Wordshore 4:03pm, 18 July 2007

My name is John Kirriemuir - and - or in SL, I'm Silversprite Helsinki.

I'm doing a survey on real-world libraries (public, academic, specialist, private) that have been recreated, or branched out, into Second Life. Some of the results will get presented at the 2007 ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium next week (come to Chicago!), others will be summarised into an open publication that will link from this Flickr group discussion.

Are you involved in developing or running such a library in SL? If so, I'd appreciate the answers to a few questions. Please be aware that answers may end up in a presentation or open summary, so please don't put in anything you don't want made public:

- What was the reason for making a library in SL? Why was it set up? Who is, or was, the target audience?
- What functionality is in the library i.e. what kind of interactive "stuff" have you put into it?
- What resources (person hours) were needed to develop it, and was this official work time or self/hobby time?
- Do you have a funding source, or official sanction?
- How "busy" has the structure or facility been, e.g. for a meeting space, how many meetings have taken place and how many people have attended?
- Have there been real-world impacts, e.g. a person started using a library in the real world because they encountered it in SL?

Any response would be much appreciated.

Please send responses to - I'll collate and link to a summary from here in a while.

Regards and thanks,
John Kirriemuir
lean direction [deleted] 14 years ago
What is the SL Library 2.0 exactly.. I think what I thought it was is not what it is.. lol.. no seriously??! Help...!?
noiseless juice [deleted] 14 years ago
Hi TyGrr Babii!
it is a consortium of libraries and thousands of volunteers from around the world. There is also a presence in the teen grid. It's the coolest thing I have encountered and it's not just about libraries and librarians.. it's about doing anything new in a gamespace environment such as SL and beyond.. it's about new media and a place to try out new ideas relevant to the educational community, libraries and recreation. Come and visit us in SL or TSL. (is the blog)
hvx silverstar in MG SL / hvx voyager in TSL
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