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Virtual worlds, real libraries : librarians and educators in Second Life and other multi-user virtual environments

Author: Lori Bell; Rhonda B Trueman
Publisher: Medford, N.J. : Information Today, ©2008.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lori Bell; Rhonda B Trueman
ISBN: 9781573873611 1573873616
OCLC Number: 251188957
Description: xxi, 234 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Librar-things encounter the MUVE / Tom Peters --
Massively multiplayer online worlds / Marty Grover --
Library, education, and museum applications of virtual worlds for child, tween, and teen projects / Marty Grover --
Edutainment before Second Life / Jami Schwarzwalder --
Management in virtual environments / Rhonda B. Trueman --
Rocky in Wonderland : a librarian's journey down the Second Life rabbit hole / Bill Sowers --
Reference services in a virtual world / S. Thompson --
Collections in virtual environments / Rhonda B. Trueman --
Virtual neighborhoods, real communities : the Caledon Branch Library and the Branch Library Program / J.J. Jacobson --
Teen Second Life / Kelly Czarnecki --
HealthInfo Island : Center of Consumer Health and Medical Information in Second Life / Guus van den Brekel and Carol Perryman --
A sense of wonder : speculative fiction and virtual worlds / Abbi Ball and Erik Gordon Bainbridge --
Mystery Manor on Info Island / Mack Lundy --
Virtual communities from long ago : the Parish of Reading Primley, Renaissance Island, and its educational possibilities / Mary-Carol Lindbloom --
Land of Lincoln : Abraham Lincoln gets a second life / DaisyBlue Hefferman --
Why have a second life? : convincing staff, administrators, and faculty of the benefits / Barbara Galik --
Teaching in a virtual setting / S. Thompson --
Virtual worlds, virtual students : instructional possibilities in Second Life / Skip Burhans, J.B. Hill, and Todd Spires --
New frontiers for distance learning library services : a virtual world library at Appalachian State University / Geraldine Purpur and Louise Ochoa --
Exploring Second Life at Stanford / Susan Payne, Rachel Gollub, and Deni Wicklund --
Avatar in the classroom : teaching the nation's first MLIS class in Second Life / Jeremy W. Kemp.
Responsibility: edited by Lori Bell and Rhonda B. Trueman.
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