Meeting on the ledge

(or why I don't get out much…..)

Second life

  I’m a fan of Stephen Abrams. In an article in SirsiDynix’s OneSource he talks about the impact of Second Life and the other Virtual Reality areas that are blossoming on the web at the moment. Of course VR is nothing new (anyone remember MUDs?) but maybe its time has come, in that it is allowing people to interract in a new and safer way without requiring geeky qualities from the user. Stephen points out that some libraries are establishing presences for themselves in these environments and he quotes Jeff Dawson of TSCPL: 

 “This is so new. We’re not even sure we understand all of it yet … we just know we need to be here.”

Definitely one to watch!.

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February 8, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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