Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Ask an Avatar: Providing Library Services in Second Life

2,343 views

Published on

Ask an Avatar: Providing Library Services in Second Life

  1. 1. Ask an Avatar Providing Services in Second Life Health Sciences Libraries, University of Michigan
  2. 2. Professional Avatars <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Shape, skin, hair </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Animations </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Life information </li></ul>
  3. 3. Communicating <ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Voice </li></ul>
  4. 4. Local Customs <ul><li>Avatar vs RL name </li></ul><ul><li>Personal distance </li></ul><ul><li>Eye gaze </li></ul><ul><li>Private acts in private </li></ul><ul><li>places </li></ul>
  5. 5. Real life distractions <ul><li>Viewing chat history </li></ul><ul><li>Set Away </li></ul><ul><li>Using gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous dissemination of information </li></ul>
  6. 6. Disseminating information <ul><li>Creating note cards </li></ul><ul><li>Creating landmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Teleporting someone else </li></ul>
  7. 7. Software Problems <ul><li>Lag </li></ul><ul><li>Crashes </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul>
  8. 8. Griefers <ul><li>Sit down </li></ul><ul><li>Add to Ban List </li></ul><ul><li>Abuse Report </li></ul><ul><li>Contact in-world liaison for help </li></ul>
  9. 9. Gillian Mayman, Whitney Townsend, Jean Song, Mark MacEachern, and Jane Blumenthal, Patricia Anderson Health Sciences Libraries, University of Michigan www.lib.umich.edu/hsl

×