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Second Life Libraries for DttP

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  1. 1. Second Life: Libraries, Government, Political Parties in the Virtual World What’s in it for Government Information Librarians? Prepared for DttP ALA GODORT February, 2008 Marcia Meister
  2. 2. Getting Started: <ul><li>http://www.secondlife.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up – it’s free </li></ul><ul><li>Create your avatar </li></ul><ul><li>Get oriented in a welcome center </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with other avatars via in-world chat, voice, and IM </li></ul><ul><li>Attend a class, presentation, concert or meeting in real-time </li></ul><ul><li>Explore! </li></ul>
  3. 4. Second Life Libraries & Info International <ul><li>Alliance Library System leads the way with innovation, creativity and funding </li></ul><ul><li>Info Island grew into an “information archipelago” and includes a Main library and the Bell library towers with collections developed by volunteer librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Service is provided by volunteer librarians </li></ul><ul><li>International areas attract a multi language and cultural audience </li></ul><ul><li>Programs sponsored include a recent Lit Fest, the Land of Lincoln simulation, a Museum of Music with a multimedia show on the British Invasion </li></ul>
  4. 14. Government Agencies - NOAA <ul><li>NOAA presents interactive displays </li></ul><ul><li>Weather displays and predictions </li></ul><ul><li>Experience a hurricane or Tsunami </li></ul><ul><li>Fly a weather balloon </li></ul><ul><li>Experience a Tsunami </li></ul>
  5. 19. NASA <ul><li>Interactive displays on space programs </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Conference center </li></ul><ul><li>Mars simulation, and more </li></ul>
  6. 24. Virtual Congress <ul><li>110 th Congress swearing in was streamed to SL in a simulation of Capitol Hill </li></ul>
  7. 27. Politics in SL <ul><li>Political candidates and parties in SL </li></ul><ul><li>Live (virtual) rallies </li></ul><ul><li>Fund raising </li></ul>
  8. 31. Libraries represented in Second Life <ul><li>ALA </li></ul><ul><li>Law Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Special Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>State Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Public Libraries </li></ul>
  9. 34. Displays <ul><li>Museums </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Museum of Music houses an exhibit on the British Invasion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exhibits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cleveland Public Library’s historical photos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Celebrations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Land of Lincoln simulation of the Lincoln White House opened celebrating the Lincoln inauguration with an authentic period White House </li></ul></ul>
  10. 37. Second Life Explorations captured for DttP The end

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