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Second Life, Libraries, Universities and Murdoch University Library


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Presentation at the Queensland University Libraries Office of Communication event, Social Software in Libraries, Wednesday 9th October 2007.

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Second Life, Libraries, Universities and Murdoch University Library

  1. <ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Murdoch University Library </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill, Murdoch University Library October 2007 Slides at: Kathryn Greenhill
  2. Who am I ? Australian Libraries Building Kathryn Greenhill
  3. What is Second Life? Kathryn Greenhill
  4. A 3D Online Digital World Imagined, Created and Owned by its residents MUVE : Multi User Virtual Environment Kathryn Greenhill
  5. Avatars Islands Buildings Objects Kathryn Greenhill
  6. <ul><li>YES </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic, user controlled interface </li></ul><ul><li>Avatars </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with environment </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with others </li></ul>Isn’t it just a game ? <ul><li>NO </li></ul><ul><li>No rules </li></ul><ul><li>No points </li></ul><ul><li>No strategy </li></ul><ul><li>No win/lose </li></ul><ul><li>No start and end </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill
  7. <ul><li>Avatars </li></ul><ul><li>Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Modify </li></ul><ul><li>Move </li></ul>What do you do Second Life ? Kathryn Greenhill
  8. <ul><li>Objects </li></ul><ul><li>Build </li></ul><ul><li>Upload </li></ul><ul><li>Buy, sell and trade </li></ul><ul><li>Animate </li></ul><ul><li>Script </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill
  9. <ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Streamed media </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups and network </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill
  10. Librarians Kathryn Greenhill
  11. Information Archipelago <ul><li>April 2006 Shopfront </li></ul><ul><li>Sept. 2006 2 islands </li></ul><ul><li>February 2007 9 islands </li></ul><ul><li>July 2007 Over 40 islands </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill
  12. <ul><li>Reference </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill
  13. <ul><li>Outreach </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill
  14. <ul><li>Collections </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill
  15. <ul><li>Classes and Seminars </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill
  16. Universities Kathryn Greenhill
  17. Australian Universities <ul><li>USQ – Terra incognita </li></ul><ul><li>QUT – Law Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>RMIT </li></ul><ul><li>AFTRS </li></ul><ul><li>Monash </li></ul><ul><li>Griffiths </li></ul><ul><li>Murdoch </li></ul><ul><li>(CSIRO and ABC) </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill
  18. What are they doing? <ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>International Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Showcasing University </li></ul><ul><li>Replicating physical layout </li></ul><ul><li>Showing new buildings </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill
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  20. Murdoch University Library Kathryn Greenhill
  21. Murdoch University Library: Discovering your Second Life Kathryn Greenhill
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  24. Murdoch University Open Day 2007 Kathryn Greenhill
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  26. Murdoch University Island Kathryn Greenhill
  27. Delivered 28 Sept 2007 Kathryn Greenhill
  28. ICT333 / TLC277 6 students Job interview simulation Kathryn Greenhill
  29. <ul><li>Contact me. </li></ul><ul><li>Kathryn Greenhill </li></ul><ul><li>Second life name: Emerald Dumont </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill