Each semester in LIS768 we take an hour and talk about Second Life and log in to see what it’s like. This is the first semester that we have actually chatted with a Reference Librarian and I was very happy the class got to participate. The librarian spoke with the class [...]
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This was the independent study I supervised last spring. I am very impressed with Margaret’s work and found the final presentation in Second Life to be engaging and thought-provoking. Check it out.
From her blog:
My Second Life research project concluded with an end-of-term presentation within [...]
Introduction: Me., originally uploaded by Timothy Greig.
http://timothygreig.com/archives/131 Timothy Grieg, who I’ve followed for a while as he worked on his Masters project, writes:
Today I collaborated (virtually and in person) with three other Second Life educators to present a session on Libraries and Second Life at theTELSIG National Seminar which is being held [...]
Via John Kirriemuir
Academics who have successfully developed in SL report that their host institution and technical services are largely supportive, though with the latter there are often problems with firewalls, PC capability and enabling voice functionality. Academics report varied reactions to SL from colleagues, ranging from interest and curiosity to suspicion and “hatred”. Unlike [...]
John Kirriemuir writes:
The latest snapshot report on UK Higher and Further Education developments in Second Life is nearing completion; the report should be out in a few weeks. Here’s the responses to one particular question, from academics who have been developing and/or using SL in their work.
• Generally a gimmick, though I think a few places [...]
Patricia Uttaro, Assistant Director, System Services at the Monroe County Library System in New York, writes:
I’ve been meaning to write to you for awhile to fill you in on activities in the Monroe County Library System since your visit here in 2006. The system now has an Emerging Technology Committee that just celebrated its [...]
This semester I am working with a student at The College of St. Catherine (Dominican has partnered with the school for a few years) on an independent study examining the information needs and information-seeking behaviors of Second Life Users. Check it out:
I constructed this research project because I desperately want to know more [...]
I visited again this morning, and am sure that there are buildings there that weren’t there yesterday — big ones. I must admit a real sense of space there, and I’ve already made some friends, most of whom I have no idea who they are in RL (that’s real life). I did meet [...]
Fascinating take on Second Life, health libraries and a look at some intiatives within SL for healthcare training.
I appreciate the fact sites like slideshare allow us to get to content like this so easily and image sets, such as http://www.flickr.com/photos/cambodia4kidsorg/sets/72157594399807060/ – Communities of Practice in SL – allow us to see what [...]
Network Services Staff Avatars in Second Life Originally uploaded by Nebraska Library Commission.
What a nice why to inspire curiosity about Second Life!
Can you guess who is who? Wondering about libraries in Second Life. Visit the Info Island blog to find out more about library services in the virtual world. infoisland.org