The role of libraries in reaching everyday Second Life users
April 24, 2008 at 12:00 pm SLT @ CILR, Infolit School (101, 211, 22)
Margaret Ostrander (Testy Outlander) has spent the last two months conducting research about the information seeking habits of everyday Second Life (SL) users.
Research findings showed that none of the users interviewed had used SL libraries, and nearly all were unaware of their existence. What should the role of the SL library or librarian be beyond the borders of places like Info Island? Why are so many SL users unaware of SL libraries? What is your institution doing to provide outreach into the vast corners of this rich virtual universe? How can the everyday information seeking behaviors of SL residents inform library services?
Come join in this discussion! IM Testy Outlander for a landmark to this event.