Second Life:  Virtual Libraries  in a Virtual World NEFLIN Workshop – August 28, 2007 Meg Kribble  aka  Anne Idler Referen...
M ulti- U ser  V irtual  E nvironment
No Rules!
“ The only limit is your imagination!”
Why NOT to be in Second Life <ul><li>“ It’s where the users are.”  </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota, IBM, Adidas, etc. are there. ...
Why? New Frontier
Why? Experience a New Interface
Why? Learn New Skills
Why? Integration with LMS
Why? Distance Education and events
Why? Relate to Gamers
Why? Global Networking <ul><li>Second Life groups for libraries   </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians of Second Life:  </li></ul>...
Why? Global Networking
Library Club TX950
Why? Collaboration
Why? Show Off Special Collections
<ul><li>“ There was a day when I looked forward to my browser not taking several minutes to load. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>...
Obstacles – Computer Specs
Obstacles – Grid Downtime
Obstacles – Learning Curve
Obstacles – “Sleaze Factor”
Obstacles – Glitches/Lag
Obstacle: Griefing <ul><li>Antidotes: </li></ul><ul><li>Sit down--anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Teleport away </li></ul><ul><...
Obstacle: Unnecessary Simulation of Real Life
Obstacle: Where is Everyone?
Obstacles – Finding the Good Stuff
Getting Started – Logging In
Orientation Island – Welcome!
Orientation Island – Appearance
Evolution of an Avatar
Orientation Island - Communication
Orientation Island – Move
Orientation Island – Search
Learning More – Help Island
Campus Second Life Sandbox
Second Life - Where to next?
Second Life Sims – Bedrock
Second Life Sims – Roma
Second Life Sims - Renaissance Island
Second Life Sims – Caledon
Second Life Sims - Starfleet
Go
Groups
Profile
Appearance
Take Off
Gestures
Friends
Avatar Interface 1
Avatar Interface 2
Object Interface 1
Object Interface 2
Object Interface 3
Don’t Like the Time of Day?
Second Life - The Info Archipelago <ul><li>Alliance Library System Islands: </li></ul><ul><li>Info Island </li></ul><ul><l...
Second Life - The Info Archipelago
Cybrary City 1 & 2 Libraries <ul><li>Art Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Canada Nexus <...
Cybrary City Libraries
What Do I Do Next if I’m Interested in… <ul><li>Volunteering on Info Island?  IM Willow Kindley </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Gri...
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Second Life: Virtual Libraries in a Virtual World

  1. 1. Second Life: Virtual Libraries in a Virtual World NEFLIN Workshop – August 28, 2007 Meg Kribble aka Anne Idler Reference 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. Why NOT to be in Second Life <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>from Kathryn Greenhill, “Six Very Bad Reasons to Have a Library Branch in Second Life,” Librarians Matter available at http://tinyurl.com/2f5895. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why? New Frontier
  7. 7. Why? Experience a New Interface
  8. 8. Why? Learn New Skills
  9. 9. Why? Integration with LMS
  10. 10. Why? Distance Education and events
  11. 11. Why? Relate to Gamers
  12. 12. Why? Global Networking <ul><li>Second Life groups for libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians of Second Life: </li></ul><ul><li>500+ members </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Library 2.0 (friends group): </li></ul><ul><li>1100+ members </li></ul><ul><li>As of June 1, 2007 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Why? Global Networking
  14. 14. Library Club TX950
  15. 15. Why? Collaboration
  16. 16. Why? Show Off Special Collections
  17. 17. <ul><li>“ There was a day when I looked forward to my browser 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>Community Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Linden Lab </li></ul>
  18. 18. Obstacles – Computer Specs
  19. 19. Obstacles – Grid Downtime
  20. 20. Obstacles – Learning Curve
  21. 21. Obstacles – “Sleaze Factor”
  22. 22. Obstacles – Glitches/Lag
  23. 23. 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>
  24. 24. Obstacle: Unnecessary Simulation of Real Life
  25. 25. Obstacle: Where is Everyone?
  26. 26. Obstacles – Finding the Good Stuff
  27. 27. Getting Started – Logging In
  28. 28. Orientation Island – Welcome!
  29. 29. Orientation Island – Appearance
  30. 30. Evolution of an Avatar
  31. 31. Orientation Island - Communication
  32. 32. Orientation Island – Move
  33. 33. Orientation Island – Search
  34. 34. Learning More – Help Island
  35. 35. Campus Second Life Sandbox
  36. 36. Second Life - Where to next?
  37. 37. Second Life Sims – Bedrock
  38. 38. Second Life Sims – Roma
  39. 39. Second Life Sims - Renaissance Island
  40. 40. Second Life Sims – Caledon
  41. 41. Second Life Sims - Starfleet
  42. 42. Go
  43. 43. Groups
  44. 44. Profile
  45. 45. Appearance
  46. 46. Take Off
  47. 47. Gestures
  48. 48. Friends
  49. 49. Avatar Interface 1
  50. 50. Avatar Interface 2
  51. 51. Object Interface 1
  52. 52. Object Interface 2
  53. 53. Object Interface 3
  54. 54. Don’t Like the Time of Day?
  55. 55. 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>
  56. 56. Second Life - The Info Archipelago
  57. 57. 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>
  58. 58. Cybrary City Libraries
  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. The End

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