I was given a tour of InfoIsland by Jambina Oh. The Library there does have books that you can take off the shelf and read (i.e. electronic books, although not the British Library equivalent with page turning). Librarians are mainly giving tours of the virtual space, giving practical advice on how to get an electronic newspaper or find a meeting point. Lots of food for thought on what we can do.
Added by Lyn Parker on July 9, 2007 at 4:04am —
I have been spending more time in Second Life investigating the possible uses. I am particularly interested in the role librarians are taking in the virtual world. Some places like the University of Hertfordshire have spent a lot of time creating a virtual library which looks like a real library but then I was disappointed not to be able to take an ebook off the shelf and turn the pages.
How do students view librarians in their social space? a help or an… Continue
Added by Lyn Parker on July 2, 2007 at 11:12am —
Hi I too am only just starting to get to grips with the technology and the potential use within libraries. I am interested in the idea of a virtual social space linked with the physical library. We have just opened an Information Commons library here at the University of Sheffield and the students are using the space so differently to our other libraries. I am interested in how we can take the library to them and communicate with them about their information needs. I also think that we use… Continue
Added by Lyn Parker on April 25, 2007 at 3:58am —