Inside Sll2

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Presented to the Metrolina LIbrary Association 3/15/07.

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Inside Sll2

  1. 1. Inside Second Life Library 2.0 Rhonda B. Trueman March 15, 2007
  2. 3. Growth Alliance Library Systems April 2006 – Rented space May 2006 – InfoIsland Currently: 10 ALS Islands 9 Associated Islands
  3. 4. 1.9 million users Teens Gamers Librarians Non-profits Adults Corporations Students Educators Disabled Politicians Researchers Trainers Entrepenurers Artists Retirees Whose on Second?
  4. 5. Demographics – Age Groups Linden Labs – “Second Life Virtual Economy Key Metrics (BETA) http://s3.amazonaws.com/static-secondlife-com/_files/xls/SL_Virtual_Economy_Metrics_02-02-07.xls Age Band % of Active 18-24 27.46% 25-34 38.78% 35-44 21.00% 45 + 11.52%
  5. 6. Demographics Linden Labs – “Second Life Virtual Economy Key Metrics (BETA) http://s3.amazonaws.com/static-secondlife-com/_files/xls/SL_Virtual_Economy_Metrics_02-02-07.xls   Gender     F M 2007   January 41.11% 58.89% Country % of Residents United States 31.19% France 12.73% Germany 10.46% United Kingdom 8.09% Netherlands 6.55%
  6. 7. What are we doing there? <ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Special </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Conversation </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Displays & Exhibits </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One-on-one interactions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Relations </li></ul>www.secondlife.com
  7. 8. Events <ul><li>Book talks </li></ul><ul><li>Author events </li></ul><ul><li>Story telling </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry readings </li></ul><ul><li>Historical reenactments </li></ul><ul><li>Literature to life </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with artists, scientists, musicians, and others to provide subject area information and expertise </li></ul>
  8. 9. Workshops <ul><li>Second life skills </li></ul><ul><li>Business seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Genealogy </li></ul><ul><li>Technology: </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop, podcasting, </li></ul><ul><li>machinima, etc. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Exhibits & Displays <ul><li>Religious Resource Area </li></ul><ul><li>Marie Antoinette </li></ul><ul><li>Science Center </li></ul><ul><li>Mystery Manor </li></ul><ul><li>Alzheimer's </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibit </li></ul><ul><li>Imagination </li></ul><ul><li>Island </li></ul>
  10. 11. One-on-One Interaction With Users <ul><li>Patron:  Is the Gothic novel a specialty of yours? You: It is a special display for Halloween Patron:   Naturally. So you all must be planning something special for Halloween no? </li></ul>You: Permit me to give you a notecard, with the details... Patron:   Much appreciated. I will certainly come back for some of those events. Patron:  I would like the Poe and Dracula too. Patron:   Thank you sir. You: You are most welcome!
  11. 12. Public Relations
  12. 13. Midnight at the SLL2 Reference Desk
  13. 14. But wait…there is more! <ul><li>Benefits to librarians participating in SLL2: </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>& Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Events, workshops, </li></ul><ul><li>discussion groups </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting space </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Space </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing education </li></ul><ul><li>Library education </li></ul>
  14. 15. Library Schools in Second Life UNC Chapel Hill UNC Greensboro University of South Florida San Jose State University University of Michigan University of Pittsburgh City University of NY
  15. 16. ALA Joins Second Life <ul><li>David Lankes from Syracuse University delivered ALA's Washington Office's first interactive presentation in Second Life http://iis.syr.edu/projects/PNOpen/ </li></ul>
  16. 17. How do you use Second Life ? <ul><li>www.secondlife.com </li></ul><ul><li>Free basic account </li></ul><ul><li>Create an avatar </li></ul><ul><li>Learn Second Life skills </li></ul><ul><li>Use search to locate areas of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Explore, learn, meet, chat, discover! </li></ul>www.secondlife.com

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