Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries: Librarians and Educators in by Lori Bell,Rhonda B. Trueman

By Lori Bell,Rhonda B. Trueman

"This is one of the first entire ebook approximately MUVEs to target libraries and schooling. ... those that learn [it] after which dive in to adventure those worlds ... can be greater ready to guage the possibilities that would emerge within the coming years. we would now not also be first and foremost of the beginning."
— Stephen Abram
From the Foreword

Eighty percentage of web clients are anticipated to have interaction in a few type of digital global job by way of 2011 (Gartner examine Group), and librarians and educators are already there. This attention-grabbing book—the brainchild of 2 pioneering digital global librarians—is designed to aid libraries and faculties realize the significance of multi-user digital environments (MUVEs) and view methods of having concerned as they proliferate.

The editors and 24 members describe library, academic, and cultural tasks they've got undertaken. They recount their reviews operating jointly to reach moment lifestyles and different digital worlds and clarify how conventional library companies akin to reference, instructing, collections, chat groups, and younger grownup courses may be utilized in a digital environment.

WARNING: digital Worlds, actual Libraries and the studies it references will be behavior forming. when you are not able to flee from the digital library atmosphere, positioned down the booklet, disconnect your desktop, and search instant genuine global attention!

"Challenges our preconceptions of digital librarianship and explores the probabilities for numerous destiny library services."
— Jenny Levine
The Shifted Librarian

"This isn't just a suite of outstanding tales. It’s an working handbook for success!"
— Claudia L’Amoreaux
Education courses Manager
Linden Lab

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