Do we remove all the walls? Second Life Librarianship

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Published on February 14, 2008

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Do we remove all the walls? Second Life Librarianship. Presentation given at VALA conference 5 February 2008. Paper available here: http://www.valaconf.org.au/vala2008/papers2008/20_Greenhill_Final.pdf

Do we remove all the walls? Second Life librarianship Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill Emerging Technologies Specialist Murdoch University February 2008 LibrariansMatter.com Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Let’s fly Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

(embedded video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aI5zQtRh9E Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Definition - MUVE Limitations of Second Life Possibilities for Second Life Australian Libraries Building Library objects Advantages for librarians What we learned Outline Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Definition - MUVE

Limitations of Second Life

Possibilities for Second Life

Australian Libraries Building

Library objects

Advantages for librarians

What we learned

M ulti U ser V irtual E nvironment MUVE Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Client/server Real time Multiple user Each user’s own POV 3D rendering Graphics, sound, networking Aim = Immersion MUVE elements Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Client/server

Real time

Multiple user

Each user’s own POV

3D rendering

Graphics, sound, networking

Aim = Immersion

SL Teen Grid There Habbo Hotel Kaneva Activeworlds Whyville Webkinz Club Penguin Other MUVEs Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

SL Teen Grid

There

Habbo Hotel

Kaneva

Activeworlds

Whyville

Webkinz

Club Penguin

Limitations of Second Life Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

OVERHYPED Second Life is Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

80 Percent of Active Internet Users Will Have A ``Second Life'' in the Virtual World by the End of 2011 - Gartner Educause/NMC Horizon Report 2007 But… Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

80 Percent of Active Internet Users Will Have A ``Second Life'' in the Virtual World by the End of 2011 - Gartner

Educause/NMC Horizon Report 2007

Growth is levelling off Although… Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Source: Linden Labs. Second Life economy posts solid growth in Q4: http://blog.secondlife.com/2008/01/17/second-life-economy-posts-solid-growth-in-q4/ Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Where our users are NOT Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Library 2.0 … unless it matches your users’ needs NOT Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Broadband Fast processor High end graphics card Access Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Broadband

Fast processor

High end graphics card

90% Churn rate Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Not really… Fewer than 100 people per event per island Scalable ? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Not really…

Fewer than 100 people per event per island

… a creepy post-apocalyptic wasteland John Blyberg said it was like …. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

It’s evolving … Remember this …. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com (Audio of dialup modem connecting)

Free Full of librarians Has critical mass Available right now It is … Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Worth investigating Can only be understood by doing Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Possibilities of Second Life Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

What can you do in Second Life? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Avatars Islands Buildings Objects Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Avatars Talk Modify Move Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Avatars

Talk

Modify

Move

Objects Build Upload Buy, sell and trade Animate Script Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Objects

Build

Upload

Buy, sell and trade

Animate

Script

Environment Streamed media Join groups and network Events Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Environment

Streamed media

Join groups and network

Events

2003 Second Life April 2006 Shopfront library Oct 2006 Infoisland – 2 islands Nov 2006 Australian Libraries building Feb 2007 9 islands July 2007 40 islands SL Library History Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

What are libraries doing in Second Life? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Reference Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Reference

Outreach programs Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Outreach programs

Collections Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Collections

Classes and seminars Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Classes and seminars

Slideshare.net Search: sirexkat More on what librarians are doing …. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Australian Libraries Building Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

First – Social, met people Australian Libraries Building Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Second– Did things with objects Australian Libraries Building Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Scripted Objects Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

(embedded video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOh5UF9-kmg Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Advantages for librarians who experiment in Second Life Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Learn new interface Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Understand users who game Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Break down professional isolation Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Increase coding skills Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Fun creative expression Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Join collaborative learning community Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Network about real life library topics Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Find expert professional support Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Nimble thinking and adapatable Advantages Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

What we learned about information in a MUVE Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Tom Peters, report into first year of SL library… Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

If Second Life crashed tomorrow, or all users moved away… Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

… thus resulting in tremendous loss of person hours spent building and designing in Second Life, most librarians seem to agree that the experiential and theoretical knowledge gained during this first collective exploration of virtual worlds would be a sufficiently valuable thing to take away to make the project worthwhile “ Source: Peters, Tom 2007 A Report on the First Year of Operation of the Alliance Second Life Library 2.0 Project also known as the Alliance Information Archipelago: April 11, 2006 Through April 18, 2007 10 August 2007 TAP Information Service, Chicago. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

… thus resulting in tremendous loss of person hours spent building and designing in Second Life, most librarians seem to agree that the experiential and theoretical knowledge gained during this first collective exploration of virtual worlds would be a sufficiently valuable thing to take away to make the project worthwhile “

People want to interact with people Not with things It’s a social network Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

People want to interact with people

Not with things

If you build it, they MAY come, but you’ll have to be there. It’s a social network Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

If you build it, they MAY come, but you’ll have to be there.

Events Reference desk Casual get togethers Outdoor settings “ Friending” and using network Collaboration around subject matter, not geography Dance meetings Volunteers working on own interests. What works Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Events

Reference desk

Casual get togethers

Outdoor settings

“ Friending” and using network

Collaboration around subject matter, not geography

Dance meetings

Volunteers working on own interests.

Static collections with no people Closed off buildings Clickable objects without “how to” Solo exploration Buildings without identity What doesn’t work Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Static collections with no people

Closed off buildings

Clickable objects without “how to”

Solo exploration

Buildings without identity

Create “willing suspension of disbelief” Challenge Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Create “willing suspension of disbelief”

Immersion …. Challenge Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

… vs. possibilities of the interface Challenge Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Evolution of the building Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Spot the problem

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Questions ? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Questions ?

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