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For library people who use SecondLife
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Started by John Muratet. Last reply by Maeve Everest Sep 15, 2008.
Hello, just discovered Library 2.0. I've been in Second Life for a couple of years. ReneeiLene Spiritweaver in SL.
A few months ago, I was peppering all the VR library groups with a request, but I think I missed this one! I'm looking for information on libraries and librarians in NON-SL VRs. I know there are a lot of enterprise worlds out there, being used for meetings, training, etc., but I'm trying to find out what librarians are doing in regards to them. If you know of anyone who's doing something like that, or if you are, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks a lot!
Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference, November 2-3
One more question--I found this group again because I registered for this conference: Are members of this group interested in putting together some type of presentation or panel about virtual world libraries? If so, I'd like to hear from you about it.
To start off:
I'm Riven Homewood, Director of the Steelhead Public Library in SecondLife. I also put some effort into trying to establish a library on Blue Mars, but have given that up now that the platform has changed. I'm a board member for the Alexandrian Free Library, a consortium of SecondLife libraries that are mostly located in roleplaying sims. Steelhead is an 1890 Oregon town, and our library serves as a meeting place and community resource, much as a public library of that period might have served their town.
I often attend the inworld Information Literacy Group meetings. 've also worked with the Community Virtual Library, but find I don't have sufficient patience to deal with a stream of people who are new to SecondLife.
Ok, that's enough about me. Now tell me about yourselves, please.
Hello everybody :)
I must confess I had forgotten this group existed. But apparently there are a lot of you here. I'm very interested in learning more about you - which virtual worlds you use, what libraries you are connected with, whether this group has been of any use to you.
Mimsey, also I think this is a new way to met patrons from any place in the Real Life and it is a good opportunity for taking advantage of new technologies and new document formats (audio, video, image, pdf).
Jean (Riven Homewood), what is your Library's name? And what about your experience with the SL patrons and their information needs?
Oscar Gaona / Osim Camel
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