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Slideshow from Internet Librarian 2007Serving Community Needs in a Virtual World

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  • 1. Virtual Neighborhood,Real Community Serving Community Needsin a Virtual World

2. Well talk about

  • Whither the Library?
  • Patrons as Partners
  • Local & Networked Libraries
  • MyNeighborhood Library
  • Roleplay & Research
  • What Can the Library and the Librarian Do?
  • The Toolkit

3. Whither the Library?

  • Info Island models Library services for a virtualworld
  • Interests+virtual geography = community
  • Put the information where the work is being done
  • Integrating library services into virtual worldcommunities

4. After AccidentallyDeleting the Library 5. Patrons as Partners

  • Third Place
  • Adult play
  • Living Imaginative Lives
  • Living Literate Lives

6. BUT WAIT..

  • Why do these specialized librariesmatter , in a fully networked world?
  • Conservation of effort, cognitive cost
    • People look to close resources first
    • People look to resources they know exist
    • OR resources they can guess exist
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7. My Neighborhood Library

  • This is in my neighborhood, this is my library
  • Tailoring for the interests that define the community
    • Focused Collections
    • Theme-friendly services
    • Look & feel
    • Conversation

8. Roleplay & Research

  • This is my other life
  • Support
  • Respond
  • Invite
  • Deepen

9. What can the Library & the Librarian do?

  • Be a Presence
  • Weave the social fabric
  • Grow with the community
  • Community Events
  • Local Guest Curators

10. The Toolkit

  • Built into SL Client or use LSL scripting language
    • "URL loader Scripts
    • Givers
    • Suggestion box
    • IM-to-Email
    • Twitter box for SL
    • Blog-HUD SL
  • Outside of SL
    • Community Forums
    • SL History Wiki
    • Community Events Calendar
    • The Connolly Telegraph
      • News of the 19th Century Grid
    • Resident blogs & YouTube
    • Library Website
    • Library Custom Search Engine
    • Library Feedback Gatherers
      • Tell us what you think
      • Suggest a resource

11. The Virtual Librarians Bag of Tricks 12. URLs I: Tools

  • Twitter Box for SL
    • http://ordinalmalaprop.com/twitter/
    • Twitter: http://twitter.com/
  • Blog-HUD Second Life blogging system:
    • http://bloghud.com/
  • Caledon Library
    • http://thelibrarymilitant.net/
  • Custom Search Engine
    • http://google.com/coop/cse?cx=015330499799466611175%3Aaf0xg9rscyg
  • Feedback Gathering
    • General-- http://caledonlibrary.wufoo.com/forms/whitehorn-memorial-library-feedback
    • Suggest-- http://caledonlibrary.wufoo.com/forms/suggest-a-link-to-the-aether
    • Detailed Suggest(for librarians) -- http://caledonlibrary.wufoo.com/forms/whitehorn-library-reference-links/

13. URLs II: Community

  • Caledon Community Forums
    • http://www.caledonforums.com/
  • Caledon Community Calendar
    • http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=gabrielle.riel%40comcast.net
  • SL History Wiki - Caledon
    • http://www.slhistory.org/index.php/Independent_State_of_Caledon
  • Connolly Telegraph - The 19th Century Grid
    • http://theconnollytelegraph.blogspot.com/
  • YouTube: resident reflections of the community
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRj3HNx8_wA
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFaeyQqftS0
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o57nvrgx-24
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C7deS8u4J8

14. URLs III: Residents

  • Resident Blogs (Selected)
    • http://ordinalmalaprop.com/engine
    • http://gabrielleriel.blogspot.com
    • http://redroseofcaledon.blogspot.com
    • http://www.zenmondo.blogspot.com
    • http://hiberniaskids.blogspot.com
    • http://victorianaesthetic.blogspot.com
    • http://oolonsputnik.blogspot.com
  • Resident Blog Adventure: Journey to 20,000 Leagues Beneath the Mysterious Island
    • http://darklingmuse.wordpress.com/journey-to-20000-leagues-below-the-mysterious-island-all-chapter-links/

15. Thank you!

  • JJ Jacobson
  • [email_address]
  • skype: drinkwater.of.caledon