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The Second Life Library 2.0 project has a great potential, it has the momentum. It has HealthInfo Island to focus on Consumer Health Information, a Medical Library and a Health and Wellness Center.
This presentation shows what libraries are doing in Second Life

The Second Life Library 2.0 project has a great potential, it has the momentum. It has HealthInfo Island to focus on Consumer Health Information, a Medical Library and a Health and Wellness Center.
This presentation shows what libraries are doing in Second Life

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  1. 1. Second Life & Libraries <ul><li>Presentation & workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services , Olso, January 15 th 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>NTNU Library (UBiT) Trondheim, January 17 th & 18 th 2007 </li></ul>Guus van den Brekel Blog: Digicmb.blogspot.com
  2. 2. And now for something completely different … The ultimate chase for the user … Extreme example of libraries following the users everywhere!
  3. 4. Building a Library in a Virtual “environment” <ul><li>Ok, but what are they doing in a MASSIVE MULTI-USER ONLINE ROLEPLAYING GAME? </li></ul>
  4. 5. Massive MultiUser Online (Role Playing) Games MMOG / MMORPG and Libraries, Universities, Companies, Business, Hospitals, Newsagents Bookstores, Clothing, Gambling Porn “IF IT’S IN RL IT’S IN SL”
  5. 6. By definition… <ul><li>Quoted from the wikipedia:A Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG or MMO) is a type of computer game that enables hundreds or thousands of players to simultaneously interact in a game world that they are connected to via the Internet. Typically this kind of game is played in an online, multiplayer-only persistent world. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Second Life : some figures 250.00 Residents in March 2006! And now ..
  7. 8. http://www.mmogchart.com/
  8. 10. Communication in Second Life <ul><li>Text-chat, IM, Group messages </li></ul><ul><li>Notecards exchange, special servers for notecards updating, central databases </li></ul><ul><li>Scripting/programming interaction, HUD’s, Activating by touch </li></ul><ul><li>“ body communication”: avatars distance, gestures, clothing, animations </li></ul><ul><li>Inworld displays: video, ppt, anything </li></ul><ul><li>Audio: Google talk, Skype, Teamspeak, Ventrilo </li></ul><ul><li>Near future-> Proximity based chat: integration of Vivox with SL </li></ul>
  9. 11. Examples in Second Life <ul><li>New Media Consortium CAMPUS http://www.nmc.org/sl </li></ul><ul><li>Reuters http://secondlife.reuters.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>IBM </li></ul><ul><li>Business Communicators in Second Life http://freshtakes.typepad.com/sl_communicators/ </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Media List </li></ul>
  10. 12. Second Life is … <ul><li>“ micro-world” </li></ul><ul><li>More than a game, they meet other gamers, </li></ul><ul><li>Interact, Compete, Collaborate, Learn from and talk to </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching&learning; social learning </li></ul><ul><li>Distance learning, virtual communities </li></ul><ul><li>Go anywhere, do anything </li></ul>
  11. 13. Support Groups in Second Life <ul><li>Alcoholics Anonymous </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety Support area - Catherine House </li></ul><ul><li>Autistic </li></ul><ul><li>Autistic Liberation Front </li></ul><ul><li>BiPolar Support </li></ul><ul><li>Brain Talk Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Breast Cancer Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Brigadoon Explorers </li></ul><ul><li>CF University (cystic fibrosis) </li></ul><ul><li>Depresson Support </li></ul><ul><li>Diabetes Type 1 Community </li></ul><ul><li>Diabetics </li></ul><ul><li>DID Support and Information (dissociative disorders) </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Support Group </li></ul><ul><li>Dream Travellers </li></ul><ul><li>Fit n Fab Support Group </li></ul><ul><li>Live2Give (cerebral palsy) </li></ul><ul><li>The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society </li></ul><ul><li>Make-A-Wish </li></ul><ul><li>Self Injury Support </li></ul><ul><li>SL’s Cancer Survivors </li></ul><ul><li>Special Education Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>The Center for Positive Mental Health </li></ul><ul><li>The Haven (meeting area for support groups) </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Support Group </li></ul>
  12. 14. And .. <ul><li>Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) </li></ul><ul><li>National Institue of Health (NIH) </li></ul><ul><li>CALENDON MEDICAL GROUP: A group for the various physicians and health care workers of Caledon. also include medical researchers. </li></ul><ul><li>SECOND LIFE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION An association for physicians and medics throughout all the cultures of Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>SUGAR MEDICAL CLINIC: Maternity, Pediatric </li></ul><ul><li>Fighting for Health </li></ul><ul><li>Sl Behaviour Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Real Mental Health </li></ul><ul><li>Public Health games </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Mental Health </li></ul>
  13. 15. Libraries & Second Life? <ul><li>Second Life Library 2.0 / Info Island Library/Info Island ALS </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Teens Library ‘ Eye4You Alliance’ </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Medical Library 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Health Information Library </li></ul><ul><li>Talis Cybrary City - IBM Library </li></ul><ul><li>Library Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan Library Costoriumm </li></ul><ul><li>MPA - Edera's Word University </li></ul><ul><li>ALF Autism Museum and Library </li></ul><ul><li>NaNo Nuts Future Library Site </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Library </li></ul><ul><li>NEW! ALA Washington office now in Second Life </li></ul>
  14. 16. Alliance Library System & Second Life <ul><li>http:// Infoisland.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://seriousgamessource.com/features/feature_063006_second_life_library.php </li></ul>
  15. 17. Second Life Medical Library : an adventure <ul><li>From 1 floor to complete Island </li></ul><ul><li>HealthInfo Island </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Health Information Library (Grant) </li></ul><ul><li>Medical, clinical & Research Library </li></ul><ul><li>SL Health & Wellness Center </li></ul><ul><li>Starting Cooperation with : NIH and CDC! </li></ul>
  16. 18. Platform for future healthcare training applications <ul><li>Play2Train http://irhbt.typepad.com/play2train/ </li></ul><ul><li>Massive grant 1.6 Mj $ </li></ul>
  17. 19. Let’s go inside Second Life!
  18. 20. Second Life Library 2.0 : more info <ul><li>http://www.alliancelibraries.info/presentation/fullscreen.htm </li></ul>
  19. 21. The Second Life Medical Library 2.0 The chase for the Users …… Into The User Environment : no limits
  20. 22. HealthInfo Island <ul><li>http://infoisland.org/health_info/ </li></ul><ul><li>Use our Toolbar to follow us and search for Consumer health Information in RL! </li></ul><ul><li>http://healthinfoisland.ourtoolbar.com/ </li></ul>

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