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Sw Librarians Presentation2008.06.03

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An Introduction to Second Life for the SW Colorado Librarians

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Sw Librarians Presentation2008.06.03

  1. 1. Second Life One-0-One
  2. 2. Second Life Introduction <ul><li>What is Second Life? </li></ul><ul><li>Web-Based Virtual World </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Can You Do? <ul><li>Avatars </li></ul><ul><li>Create/Build </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Business Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Just About Anything! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Avatar Appearance
  5. 5. Avatar Appearance
  6. 6. Build / Create
  7. 7. To Spend or Not to Spend?
  8. 8. Library/Education Role in Second Life <ul><li>Second Life Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Helping Newbies </li></ul><ul><li>Other Second Life Info </li></ul><ul><li>General Real Life Info </li></ul><ul><li>… .Many educational events </li></ul>
  9. 9. Library/Education Role in Second Life <ul><li>Distance/Immersive Learning </li></ul>
  10. 10. Library/Education Role in Second Life <ul><li>Museums </li></ul>
  11. 11. Library/Education Role in Second Life <ul><li>Events: Conferences, Book Fairs </li></ul>
  12. 12. Statistics <ul><li>13,868,639 Total Residents </li></ul><ul><li>1,138,068 Residents Logged-In During Last 60 Days </li></ul><ul><li>http://secondlife.com/whatis/economy_stats.php </li></ul><ul><li>US Dollars spent in Second Life over last 24 hours $1,835,550 as of 5:59pm PDT </li></ul><ul><li>http://secondlife.reuters.com/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. Statistics <ul><li>Philip Rosedale, Creator of Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>75% users are international </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007, users spent over 220 million hours in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100 universities are holding classes in Second Life. http://money.cnn.com/2007/12/20/technology/kirkpatrick_rosedale.fortune/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>By 2011, 80% of active Internet users will have a virtual world avatar. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=503861 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Personal Involvement <ul><li>My Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Land of Lincoln </li></ul><ul><li>History Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibits </li></ul><ul><li>Book Discussion Group </li></ul><ul><li>Building of Historical Homes </li></ul><ul><li>Shopping, Dancing, Exploring </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Contact: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life: Plautia Corvale </li></ul><ul><li>Links: </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.secondlife.com </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>http://infoisland.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Educators </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sl-educationblog.org/ </li></ul>

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