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Monday, January 29, 2007

The Shifted Librarian: OCLC Social Software Panel

The Shifted Librarian: 20070120 OCLC Social Software Panel

some great notes; worth my review later;


Blogger Simon Fodden said...

This is interesting, Connie, in light of our recent conversation on Slaw:

"also looking at Second Life
- had funding to buy an island, but the campus legal counsel had concerns the SL license would violate Illinois law; working with both to try to resolve this
- still working with the Alliance Library System's InfoIsland project (they don't pay for that, so no legal problems)
- don't have enough electricity or seating, need to remodel - hoping the students can design their ideal library in SL
- don't believe SL is "the" virtual reality environment; in fact, believe it won't be, but:
1. unlike in real life, when we build a branch, we can dismantle it (on purpose or accidentally)
2. very confident that there will be some type of virtual reality environment eventually, so good to explore it now and help shape that environment"

3:31 p.m.

Blogger Connie said...

Yeah, I've been trying to follow both the discussions of the librarians building up knowledge about and services in Second Life, as well as all the criticisms about it. I am slowly building up an idea of what it all really means. Or will mean someday.

12:24 a.m.


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