond, Second Life Commune Consult Aid Abet Advise
  4. 4. Libraries Presence
  5. 5. Services Commune Consult Aid Abet Advise In, and beyond, Second Life
  6. 6. Exhibits x y z w
  7. 7. Libraries Collections
  8. 8. Events y
  9. 9. Challenges Giving patrons something they can’t give themselves Fitting in as the Iconic library While functioning as a modern library
  10. 10. Giving Patrons Something They Can’t Give Themselves
  11. 11. Fitting in as the Iconic Library
  12. 12. Challenges Identifying Patron use patterns Identifying Community needs When these are not yet in practice!
  13. 13. Opportunities Presenting the historical record in ways that are graspable, yet lead in to the broadest vista Finding where Library & Museum techniques meet & supplement each other Pleasures! of Reading, of Knowing Expanding into the age of massive networked digital content Turning the new bibliophile on to what’s Out There
  14. 14. Opportunities Patrons = Partners Third Place Adult play Living Imaginative Lives Living Literate Lives
  15. 15. Opportunities The Alexandrian Free Library User-Focused Tool In, and beyond, Second Life Is a
  16. 16. Images from the Field
  17. 17. The Caledon Library is a Branch of The Alexandrian Free Library
  18. 18. The Caledon Library
  19. 19. The Steelhead Public Library is a Member of The Alexandrian Free Library
  20. 20. The Steelhead Public Library
  21. 21. The New Toulouse Library is an Affiliate of The Alexandrian Free Library
  22. 22. The New Toulouse Library
  23. 23. The Winterfell Library is a Branch of The Alexandrian Free Library
  24. 24. The Winterfell Library
  25. 25. SLL2 The Alexandrian Free Library is pleased to be known to be affiliated with The Second Life Library 2.0 Of The Info Island Archipelago Consortial 2
  26. 26. URLs I: Tools <ul><li>Twitter Box for SL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ordinalmalaprop.com/twitter/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: http://twitter.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blog-HUD Second Life blogging system: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://bloghud.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Caledon Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://thelibrarymilitant.net/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Steelhead Public Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://library.steelheadcity.us/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Custom Search Engine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://google.com/coop/cse?cx=015330499799466611175%3Aaf0xg9rscyg </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feedback Gathering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://caledonlibrary.wufoo.com/forms/caledon-library-aetheric-opinion-gathering-gizmo/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://caledonlibrary.wufoo.com/forms/suggest-a-link-to-the-aether/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://caledonlibrary.wufoo.com/forms/caledon-library-reference-links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>/ http://spreadsheets.google.com/gform?key=pjNsh_C87QT9_mkXapRqgEA </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. URLs II: Community <ul><li>Community Forums & Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://steelheadsentinel.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.caledonforums.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.caledonwiki.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community Calendars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/5zknb9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=gabrielle.riel%40comcast.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/5w3m8g </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogosphere </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://caerfyrddin.org/mostlycaledon.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRj3HNx8_wA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFaeyQqftS0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o57nvrgx-24 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C7deS8u4J8 </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Thank you! Jean Hewlet Played by Riven Homewood [email_address] JJ Jacobson Played by JJ Drinkwater [email_address]

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