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SecondLife Libraries

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Started by John Muratet. Last reply by Maeve Everest Sep 15, 2008.

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Comment by Monika Talaroc on November 2, 2011 at 2:51pm
Aloha everyone!  I'm SL Zoe Foodiboo and I'm a volunteer reference librarian at the Community Virtual Library and an intern at the Al Qantara Library (on Al Andalus sim).  At Al Qantara, we are in the midst of a 6 month project researching libraries in Second Life.  If you're interested, here's a link to our blog, where we post our thoughts and ideas on what we're seeing and experiencing:  Please feel free to comment to individual contributors if you see your library posted! 
Comment by Lisa Cohn on October 27, 2011 at 1:18pm

Hello, just discovered Library 2.0. I've been in Second Life for a couple of years.  ReneeiLene Spiritweaver in SL.  


Comment by Caryn Wesner-Early on June 15, 2011 at 6:02pm

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  Thanks a lot!



Comment by Jean Hewlett on June 15, 2011 at 5:42pm

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.

Comment by Jean Hewlett on June 15, 2011 at 5:39pm

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.



Comment by Jean Hewlett on June 15, 2011 at 5:30pm

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.

Comment by Oscar Gaona on January 21, 2011 at 6:52pm

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

Comment by Carolyn Woods on January 21, 2011 at 10:55am
My avatar needs new inspiration!
Comment by Mike McQueen on April 2, 2009 at 11:18pm
Very interesting, thank you for taking the time to comment!
Comment by Jean Hewlett on April 2, 2009 at 8:43pm
Great answer, Mimsey :-) - My avatar, Riven Homewood, is the director of a library that exists only in SecondLife - I see this as an experiment in delivering library services to virtual patrons - I'm also fascinated by the fact that many virtual communities on SL feel they need a library, that their community is somehow incomplete without one. I think understanding why this happens is useful for libraries as a whole, since it involves understanding the other roles a library plays other than acting as a book dispensory.

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