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Nsu Libraries Second Life Workshop

  1. 1. Second Life Workshop October 30, 2007 Meg Kribble aka Anne Idler Emerging Technologies, Reference, & Instructional Services Librarian Nova Southeastern University Law Library & Technology Center
  2. 2. M ulti- U ser V irtual E nvironment
  3. 3. No Rules!
  4. 4. “ The only limit is your imagination!”
  5. 5. from Kathryn Greenhill, “Six Very Bad Reasons to Have a Library Branch in Second Life,” Librarians Matter available at http://tinyurl.com/2f5895. <ul><li>Why NOT be in Second Life? </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s where the users are.” </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota, IBM, Adidas, etc. are there. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Library 2.0! </li></ul><ul><li>It increases access. </li></ul><ul><li>It doesn’t take much time or skill... </li></ul><ul><li>We need a separate place for our users. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Then why be in Second Life?
  7. 7. Why? New Frontier
  8. 8. Why? Experience a New Interface
  9. 9. Why? Learn New Skills
  10. 10. Why? Integration with LMS
  11. 11. Why? Distance Education and events
  12. 12. Why? Relate to Gamers
  13. 13. Why? Global Networking <ul><li>Second Life groups for libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians of Second Life: </li></ul><ul><li>700+ members </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Library 2.0 (friends group): </li></ul><ul><li>1400+ members </li></ul><ul><li>As of October 29, 2007 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Why? Global Networking
  15. 15. Library Club TX950
  16. 16. Why? Collaboration
  17. 17. Why? Show Off Special Collections
  18. 18. Obstacles
  19. 19. <ul><li>“ There was a day when I looked forward to my browser </li></ul><ul><li>not taking several minutes to load. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>We're not World of Warcraft. </li></ul><ul><li>We're not structured like any game. </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life is a 3-D version </li></ul><ul><li>of your browser in 1993.” </li></ul><ul><li>--Jean Miller , </li></ul><ul><li>Linden Lab Community Manager </li></ul>
  20. 20. Obstacle: Computer Specs
  21. 21. Obstacle: Grid Downtime
  22. 22. Obstacle: “Sleaze Factor”
  23. 23. Obstacle: Glitches/Lag
  24. 24. Obstacle: Griefing <ul><li>Antidotes: </li></ul><ul><li>Sit down--anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Teleport away </li></ul><ul><li>Log out </li></ul>
  25. 25. Obstacle: Where is Everyone?
  26. 26. Obstacle: Finding the Good Stuff
  27. 27. Getting Started: Logging In
  28. 28. Orientation Island: Welcome!
  29. 29. Don’t Like the Time of Day?
  30. 30. First impressions: Working with your avatar
  31. 31. Profile
  32. 32. Appearance
  33. 33. Evolution of an Avatar
  34. 34. Elements of an Avatar <ul><li>Shape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the basic outline </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>full body skin color, shading, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>makeup, and tattoos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clothing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shirts, pants, skirts, jackets, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>underwear, shoes, socks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prim parts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hair, eyelashes, fingernails; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also: skirts, shoes, boots, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>puffy sleeves, fancy collars, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>jewelry, glasses, and more! </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Creating a default appearance <ul><li>Include: </li></ul><ul><li>Shape </li></ul><ul><li>Skin </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing (tops and bottoms!) </li></ul><ul><li>Accessories </li></ul><ul><li>HUDs (like flight feather) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Make outfit” then </li></ul><ul><li>move folder to top </li></ul><ul><li>level for quick access! </li></ul>I’m wearing all that?!
  36. 36. Gestures: express yourself!
