Immersive Internet and VIAKISK


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Immersive Internet and VIAKISK

  1. 1. Immersive Internet : opportunity for libraries to become knowledge organization for 21st century. Case study: VIAKISK (Virtual Academic Campus of Information and Library Science) Tomáš Bouda SL: Zdenek Buchsbaum LinkedIn: Tomáš Bouda [email_address] Caslin 2010
  2. 2. Structure 1. Context 2. Technology – Virtual Immersive Environment 3. Libraries and SL 4. VIAKISK – case study
  3. 3. Our new chance to be part of it!
  4. 4. Our new chance to rebuild!
  5. 5. Our new chance to innovative!
  6. 6. The point is to be competitive! <ul><li>Communicate efficient and effective </li></ul><ul><li>Use project management </li></ul><ul><li>Save resources </li></ul><ul><li>Be open, creative and share knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Do experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Work hard and be patient </li></ul><ul><li>“ If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walt Disney </li></ul>
  7. 7. Communicate with your users! <ul><li>Vít Richter says: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Libraries should focus among others on using everything offered by new technologies , provide new services in digital environment , implemented standardized level of LLL and be maximally wheelchair available ”. </li></ul><ul><li>RICHTER, Vít. Knihovny v České republice v letech 2011 - 2014 : příprava strategické koncepce rozvoje knihoven [online]. Powerpoint presentation. 29.4. 2010 [retrieved. 2010-05-02]. Available at <>. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is appropriate technology?
  9. 9. Follow the Webolution! KAPP , Karl M.; O'DRISCOLL, Tony. Learning in 3D : Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration . San Francisco : Pfeiffer, 2010. 390 s. ISBN 9780470504734.
  10. 10. Virtual Immersive Environment (VIE) <ul><li>VIE is technology </li></ul><ul><li>- Second Life (Linden Lab) </li></ul><ul><li>- Active Worlds </li></ul><ul><li>- Assemb'Live ($) </li></ul><ul><li>- EON Coliseum ($) </li></ul><ul><li>- ProtoSphere ($) </li></ul><ul><li>You are able to: </li></ul><ul><li>- custom Avatar </li></ul><ul><li>- personalize </li></ul><ul><li>- communicate </li></ul><ul><li>- socialize </li></ul><ul><li>- interact </li></ul><ul><li>- build </li></ul><ul><li>- cooperate and collaborate </li></ul>
  11. 11. What is Second Life?
  12. 12. Why libraries should use this technology? <ul><li>- There is a Game generation </li></ul><ul><li>- Libraries should have “know-how” about VIE. </li></ul><ul><li>- Libraries should provide save VIE for their users and other institutions and organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>- Libraries should instruct others, how to do it. </li></ul>
  13. 13. How about a money? <ul><li>1.) COST SAVING </li></ul><ul><li>„ IBM says it saved about $350,000 by hosting its October conference in Second Life.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Resource: </li></ul><ul><li>2.) TIME SAVING </li></ul>
  14. 14. Consider... <ul><li>1.) “Gartner Says 80 Percent of Active Internet Users Will Have A &quot;Second Life&quot; in the Virtual World by the End of 2011” </li></ul><ul><li>Resource: </li></ul><ul><li>2.) Hype Cycle </li></ul>
  15. 15. VIE Vs. Web I * I = E I = Immersion/Interactivity E = Engagement
  16. 16. How about Libraries? <ul><li>There are tens of libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>There are hundreds of librarians. </li></ul><ul><li>There are hundreds of events held by libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>Lets check it up... </li></ul>
  17. 17. What does libraries do in SL? <ul><li>Real services </li></ul><ul><li>- reference services </li></ul><ul><li>- edu. events (seminars, workshops, conferences) </li></ul><ul><li>- community support – exhibitions, readings,... </li></ul><ul><li>- media and audio </li></ul>Virtual services - database of edu. places with SL - etc.
  18. 18. SWOT analysis – Library in SL Strengths Weaknesses Innovative technology Young users Time and Geography independent Save resources Difficult to use High requirement on connectivity Pessimistic opinions Opportunities Threats Libraries as evangelists Libraries provide knowledge about this technology Libraries are competitive and needed There will be a new technology, VIE is not the right way. Executives will not classify virtual librarianship as a true workplace.
  19. 19. <ul><li>Case Study </li></ul><ul><li>VIAKISK </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Academic Campus of Information and Library Science </li></ul>
  20. 20. Case Study - VIAKISK
  21. 21. Time Line <ul><li>2009/January: First event held in SL by KISK in RKK </li></ul><ul><li>2009/June: First Idea to buy an Island </li></ul><ul><li>2009/October: Island was delivered </li></ul><ul><li>2009/Nov.: Building the Island </li></ul><ul><li>2010/March: First Event on VIAKISK </li></ul>
  22. 22. Our events <ul><li>- Opening event </li></ul><ul><li>- Open seminar (6) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>orientation, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>avatar personalization, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>libraries within SL, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>education and SL, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>basics in building, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>basic in scripting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>- Lectures: 2. </li></ul><ul><li>- Stream of Block of Experts (5) and real PARTSIP events </li></ul><ul><li>- Virtual collaboration within KISK and UISK team of student (J. Štogr and T. Bouda) </li></ul><ul><li>- Donation on adopted child (KWIDO) </li></ul>
  23. 28. How about a price? <ul><li>Island delivery: 36 000,- (1300 Euro) </li></ul><ul><li>Building: 20 000,- (770 Euro) </li></ul><ul><li>Mouthly fees: 3600,- (140 Euro) </li></ul><ul><li>Is`t it really cheap, is it? </li></ul>
  24. 29. VIAKISK – number of Visitors <ul><li>From 7/3/2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of visitor : 678 (unique and repeted) </li></ul><ul><li>Avarage per day: 7,5 users </li></ul>ls
  25. 30. VIAKISK – number of Visitors
  26. 31. What users think about SL? What kind of problems did you have during your stay on VIAKISK?
  27. 32. What users think about SL? What kind of event would you like to visit?
  28. 33. What users think about SL? Would you like to learn on VIAKISK regularly?
  29. 34. How about the future <ul><li>- We are working on integration of Central Library of Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University. </li></ul><ul><li>- We want VIAKISK to became as intersection within LIS and librarians in CZE and SK. </li></ul><ul><li>- We want organize informal LIS meetings (5x per year) and solve actual problems and questions. </li></ul>
  30. 35. Conclusion <ul><li>SL is one of the appropriate technology, which can be used in order to enhance communication with game generation. </li></ul><ul><li>SL is not the best one, but it is one of possible ways. </li></ul><ul><li>SL brings lot of opportunities, but also lots of barriers. </li></ul>
  31. 36. Thanks & contact me!!! <ul><li>Tomáš Bouda </li></ul><ul><li>SL: Zdenek Buchsbaum </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn: Tomáš Bouda </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>