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Title: Preferred Library Scenario -- Virtual Reality : a PolyU Branch Library in Second Life
Authors: Li, M
Issue Date: 13-Feb-2009
Source: Li, M (2009, February 13). Preferred Library Scenario -- Virtual Reality : a PolyU Branch Library in Second Life [Conference presentation]. JULAC Libraries Forum, Hong Kong
Abstract: Second Life is a Multi-user Virtual Environment (MUVE). This virtual world is being increasingly used in education. While PolyU is the first university in Hong Kong to explore the possibilities of Second Life for teaching and research use, a large number of educational institutions, such as Harvard, Stanford, University College of Dublin, and many professional societies, for example American Library Association, have already established themselves in Second Life, and are using this platform to develop new teaching and learning solutions.
Pao Yue-kong Library in Second Life can provide various access or links to the actual library resources, such as books, journals, information literacy programmes, etc., and chat room, and displays of interest to the wide university community.
In the future, you can also use Second Life as an alternate way to access e-resources, talk to avatar librarians, and attend workshops, library activities and exhibitions. You can stay connected to the library and other students in a creative virtual environment where your imagination is the only limit.
Keywords: Second Life
Chat rooms
Avatar librarians
Virtual libraries
University libraries
Multi-user Virtual Environment
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Pao Yue-kong Library
Description: The presentation was given in the forum organized by the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) and held at the Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, The University of Hong Kong.
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