Virtual Neighborhood,  Real Community Serving Community Needs  in a Virtual World
We’ll talk about <ul><li>Whither the Library? </li></ul><ul><li>Patrons as Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Local & Networked Li...
Whither the Library? <ul><li>Info Island models Library services for a virtual  world </li></ul><ul><li>Interests  +  virt...
After Accidentally  Deleting the Library
Patrons as Partners <ul><li>Third Place </li></ul><ul><li>Adult play </li></ul><ul><li>Living Imaginative Lives </li></ul>...
BUT WAIT….. <ul><li>Why do these specialized libraries  matter , in a fully networked world? </li></ul><ul><li>Conservatio...
My Neighborhood Library <ul><li>“This is in my neighborhood, this is my library”  </li></ul><ul><li>Tailoring for the inte...
Roleplay & Research <ul><li>“This is my other life” </li></ul><ul><li>Support  </li></ul><ul><li>Respond </li></ul><ul><li...
What can the Library & the Librarian do? <ul><li>Be a Presence </li></ul><ul><li>Weave the social fabric </li></ul><ul><li...
The Toolkit <ul><li>Built into SL Client or use LSL scripting language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;URL loader” Scripts </l...
The Virtual Librarian’s   Bag of Tricks
URLs I: Tools  <ul><li>Twitter Box for SL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ordinalmalaprop.com/twitter/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
URLs II: Community <ul><li>Caledon Community Forums </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.caledonforums.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul...
URLs III: Residents <ul><li>Resident Blogs (Selected) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ordinalmalaprop.com/engine </li></ul></...
Thank you! <ul><li>JJ Jacobson </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>skype: drinkwater.of.caledon </li></ul>
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Virtual Neighborhood, Real Community

  1. 1. Virtual Neighborhood, Real Community Serving Community Needs in a Virtual World
  2. 2. We’ll talk about <ul><li>Whither the Library? </li></ul><ul><li>Patrons as Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Local & Networked Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>“ MyNeighborhood Library” </li></ul><ul><li>Roleplay & Research </li></ul><ul><li>What Can the Library and the Librarian Do? </li></ul><ul><li>The Toolkit </li></ul>
  3. 3. Whither the Library? <ul><li>Info Island models Library services for a virtual world </li></ul><ul><li>Interests + virtual geography = community </li></ul><ul><li>“Put the information where the work is being done” </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating library services into virtual world communities </li></ul>
  4. 4. After Accidentally Deleting the Library
  5. 5. Patrons as Partners <ul><li>Third Place </li></ul><ul><li>Adult play </li></ul><ul><li>Living Imaginative Lives </li></ul><ul><li>Living Literate Lives </li></ul>
  6. 6. BUT WAIT….. <ul><li>Why do these specialized libraries matter , in a fully networked world? </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation of effort, cognitive cost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People look to close resources first </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People look to resources they know exist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR resources they can guess exist </li></ul></ul><ul><li>la </li></ul><ul><li>la </li></ul><ul><li>la </li></ul>
  7. 7. My Neighborhood Library <ul><li>“This is in my neighborhood, this is my library” </li></ul><ul><li>Tailoring for the interests that define the community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused Collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theme-friendly services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look & feel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversation </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Roleplay & Research <ul><li>“This is my other life” </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Respond </li></ul><ul><li>Invite </li></ul><ul><li>Deepen </li></ul>
  9. 9. What can the Library & the Librarian do? <ul><li>Be a Presence </li></ul><ul><li>Weave the social fabric </li></ul><ul><li>Grow with the community </li></ul><ul><li>Community Events </li></ul><ul><li>Local Guest Curators </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Toolkit <ul><li>Built into SL Client or use LSL scripting language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;URL loader” Scripts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Givers” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggestion box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IM-to-Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter box for SL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog-HUD SL </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outside of SL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SL History Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Events Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Connolly Telegraph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>News of the “19th Century Grid” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resident blogs & YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Custom Search Engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Feedback Gatherers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Tell us what you think” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Suggest a resource” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The Virtual Librarian’s Bag of Tricks
  12. 12. 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>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>General -- http://caledonlibrary.wufoo.com/forms/whitehorn-memorial-library-feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggest -- http://caledonlibrary.wufoo.com/forms/suggest-a-link-to-the-aether </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed Suggest (for librarians) -- http://caledonlibrary.wufoo.com/forms/whitehorn-library-reference-links/ </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. URLs II: Community <ul><li>Caledon Community Forums </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.caledonforums.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Caledon Community Calendar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=gabrielle.riel%40comcast.net </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SL History Wiki - Caledon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slhistory.org/index.php/Independent_State_of_Caledon </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connolly Telegraph - “The 19th Century Grid” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://theconnollytelegraph.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YouTube: resident reflections of the community </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>
  14. 14. URLs III: Residents <ul><li>Resident Blogs (Selected) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ordinalmalaprop.com/engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://gabrielleriel.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://redroseofcaledon.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.zenmondo.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://hiberniaskids.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://victorianaesthetic.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://oolonsputnik.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resident Blog Adventure: Journey to 20,000 Leagues Beneath the Mysterious Island </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://darklingmuse.wordpress.com/journey-to-20000-leagues-below-the-mysterious-island-all-chapter-links/ </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Thank you! <ul><li>JJ Jacobson </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>skype: drinkwater.of.caledon </li></ul>

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