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Do we remove all the walls? Second Life librarianship

Greenhill, K. (2008) Do we remove all the walls? Second Life librarianship. The Australian Library Journal, 57 (4). pp. 377-393.

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More than five hundred librarians have been experimenting with providing library services within Second Life, a Multi User Virtual Environment (MUVE) with over thirty thousand users online at any time. This paper outlines the advantages for librarians of experimenting in Second Life and the technical and managerial decisions librarians should make when considering setting up a library presence in a MUVE. There is an account of the evolution of the Australian Libraries Building within Second Life and a description of some of the scripted library objects created there. The conclusion describes how Second Life librarianship has evolved as librarians become more familiar with the interface.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Murdoch University Library
Publisher: Australian Library and Information Association
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