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Authors: Erdman,Jacquelyn,

Title: Reference in a 3-D virtual world: Preliminary observations on library outreach in "second life"

Publication Full: The Reference Librarian

Year: 2007 Volume: 47 Issue: 98

Start Page: 29 Other Pages: 39

Descriptors: LIBRARY science — Research, REFERENCE services (Libraries), LIBRARY outreach programs, SECOND Life (Game), VIRTUAL reality, OUTREACH programs, LIBRARY extension, cooperative reference, Second Life, skills transfer, virtual reference,


As technologies continue to evolve, the library will need to explore new ways to communicate with the public. One of the newest technologies is a 3-D virtual world software called Second Life. Second Life presents new opportunities and challenges for reference librarians to support the information needs of that community. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Reference Librarian is the property of Haworth Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)


M3: Article; Erdman, Jacquelyn 1; Email Address: jerdman2@fau.edu; Affiliations: 1: Coordinator of Assessment and Planning, Stanley E. Wimberly Library, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 Source Info: 2007, Vol. 47 Issue 98, p29; Thesaurus Term: LIBRARY science — Research; Thesaurus Term: REFERENCE services (Libraries); Thesaurus Term: LIBRARY outreach programs; Subject Term: SECOND Life (Game); Subject Term: VIRTUAL reality; Subject Term: OUTREACH programs; Subject Term: LIBRARY extension; Author-Supplied Keyword: cooperative reference; Author-Supplied Keyword: Second Life; Author-Supplied Keyword: skills transfer; Author-Supplied Keyword: virtual reference; Number of Pages: 11p. Document Type: Article

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Publisher: Haworth Press

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Issn Isbn: 2763877