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Getting a Second Life (Ohionet) Part1


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What is Second Life, and how does it relate to libraries? What are libraries already doing in this virtual world (and should mine be there, too)? What's involved in getting involved? Come prepared to toss aside preconceived ideas and assumptions while you get answers to these questions and learn about the world's most popular online virtual environment.

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Getting a Second Life (Ohionet) Part1

  1. 1. Laura Solomon / Lebachai Vesta Library Services Manager Ohio Public Library Information Network(OPLIN) [email_address] Getting a Second Life: An Introduction to the Metaverse for Libraries PART I
  2. 2. You?
  3. 3. Today we’ll cover…
  4. 4. (Maybe)
  5. 5. Part I <ul><li>What is Second Life? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it take to run? </li></ul><ul><li>The AVL Project </li></ul><ul><li>**BREAK** </li></ul>
  6. 6. Part II <ul><li>Things to think about </li></ul><ul><li>Good and bad reasons to go inworld </li></ul><ul><li>**BREAK** </li></ul>
  7. 7. Part III <ul><li>SL etiquette lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on portion of the class </li></ul><ul><li>Back to RL </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is Second Life ? A 3D online digital world imagined, created and owned by its residents
  9. 9. Virtual world, real dollars
  10. 10. What Second Life isn’t game
  11. 11. What can you do in Second Life?
  12. 12. http:// =b72CvvMuD6Q
  13. 14. Webkinz it’s not
  14. 15. Any big names in Second Life? <ul><li>Toyota </li></ul><ul><li>Sun Microsystems </li></ul><ul><li>CNN </li></ul><ul><li>Reuters </li></ul><ul><li>CNET </li></ul><ul><li>NPR </li></ul><ul><li>Adidas </li></ul><ul><li>Reebok </li></ul><ul><li>H&R Block </li></ul><ul><li>Wired </li></ul><ul><li>NASA </li></ul><ul><li>Kraft </li></ul><ul><li>Dell </li></ul><ul><li>SirsiDynix </li></ul><ul><li>Countless colleges & universities </li></ul><ul><li>Many, many more… </li></ul>
  15. 23. Anyone we know? <ul><li>Political candidates </li></ul><ul><li>Big musical names </li></ul><ul><li>Cleveland’s {red} an orchestra </li></ul>
  16. 25. Ann Meyers Medical Center
  17. 26. First Unitarian Church of SL
  18. 28. Temple Beit Israel
  19. 33. American Library Association
  20. 36. Ohio University
  21. 37. Case Western Reserve Library
  22. 38. Appearances can be deceiving
  23. 40. Time for a video! <ul><li>Educational Uses of Second Life </li></ul>
  24. 41. SimTeach wiki <ul><li>http:// = Institutions_and_Organizations_in_SL#LIBRARIES </li></ul>
  25. 42.
  26. 45. What does it take to run? <ul><li>Broadband connections </li></ul><ul><li>800MHz Pentium III or Athlon, or better processor </li></ul><ul><li>512M memory (1G recommended) </li></ul><ul><li>Video/graphics card: </li></ul><ul><li>nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>ATI Radeon 8500, 9250, or better </li></ul>
  27. 46. Notes <ul><li>SL is like many pieces of software; not designed for public computing environments </li></ul><ul><li>Constant (mandatory!) updates </li></ul>