Friday, May 12, 2006

Introduction to Alliance Second Life Library 2.0

Alliance Library System/OPAL will provide an introduction to the Alliance Second Life Library 2.0 in the OPAL auditorium on Wednesday, May 31, at 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Speakers will include Greg Schwartz, Tom Peters, Lori Bell, Kelly Czarnecki, Jami Lynn Schwarzwalder, and other librarians involved in the project. They will explain what they are doing, show you what is happening and answer questions about the project. Book discussions, training sessions, and other programs are currently being offered to current virtual residents. The goal of the project is to promote the real library and online library services to adults who might not otherwise use the library.

What is Second Life? Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by nearly 200,000 people from around the globe. There are shopping malls, events, homes, lands of different types, and best of all, participants can contribute content, buildings, and other digital creations. The group is also working on a library for the Teen Second Life Library to open in the fall.

No registration is necessary. If you are interested in attending, please come to the OPAL online auditorium at
Type your name, click enter to go into the room. A small software applet will download to your computer as you enter the room. You may want to check the software before the program to make sure it works on your computer. All you need to participate is a computer with Internet connection, sound card, and speakers.

If you have any problems with the software, please contact Tom Peters, OPAL Coordinator, at or Lori Bell at


At 5/12/2006 12:16 PM, Blogger Zack Mortal said...

2pm SLT?

At 5/13/2006 1:22 AM, Blogger Lori said...

2 pm cst sorry about that

At 5/13/2006 4:40 AM, Blogger Nicole Engard said...

Yikes! CST? That kind of stinks for me. I'm in EST and will be commuting home at that time - will there be another? I really want to attend.

At 5/15/2006 10:48 AM, Blogger Nicole Engard said...

Well, I'll be leaving work a hour and half early so that I can be home in time to attend :)

At 5/16/2006 12:52 PM, Blogger rikomatic said...

Sounds like a really interesting project. All the best!

Will you be providing in-world links to projects like Google Scholar, Alexandria and Gutenberg?


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