More on Second Life

A little while ago I posted about how I wasn’t sure how Second Life could be used by libraries – apparently OPAL and the Alliance Library System have come up with a way:

Alliance Library System and OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries) are pleased to announce that selected OPAL programs will soon be offered in the online virtual reality game Second Life. Book discussions, training sessions, and other programs will be 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.

This from the Alliance Library System site.

What an interesting idea! I might just join back up for Second Life and see how this works out.

The first event is today:

Getting Along with IT staff for Librarians and Educators
Date: Friday, April 21, 2006 Time: 8:00AM – 9:00AM (60 minutes) Pacific time, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Central time 11:00-12:00 am Eastern time
Location: Juanita (217,241)

Keep up with this project at the Second Life Library 2.0 Blog.

Thanks Library TechBytes for pointing this out.

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