Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Report: library in Second Life

This month's First Monday has an interesting article that reports on one library's experience on setting up a presence in Second Life. The library discussed in this paper, Info Island DK, was located in the area known as the Information Archipelago which densely populated by libraries, schools and universities.  The author reports that "As a project, Info Island DK was successful in reaching the goals that had been set for this particular virtual library. As a virtual library, however, it was not widely adopted by library professionals and the general audience. This paper first examines how the Info Island DK project went about remediating in a 3–D virtual world the various services of the physical library and the net library. Next it attempts to uncover the main reasons for the relative non–adoption of the Danish virtual library."

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