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  • Hello, everyone!I’m happy to be here to talk with you about Second Life &… introduce you to a librarian who’ll be speaking about reference from within Second Life Before I do that,I want to talk a little bit about the context—trends in technology usage for reference & for information literacy instruction or ILIWhy am I mentioning instruction? For an increasing # of librarians, every reference interaction is an opportunity to help someone learn how to learn on their ownOk—tech trends…
  • 1st, a Question: WHAT KINDS OF TECH-RELATED TRENDS HAVE YOU NOTICED LATELY?Biggest trends I’ve been seeing relate to—Social NetworkingAll things mobileGeolocation& Growing impact of user clout—e.g., FB & privacyDecline in travel budgets & as a result, growing interest in virtual communication & interaction
  • Ok, this us the rather humble UCLA Library in SL…Though as you know, we have 13 libraries at UCLA, with >9 million volumes, spread out over a campus that serves 32,000 students, in SL we have a very small 2 story library, with one room on each floor…But, we have a SERVICE PLAN approved by our UL, & have accomplished quite a few key objectives with very little investment in time and moneyThe UCLA Library has spent a total of US$200 in SL, since 2006, and I’ve spent a total of US$20 of my own money in SL since 2006And I’ve been fortunate enough to have the help of 50 Winx in putting it together, Rhonda Super, a UCLA Library staff member
  • Our service plan goals, approved by our UL, Gary Strong, focus on 4 areas—building & enhancing:Library/faculty partnershipsResearch collectionsServices, especially ILPromoting our role as a vibrant academic research library
  • Here in the UCLA Library in SL, we’ve expanded access to our existing online website, research help & research tools.You click on the monitor on the table behind my avatar &…
  • This frog prince visited the UCLA Library when I was 1st setting it up in 2007…—the frog was asking about UCLA Library resources, so it was a real reference interactionOk, & now…
  • let me turn it over to HypatiaDejavu…
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    1. 1. IS 250 Tech Trends in Reference & ILI<br />Esther Grassian<br />UCLA College Library <br />6 Jun 2010<br />
    2. 2. Tech Trends?<br />Social Networking<br />MOBILE!<br />Geolocation<br />PRIVACY!!<br />Increased Virtual Interaction<br />
    3. 3. Be a Trendspotter!<br />Flickr.com: Fashion Fever Modern Trends Uploaded on 23 January 2007, by Patrick Q<br />
    4. 4. Flickr.com: “You’ve got to think outside of the box” Uploaded 1 June 2007 by jimfrazler <br />
    5. 5. Flickr.com: Libraries and Librarians WarCraft Guild Group . Uploaded 27 July 2008, by libraryman <br />
    6. 6. “Second Life”& Reference?!! YES!!<br />
    7. 7. Alexandria Knight<br />
    8. 8. Agenda<br />What is Second Life (SL)?<br />Who’s Involved?<br />Examples<br />HypatiaDejavu: Head of Reference, SL Community Virtual Library<br />
    9. 9. What is “Second Life” (SL)?<br />Somewhat Like “WOW”<br />Modifiable MMORPG<br />769,000 Unique SL Users Logged In (Dec 2009)<br />
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    11. 11. Virtual World?<br />Community Standards<br />Objects Designed by Residents<br />Intellectual Property Rights Respected (Lawrence Lessig)<br />
    12. 12. More…<br />L$260= US$1<br />User-to-User=US$567 Million in 2009<br />65% > 2008<br />
    13. 13. SL Demographics <br />16 Million Registered Users - 150 Countries<br />Age: <br />45% = 18-24 <br />34% = 25-34<br />50% = U.S. Participants (6/09)<br />
    14. 14. Some considerations…<br />Access Requirements<br />Internet Connectivity<br />Platform Development & Revision<br />Open Source Alternatives<br />Learning Curve & Time Commitment<br />Sleaze Factor…<br />
    15. 15. Learning curve (hidden slide)<br />
    16. 16. UCLA Library<br />
    17. 17. UCLA Library in SL Service Plan<br />Building & enhancing… <br />library/faculty partnerships<br />research collections<br />Enhancing services & focusing on information literacy<br />Promoting our role as a vibrant enterprise<br />
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    20. 20. Reference Service<br />
    21. 21. HypatiaDejavu…<br />

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