Laura Solomon / Lebachai Vesta Library Services Manager Ohio Public Library Information Network(OPLIN) [email_address] htt...
 
Vision of SLL <ul><li>“ To serve the citizens of an online world and build community using traditional and non-traditional...
Why is ALS here? <ul><li>Explore providing library services in a virtual world </li></ul><ul><li>Examine how libraries wil...
What happens at SLL?
 
 
Renaissance island
 
 
Land of Lincoln
Chicago Public Schools
San Jose’ State University SLIS
Info Architecture Island
CDC Island
 
Arab International Librarians’ Forum
Cleveland Public Library
What’s worked?
Part II: Things to consider
The learning curve
 
The interface
Lack of social guidance
Lag and bugs (not a bug)
Griefers http://flickr.com/photos/cherishhellfire/2304040370/  by Cherish Hellfire
Controversy over SL
1. Sexualized avatars
2. News hype From  http://www.nevillehobson.com/2007/08/13/the-second-life-hype-cycle/
3. “Playing at your desk”
4. Widening the digital divide
5.“Too much…” <ul><li>Bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Weirdness </li></ul>
6.ROI
SL is  not  “Field of Dreams”
Bad  reasons to come to SL <ul><li>“ It’s where the users are” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s where ______ is” </li></ul><ul><li...
What does your library bring to the table?
So  why  come to SL? <ul><li>Understand  the gamer and their environment </li></ul><ul><li>Breakdown  of professional isol...
Where is SL going? <ul><li>? </li></ul>
Time for the last video! <ul><li>NMC Campus: Seriously Engaged </li></ul>
Etiquette for SL Photo courtesy of Ann Douglas http://flickr.com/photos/anndouglas/1528290674/
Chatting
AFK
Live venues
 
 
 
The 3 rd  person
Groups & group communication
Tolerance of subcultures
 
Want to learn  more? <ul><li>IM me inworld (I’m Lebachai Vesta) </li></ul><ul><li>Check out  www.infoisland.org  and  www....
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Getting a Second Life (Ohionet) Part2

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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) Part2

    1. 1. Laura Solomon / Lebachai Vesta Library Services Manager Ohio Public Library Information Network(OPLIN) [email_address] http://www.librarygeekwoes.com Getting a Second Life: An Introduction to the Metaverse for Libraries PART II
    2. 3. Vision of SLL <ul><li>“ To serve the citizens of an online world and build community using traditional and non-traditional library services and serving as a model for the twenty-first century library to determine how virtual library services will affect traditional libraries . “ </li></ul>
    3. 4. Why is ALS here? <ul><li>Explore providing library services in a virtual world </li></ul><ul><li>Examine how libraries will remain relevant when more business & education activities take place in virtual worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Learn what kind of library services are desired in virtual space </li></ul>
    4. 5. What happens at SLL?
    5. 8. Renaissance island
    6. 11. Land of Lincoln
    7. 12. Chicago Public Schools
    8. 13. San Jose’ State University SLIS
    9. 14. Info Architecture Island
    10. 15. CDC Island
    11. 17. Arab International Librarians’ Forum
    12. 18. Cleveland Public Library
    13. 19. What’s worked?
    14. 20. Part II: Things to consider
    15. 21. The learning curve
    16. 23. The interface
    17. 24. Lack of social guidance
    18. 25. Lag and bugs (not a bug)
    19. 26. Griefers http://flickr.com/photos/cherishhellfire/2304040370/ by Cherish Hellfire
    20. 27. Controversy over SL
    21. 28. 1. Sexualized avatars
    22. 29. 2. News hype From http://www.nevillehobson.com/2007/08/13/the-second-life-hype-cycle/
    23. 30. 3. “Playing at your desk”
    24. 31. 4. Widening the digital divide
    25. 32. 5.“Too much…” <ul><li>Bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Weirdness </li></ul>
    26. 33. 6.ROI
    27. 34. SL is not “Field of Dreams”
    28. 35. Bad reasons to come to SL <ul><li>“ It’s where the users are” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s where ______ is” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s Library 2.0” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s easy to do” </li></ul><ul><li>“ We need to have a SL virtual branch” </li></ul>
    29. 36. What does your library bring to the table?
    30. 37. So why come to SL? <ul><li>Understand the gamer and their environment </li></ul><ul><li>Breakdown of professional isolation </li></ul><ul><li>It’s free, we can access it now and it has first mover advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching flexibility </li></ul>
    31. 38. Where is SL going? <ul><li>? </li></ul>
    32. 39. Time for the last video! <ul><li>NMC Campus: Seriously Engaged </li></ul>
    33. 40. Etiquette for SL Photo courtesy of Ann Douglas http://flickr.com/photos/anndouglas/1528290674/
    34. 41. Chatting
    35. 42. AFK
    36. 43. Live venues
    37. 47. The 3 rd person
    38. 48. Groups & group communication
    39. 49. Tolerance of subcultures
    40. 51. Want to learn more? <ul><li>IM me inworld (I’m Lebachai Vesta) </li></ul><ul><li>Check out www.infoisland.org and www.secondlife.com </li></ul>

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