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Libraries, Museums, and Immersive Learning


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A presentation for the Non Profit Commons in the virtual world of Second Life.

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Libraries, Museums, and Immersive Learning

  1. 1. Libraries, Museumsand Immersive Learning Dr. Valerie Hill LISD & Texas Woman’s University
  2. 2. The digital revolution is changing libraries and museums.
  3. 3. Examples of Virtual Library & Museum Exhibits • Virtual Texas- Spring 2011 • Virtual Tornado- Fall 2011 • Maya Island Exhibit- Spring 2012Exhibits and Live Tours held at theCommunity Virtual Library ExhibitionArea.
  4. 4. Virtual Texas: A Library Exhibit and Museum
  5. 5. Touring the Texas Capitol
  6. 6. Virtual Tornado: a Library Exhibit & Simulation
  7. 7. Teleport to a LIVE simulation withrescue workers, vehicles, and victims.
  8. 8. Maya Island Exhibit & ToursCVL Exhibition Area January-March 2012
  9. 9. Astronomy in Ancient Civilizations
  10. 10. A Library Exhibit and Simulation on displaythrough Summer 2012.
  11. 11. Tours for Summer in Berlin 2012 July 14th 1pm and August 5th 1pm Valibrarian on Youtube
  12. 12. Machinima Archives by Valibrarian
  13. 13. University of Washington iSchool Certificate in Virtual Worlds
  14. 14. Federal Consortium of Virtual Worlds
  15. 15. References Barris, K. (2007). To be virtual …or not to be: Theatre museum Canada’s travels into the world of technology. Canadian Theatre Review, (131), 49-52. Hill, Valerie, and Hyuk-Jin Lee. 2009. Libraries and immersive learning environments unite in second life. Library Hi Tech 27, (3): 338-56. Mon, Lorri. 2009. Questions and Answers in a Virtual World: Educators and librarians as information providers in Second Life. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research 2 (1) Sylaiou, S., Karoulis, A. Stravropoulos, Y., and Parias, P. (2008) Presence-centered assessment of virtual museums’ technologies. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 28(4), 55-61. Webber, Sheila and Diane Nahl. 2011. Sustaining Learning for LIS through use of a Virtual World. IFLA Journal (37)(1): 5-15. Photos from creative commons or flickr commons . The Waters Museum in the heart of Mount Vernon The Old Library and Gallery on Union Street- Great Britain This is the NASA Visualization Explorer App, the coolest way to get stories about advanced space-based research delivered right to your iPad