  37. 37. Customizing Your Avatar <ul><li>Play and save </li></ul><ul><li>Freebie and Gnubie stores </li></ul><ul><li>Designer freebies for >30 days old avatars </li></ul><ul><li>“ Customizing Your Avatar” notecard </li></ul><ul><li>Join designer groups for freebies </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.secondstyle.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http: //slfashionnotices . wordpress .com/ </li></ul>
  38. 38. Connecting: Learning to communicate
  39. 39. Communication <ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Group IMs </li></ul><ul><li>Private IMs </li></ul><ul><li>Voice </li></ul>< History
  40. 40. Getting to Know You <ul><li>Talk to people, especially librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be shy about adding friends </li></ul><ul><li>Explore Info Island </li></ul><ul><li>Hang out at the Info Island Reference Desk—or work shifts! </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups for event notices </li></ul><ul><li>Attend educational and library events </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians of Second Life party biweekly Fridays at 9pm eastern time </li></ul><ul><li>Maps: green dots=avatars </li></ul>
  41. 41. Avatar Interface
  42. 42. Friends <ul><li>See who is online </li></ul><ul><li>IM </li></ul><ul><li>View profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Offer to teleport </li></ul><ul><li>Pay them! </li></ul><ul><li>Remove friends </li></ul><ul><li>Add friends </li></ul>
  43. 43. Groups <ul><li>See your groups </li></ul><ul><li>Change your title </li></ul><ul><li>Leave a group </li></ul><ul><li>See other members </li></ul><ul><li>Message or send a notice </li></ul><ul><li>View previous notices </li></ul>
  44. 44. Getting Around
  45. 45. walk fly teleport vehicles
  46. 46. Landmarks <ul><li>In-world, geographical bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Create them anywhere </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World > Create landmark here </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If landmark’s pushpin is red, look for a red beacon after teleport to find exact location </li></ul>
  47. 47. Where to next? Some places to visit
  48. 48. Learning More: Help Island
  49. 49. Campus Second Life Sandbox
  50. 50. Second Life Sims: Bedrock
  51. 51. Second Life Sims: Roma
  52. 52. Second Life Sims: Renaissance Island
  53. 53. Second Life Sims: Caledon
  54. 54. Second Life Sims: Starfleet
  55. 55. Second Life: The Info Archipelago
  56. 56. Second Life: The Info Archipelago <ul><li>Alliance Library System Islands: </li></ul><ul><li>Info Island </li></ul><ul><li>Info Island 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Health Info Island </li></ul><ul><li>Cybrary City </li></ul><ul><li>Cybrary City 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Eduisland </li></ul><ul><li>Eduisland 2 </li></ul><ul><li>ALA/Arts Island </li></ul><ul><li>Imagination Island </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Rachelville and Vendor Village) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Renaissance Island </li></ul><ul><li>Eye4YouAlliance Island </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Teen Grid) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connected Islands: </li></ul><ul><li>Commonwealth 1-4 </li></ul><ul><li>Echoditto </li></ul><ul><li>Info Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>The Newseum </li></ul><ul><li>Info Island DK </li></ul><ul><li>Ed Tech </li></ul><ul><li>SJSU SLIS </li></ul><ul><li>Mohawk College </li></ul><ul><li>UPMC </li></ul><ul><li>Canada Institute for Scientific & Technical Information </li></ul><ul><li>EduServ </li></ul><ul><li>As of March 20, 2007 </li></ul>
  57. 57. Cybrary City Libraries
  58. 58. Cybrary City 1 & 2 Libraries <ul><li>Art Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Canada Nexus </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Public Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Claremont College Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li>Find It Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia Institute of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Glenview, IL Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>IBM Library </li></ul><ul><li>Johnson and Wales University LIS Department </li></ul><ul><li>Library and Archives Canada </li></ul><ul><li>McMaster University </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan Library Consortium </li></ul><ul><li>Murdoch University Library, Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Nebraska Library Commission </li></ul><ul><li>NSU Law Library </li></ul><ul><li>Reader's Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Sloodle Development Center </li></ul><ul><li>South Carolina State Library </li></ul><ul><li>Special Librarians in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford Science and Engineering Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>State Library of Kansas </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Educators in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Topeka Shawnee County Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>TX950 Library Club </li></ul><ul><li>UCLA </li></ul><ul><li>University College Dublin </li></ul><ul><li>University of Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>University of Montevallo Carmichael Library </li></ul><ul><li>University of North Carolina SLIS </li></ul><ul><li>University of Plymouth </li></ul><ul><li>University of South Florida </li></ul><ul><li>As of May 7, 2007 </li></ul>
  59. 59. What Do I Do Next if I’m Interested in… <ul><li>Volunteering on Info Island? IM Willow Kindley </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Grid? IM BlueWings Hayek </li></ul><ul><li>Finding a Cybrary City plot? IM Lorelei Junot </li></ul><ul><li>Building? Visit the Ivory Tower of Primitives and search for free classes </li></ul><ul><li>Networking? Next Librarians of SL party is Friday Aug 31 at 9pm – toga party! </li></ul><ul><li>Other Questions? IM Anne Idler </li></ul><ul><li>or email kribblem@nsu.law.nova.edu </li></ul>
  60. 60. View at http://tinyurl.com/3897sz The End