Library Technology Trends...IM SMS SL Part 5

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Library Technology Trends...IM SMS SL Part 5

  1. 1. Library Technology Trends or Social Networking or What is Library 2.0? C. G. O’Kelly Library Julie Dornberger 2007
  2. 2. Part 5 IM, SMS & Second Life
  3. 3. What is IM? <ul><li>Instant messaging. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows people to communicate “live” over the Web. </li></ul><ul><li>Popularity is growing. </li></ul><ul><li>Students don’t have to have an account since it is web based. (meebo) </li></ul>
  4. 4. NC State and Ask a Librarian <ul><li>http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/libref/im/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Also SMS - texting <ul><li>Southwestern Louisiana University Library </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.selu.edu/Library/ServicesDept/referenc/textalibrarian.html </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is Second Life? <ul><li>A 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. </li></ul><ul><li>http://secondlife.com/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Libraries and Second Life <ul><li>Harvard University </li></ul><ul><li>New York University </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego State University </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford University </li></ul><ul><li>Texas State University </li></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>ALA </li></ul>
  8. 8. Libraries and Second Life
  9. 9. Libraries and Second Life <ul><li>Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul>

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