Librarians On The MUVE

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Published on September 12, 2007

Author: abbeyzen

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Presented at the Cyber Zed's Shed at ACRL 2007

Second Life: Academic Libraries on the MUVE Presented by: Rhonda B. Trueman Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte, NC March 31, 2007

Second Life: 3-D virtual environment (Mulit-User Virtual Environment or MUVE) Populated by over 1.9 users Created by its users Approximately 100 colleges and universities in-world

Second Life:

3-D virtual environment (Mulit-User Virtual Environment or MUVE)

Populated by over 1.9 users

Created by its users

Approximately 100 colleges and universities in-world

Demographics – Age Groups Linden Labs – “Second Life Virtual Economy Key Metrics (BETA) http://s3.amazonaws.com/static-secondlife-com/_files/xls/SL_Virtual_Economy_Metrics_02-02-07.xls Age Band % of Active 18-24 27.46% 25-34 38.78% 35-44 21.00% 45 + 11.52%

Demographics Linden Labs – “Second Life Virtual Economy Key Metrics (BETA) http://s3.amazonaws.com/static-secondlife-com/_files/xls/SL_Virtual_Economy_Metrics_02-02-07.xls   Gender     F M 2007   January 41.11% 58.89% Country % of Residents United States 31.19% France 12.73% Germany 10.46% United Kingdom 8.09% Netherlands 6.55%

www.secondlife.com Free basic account Create an avatar Learn Second Life skills Use search to locate areas of interest Explore, learn, meet, chat, discover! www.secondlife.com

www.secondlife.com

Free basic account

Create an avatar

Learn Second Life skills

Use search to locate areas of interest

Explore, learn, meet, chat, discover!

PC Minimum System Requirements: Internet Connection*: Cable or DSL Operating System: Windows XP (Service Pack 2) OR Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4) NOTE: Second Life does NOT currently support Windows Vista Computer Processor: 800MHz Pentium III or Athlon, or better Computer Memory: 256MB or better Video/Graphics Card**: nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better OR ATI Radeon 8500, 9250, or better http://secondlife.com/corporate/sysreqs.php

PC Minimum System Requirements:

Internet Connection*: Cable or DSL

Operating System: Windows XP (Service Pack 2)

OR Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4)

NOTE: Second Life does NOT currently support Windows Vista

Computer Processor: 800MHz Pentium III or Athlon, or better

Computer Memory: 256MB or better

Video/Graphics Card**:

nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better

OR ATI Radeon 8500, 9250, or better

Mac Minimum System Requirements: Internet Connection*: Cable or DSL Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or better Computer Processor: 1 GHz G4 or better Computer Memory: 512MB or better Video/Graphics Card**: nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better OR ATI Radeon 8500, 9250, or better http://secondlife.com/corporate/sysreqs.php

Mac Minimum System Requirements:

Internet Connection*: Cable or DSL

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or better

Computer Processor: 1 GHz G4 or better

Computer Memory: 512MB or better

Video/Graphics Card**:

nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better

OR ATI Radeon 8500, 9250, or better

Expandable Landscapes Second Life resides and evolves on a Linux scalable server grid. Each server is an unique geographic area.

Expandable

Landscapes

Second Life resides and evolves on a Linux scalable server grid.

Each server is an unique geographic area.

Avatar Customization

 

Building Tools Building Interface Geometric Primitives are the building blocks of Second Life

Building Tools

Building Interface

Geometric Primitives

are the building blocks

of Second Life

Collaborative Creation

Collaborative Creation

Built-in Custom Scripting Tools Uploadable Textures and Audio Rigid Body Physics Simulation

Built-in Custom Scripting Tools

Uploadable Textures and Audio

Rigid Body Physics Simulation

Dynamic lighting and shadowing Realistic weather system Voice capability

Dynamic

lighting and

shadowing

Realistic

weather system

Voice capability

Alliance Library System: First library to be established in Second Life Volunteer collaboration between academic, public, and special librarians Two projects – Adult Grid with over 5,000 visitors per day – Teen Grid (ages 13-17) with over 1,000 visitors per day Lori Bell of ALS, a.k.a Lorelei Junot

Alliance Library System:

First library to be established in Second Life

Volunteer collaboration between academic, public, and special librarians

Two projects

– Adult Grid with over 5,000 visitors per day

– Teen Grid (ages 13-17) with over 1,000 visitors per day

Staffed by nearly 400 volunteers Librarians Library staff Library students Retired librarians & library Staff Educators Others

Staffed by nearly

400 volunteers

Librarians

Library staff

Library students

Retired librarians & library Staff

Educators

Others

Alliance Library Systems April 2006 – Rented space May 2006 – InfoIsland Currently: 11 ALS Islands 11 Associated Islands

Support academic classes and projects in Second Life Provide access to digital resources Promote academic libraries and institutions Promote library profession Experiment and explore library services in a 3D environment Deliver traditional library services Academic Libraries in Second Life

Support academic classes and projects in Second Life

Provide access to digital resources

Promote academic libraries and institutions

Promote library profession

Experiment and explore library services in a 3D environment

Deliver traditional library services

Classes and Workshops Second life skills Presentation skills Technology use - graphic software, podcasting, machinima, etc.

Second life skills

Presentation skills

Technology use -

graphic software,

podcasting,

machinima, etc.

3-D Exhibits & Displays Religious Resource Area Marie Antoinette Science Center Color Blindness Alzheimer's Exhibit Digital collections

Religious Resource Area

Marie Antoinette

Science Center

Color Blindness

Alzheimer's

Exhibit

Digital collections

Midnight at the SLL2 Reference Desk

Benefits to librarians participating in SLL2 Networking Partnerships & Collaboration Events, workshops, discussion groups Meeting space Creative space Coming soon: Continuing education Library education

Benefits to librarians participating in SLL2

Networking

Partnerships

& Collaboration

Events, workshops,

discussion groups

Meeting space

Creative space

Coming soon:

Continuing education

Library education

Library Schools in Second Life University of South Florida San Jose State University University of Michigan University of Pittsburgh City University of NY University of Arizona UNC Chapel Hill UNC Greensboro

ALA in Second Life ALA Headquarters ALA Washington Office RUSA ASCLA Donavan Vicha at the RUSA office 

ALA in Second Life

ALA Headquarters

ALA Washington Office

RUSA

ASCLA

David Lankes from Syracuse University delivered ALA's Washington Office's first interactive presentation in Second Life http://iis.syr.edu/projects/PNOpen/

David Lankes from Syracuse University delivered ALA's Washington Office's first interactive presentation in Second Life http://iis.syr.edu/projects/PNOpen/

Second Life: Academic Libraries AND Academic Librarians on the MUVE Supporting students and faculty in Second Life Expanding services and exploring new possibilities Promoting libraries and librarians Making connections, learning, and growing!

Second Life: Academic Libraries

AND Academic Librarians on the MUVE

Supporting students and faculty in Second Life

Expanding services and exploring new possibilities

Promoting libraries and librarians

Making connections, learning, and growing!

Rhonda Trueman Johnson & Wales University Charlotte [email_address] Abbey Zenith on Second Life

Rhonda Trueman

Johnson & Wales

University Charlotte

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