Daily Archives: December 12, 2006

4 posts

New IM Report

Via Stephen Abram: http://stephenslighthouse.sirsidynix.com/archives/2006/12/teens_and_im.html This post includes facts from a new report from AOL on IM use (http://press.aol.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=1138&section_id=15) and then Stephen weighs in: More grist for the library mill. I recall seeing a 1956/57 article in the Wilson Library Bulletin advising libraries not to adopt telephone reference. From my travels this year, we seem to be split on piloting IM reference and resisting it. This seems to be a watershed issue in libraries and our relationship with our users. Several folks have informed me that their library IM trial yielded poor results. I asked how they marketed and promoted the […]

Experiences in Second Life: What if everything behind you was forgotten?

Check out this post about an exhibit in Second Life from The Alzheimer Society of Ontario, in partnership with the Second Life Library 2.0: http://freshtakes.typepad.com/sl_communicators/2006/12/public_affairs_.html Some of the most powerfully delivered experiences in Second Life are delivered simply. Although the brand builds of recent months are impressive, very few communicate. The temptation is to overwhelm our senses with the surroundings, demanding our pre-frontal lobes create the “being there” experience. Because we can do anything here, the temptation is to do it. Second Life presents opportunities to experience an issue – not just a space. Our brains are wired for simulation […]